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HAPPYHOLIDAYS = EVERY book free this week!

THE SKINNY: Go to the Phoenix Productions Gumoad shop ( and use the HAPPYHOLIDAYS discount code to get EVERY single book in the Phoenix Productions library for free in PDF format through Christmas Day, December 25, 2022! WHAT HAPPENED: My printer didn’t come through. I was supposed to have HEROES NOW #2 & #3 asContinue reading “HAPPYHOLIDAYS = EVERY book free this week!”

Columbus Scribbler liked HEROIC: HEROES PAST

Columbus, Ohio is incredibly fortunate to be home to an amazing comics infrastructure, not the least of which is the twice-Eisner Award-nominated Columbus Scribbler newspaper. The latest edition hit my mailbox this morning, and look what got a mention in the “Scribbler Shout-Outs” section! Thank you, guys! You can learn more about the Scribbler andContinue reading “Columbus Scribbler liked HEROIC: HEROES PAST”

Alan Sissom reviews Heroic: Heroes Past

Alan Sissom, publisher of Collectors Link Fanzine and fellow United Fanzine Organization member, forwarded me his review of Heroic: Heroes Past from the latest UFO newsletter, Tetragrammaton Fragments #265. The USPS hasn’t seen fit to deliver my copy yet, so Alan’s generosity allows me a jump on what hopefully will be arriving any day now.Continue reading “Alan Sissom reviews Heroic: Heroes Past”

What’s new at Phoenix?

Hey all, I’m back from Spring Break and am a bit more tan, slightly rested (but quickly losing ground on that front from long nights since returning) and am more than ready to get things rolling once again at Phoenix Productions! I thought it wise to share a little of what I’ve been up toContinue reading “What’s new at Phoenix?”

A very big few days

Since returning from vacation on Saturday night, I’ve: Unpacked and washed clothes for the family Grocery shopped Watched football Received unexpected and awesome character art for yet another Phoenix Productions character for the upcoming HEROIC: HEROES NOW anthology while watching football. Read a couple great reviews of HEROIC: HEROES PAST in the just-received Tetragrammaton FragmentsContinue reading “A very big few days”

Looking back, looking forward

Funny, that title. I’m a Cub Scout leader as part of my non-comics life, and “Looking back, looking forward” is the name of a Webelos (older Cubs) adventure that involves personal and Scouting history. It has been one of my favorite adventures for the Cubs — at 5th grade, these kids barely have a historyContinue reading “Looking back, looking forward”

Poopsheet Foundation’s Rick Bradford reviews

Rick Bradford is doing incredible work at his Poopsheet Foundation : 1. His searchable online minicomics database at – A MASSIVE collection of creators, publications and titles going back decades. 2. His online minicomics/small press store portal at, where you can get new and old zines alike. It’s like the Amazon of minicomics.!Continue reading “Poopsheet Foundation’s Rick Bradford reviews”

Small press legend Larry Johnson reviews Heroic: Heroes Past

Much like United Fanzine Organization Chair Steve Keeter, Larry Johnson has been making fanzines and small press comics since I was a toddler. (Probably earlier!) He remains prolific, with his books making a regular appearance in UFO member mailboxes and even a 200+ page collected edition of his Tales of Fantasy available for purchase. Larry’sContinue reading “Small press legend Larry Johnson reviews Heroic: Heroes Past”

UFO Chairman reviews Heroic: Heroes Past

Continuing the reviews of Heroic: Heroes Past from Tetragrammaton Fragments, the United Fanzine Organization newsletter, here’s Chairman Steve Keeter, a legend of fanzine publishing and a guy who’s been publishing since 50-year-old me was 2 years old! Needless to say, a positive review from “SKeeter” means a great deal. Rather than retype his words, here’sContinue reading “UFO Chairman reviews Heroic: Heroes Past”