I AM THE AMERICAN DREAM, a collection of American Dream stories, will be published by Crossroad Press in the next few months. Harry Fassl had me dress up as AD to go with a story published in SEQUITER and Peggy Nadramia published the title story in her magazine GRUE. Illustrated by Douglas C. Klauba, I've added pieces of his other work, for "Corky's Quickies" in GRUE, as well as "Take The "A" Train" in (NOT) ONE OF US. As you can see from my recent illustration, I still am The American Dream.
I've written about the little big town of Streator several times, most recently in a novella which involves Jimmy Dvorak teaming up with Chris Lohnes to see justice done. The novella can be found in Crossroad Press's FOR YOU, THE LIVING. Here are some photos of Streator, which I took in June of 2013, the deserted Main Street, the boarded up bars. The Norfolk & Southern trains being the only real movement in town. The house where the story ended is gone, as are many homes on that block. 1112 Hall Street.
I'll be dead honest. Past a few sketches, I haven't done a heck of a lot worth mentioning. So I offer you this baffling old data printout. Hopefully, in a few posts, you'll see something about me moving forward on a project.