Friday, November 16, 2012

More news from the Twinkie Front

Alas poor Twinkies

No more Twinkies? Hostess plans to shut down

Hostess CEO says strike was fatal blow bankrupt company and that it is too late to fix it. Nearly 600 could lose jobs in Schiller Park and Hodgkins bakeries.

Hostess Brands Inc., the bankrupt maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, said it had sought court permission to go out of business after failing to get wage and benefit cuts from thousands of its striking bakery workers. (via Chicago Tribune)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

It's Still Halloween @ Main Enterprises!

Yes it is boys and girls, if you are already missing the spooktacular month of shocktober then you can extend it for as long as you like with the special Annual Halloween edition of *PPFSZT! form my good buddy “Grim” Jim Main’s Main Enterprises line of comics. Jim has just released issue #39 of *PPFSZT! which is (as previously stated) his annual Halloween issue.

This terrifyingly entertaining issue contains several most-excellent Halloween-themed stories and illustrations — including the very-excellent The Four Horsemen from Des Langford and Simon Mackie; the very funny Pokadot Demon by Rick Limacher; as well as regular features like Brien Wayne Powell's Magnet Man, RIP (Michael Anthony Carroll), Mr. Bruelle Explains it All (Robert Waldo Bruelle, Jr.), and Bill the Cockroach (Henry Gustavson).

Zombies of the Apocalypse
© Freelance Ink
Oh yeah, there are are also two (count ’em TWO) short stories written by yours truly Zombies of the Apocalypse (illustrated by Marshall Loveless and lettered by Mindy Lopkin), and The Tunguska Event (illustrated by John Lambert). The first tale of mine is sort of a gruesome  fun post-Apocalyptic zombie tale while the second is a story I had originally written to be the prequel to a Indie film that simply never came together. With a few minor edits, it is still publishable, and Big Jim agreed to do publish it.

The story concerns the Tunguska area of Siberia in Russia, where at 7:17 A.M. on the morning of June 30, 1908, a mysterious explosion occurred in the skies over Siberia that flattened trees and completely devastated the area. This event has never been fully explained. I am offering up my story as one possible explanation of this mysterious and frightening event.

The Tunguska Event
© Freelance Ink
So if you are in the mood for some very good stories, then you’ll want to reach out to Jim and buy up all of his copies. Jim can be reached at I’m strongly suggesting that you do precisely that and then tell all of your friends to buy multiple copies as well.

Then if you like what you see, you should check out the rest of Jim’s line of comics, as we are entirely sure that you will be thoroughly thrilled and entertained by what you read there.

Oh, and don’t forget to tell him that Bob S. Sent you (you won’t get anything extra, but it will make him happy that there are folk out there promoting his very fine comics, and publications.

OK, now it is back into the mix for us, as we have more scripts to write (some of them even for Mr. Main)!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Stan & (former) President Bush

Apparently this is a real photo.

As far as I'm told, this is an actual photo, not Photoshop.

The Perfessor