Jane Quiet 2.0

Welcome to the relaunch of Jane Quiet, the continuing adventures of the occult investigator Elena Steier and I created. We’re happy to be relaunching the comic after some delays. We have all kinds of exciting things in store for you, beginning with a wild trip to Egypt that will include a certain cat-headed goddess as…

BitchBuzz: Technology and Temperance + Jane Quiet

My column today springs from my annoyance with paternalistic colleagues who keep giving people the impression that academics are stuffy know-it-alls who pontificate from their position of privilege. I realise I can also be a bit unreasonable about it: on President’s Day a colleague in the midst of his “technology: bad” talk (thank goodness there…

Jane Quiet RETURNS!

Go to our web jam now for the news! Whoo hoo — I can’t tell you how happy this makes me 🙂

Albacon 2010, Oct 8-10

Hey kids! Especially you locals — we’re only weeks away from Albacon, the capitol region’s only spec fic con which runs from Friday October 8th until Sunday the 10th, with oodles of fun stuff for you to do and see. Writer GoH: Allen SteeleArtist GoH: Ron MillerFan GoH: Lisa Ashton Plus we just got news…

More Jane Quiet!

Drop by the Jane Quiet site to see the new developments — gotta get back to work on that script! Elena’s catching up to me.

A Dandy, Van and Rude Britannia

No time for anything but a quick recap in reverse time order: last night saw Dandy in the Underworld, the one man play at the Soho Theatre about Sebastian Horsley. It was quite good and alternately funny and sad, particularly with the fact of his death last week hanging over the production — though Horsley…

Magus: The Alan Moore Conference (Day One)

Here’s a lovely photo of me and Marc Singer snapped by the wonderful Adele, who already has her write-up of the Magus conference up over at her book blog, UnBound, and has pictures up as well. I was looking forward to this conference despite not quite having my paper done before I headed off to…

Jane Quiet Returns!

Elena’s got a new comic up at our Jane Quiet web jam page. Whoo hoo! This is the start of the second issue or arc, I suppose we ought to say as it’s on-line. Where did this start? I believe it was me combining Elena’s love of drawing dancing babes, my fondness for Johnny Vegas,…

Reviewed (Two Years Later)

Okay, so the Google search doesn’t necessarily catch everything. In looking for something else, I ran across a reference to a review in The Lion and the Unicorn 32.3 by David Russell of Tove Jansson Rediscovered, for which I wrote the essay, “Roses, Beads and Bones: Gender, Borders and Slippage in Tove Jansson’s Moomin Comic-Strips”:…