doing it my way

Kind readers,

spring is slowly beginning to manifest itself… Warm days can’t come soon enough for me, not after the winter we had.

So, news!

I’ve joined Instagram and I’m enjoying it muchly. Twitter and Instagram are my happy places online these days.

This is me, earlier today…

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More ink in August. Tiffany will be adding an Ace of Spaces and an Ace of Hearts to my Freddy glove, and flames, and dice probably.

The gold tuxedo shoot took place last Sunday, and it was a whole lotta fun. These photos capture the essence of my upcoming books.

You can see the rest right here: Gold Tuxedo Session.

As old Blue Eyes sang, the record shows I took the blows and did it my way.

I recently discovered a new café, and since then I’ve been going there on a regular basis to write and relax. And eat!

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I haven’t loved a café this much since my Café Wim and Vienna Café days. It’s like all the writing hangouts and tranquil havens I’ve ever loved and lost.

Boots I like to wear when I go to places like this:

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And, I have new dolls in my personal sanctuary.

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They’re Novi Stars. Dainty, shimmering, otherworldly jewels… I adore them.

As if it needs to be said, I’m working on books. At the moment, my focus is on Atheist Tiki Hour. I continue to try to promote previous works like There’s a Hula Girl on my Dashboard. “I wrote this book, you might enjoy it,” bla bla bla… In many ways, my efforts to put my writing out there are comparable to this:

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I’m a little dancing monkey, baby.

Your devoted
Logospilgrim, the quiet professor

portraits and reviews

Kind readers,

the other day, I took some new author photos… Including ink photos.

My name is Logospilgrim, and I write books 😉 Also, I love ties and tattoos.

“Personne n’a de comptes à me rendre,

et je n’ai de comptes à rendre à personne.”

~ Capitaine Albator

Allow me to share some recent reviews of There’s a Hula Girl on my Dashboard:

I’m extremely grateful for all the kind words people have shared about the book. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, everyone! I couldn’t do it without you.

Today, Sean McGuire, a.k.a. @GodlessPoutine, posted a wonderful review of Hula Girl on his blog, My Secret Atheist Blog. I couldn’t help but gasp when I saw the link on my Twitter feed this morning.

To read the review, please go here: http://www.mysecretatheistblog.com/2015/06/theres-hula-girl-on-my-dashboard-how-i.html

Thank you so much, Sean, for your kindness and support. It means more than I can say.

Many more interesting and exciting things to come this summer! So much so I think I need to rest right now 😉

Your devoted
Logospilgrim, the quiet professor

2014: a very good year

Kind readers,

last night, I finished polishing up my Outlaw manuscript, and it’s now in the hands of my wonderful editor! The book will be published in June or the start of July at the latest.

In other happy news, I recently designed a new bag for myself. It will be accompanying me on my numerous summer and fall adventures… I scanned part of my Freddy sweater, and used the image as the background.

When you have a good bag, you’re ready for anything.

Less than two weeks left until Ottawa Comic Con! My excitement levels are phantasmagorically high.

This summer, I’ll be going to Flashback Weekend in August…

If you live in Chicago and would like to join me for a meal, only ask! I always love meeting people.

In September, I’ll head for Montreal Comic Con.

Then, in October, Monster-Mania, here I come! I’m in Robert Englund heaven, I tell you. I’d like to cosplay Dr. Anton Rudolph (Python) there.

The hotel rooms have been booked, the passes obtained; I only need my plane ticket to Chicago now.

While my editor is working on Outlaw, I’ll be writing the first draft of my first horror/speculative novel, Specimen. I’m going to do my darndest so that it’s ready in time for Monster-Mania. I’m very much looking forward to writing my Dr. Gabriel Foster’s dark tale…

On the trips I told you about above, I’ll be joined by this lovely fellow:

He’s very keen to hit the road with me. He needs some fresh air and a few laughs.

My calf ink has healed beautifully; Mr. Englund looks perfect!

I also recently got this done on the back of my left hand. It’s my ultimate tribute to Willie the Visitor, and to all outsiders and outcasts:

As usual, Tiffany did a magnificent job. I am now a friendly Visitor always.

Stay tuned for a lot of fun times, shenanigans, and outrageousness! This week, I’ll be trimming my Mr. Confab beard… Watch out!

Your devoted
Logospilgrim, the quiet professor

ink worthy of the man

Kind readers,

so I was at Planet Ink tuesday, and Tiffany did the most amazing portrait on my right calf… I still can hardly believe this stunning piece is on my leg now! I keep having to look to make sure, and goodness, yes, there it is 🙂

She took this photo right after the portrait was finished—the inking lasted about seven hours.

Robert Englund tattoo 2And here’s a quick shot I took the next day, after I removed the bandages… You can see how marvelous his hand looks, and the fantastic details on his bracelet:

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As the piece heals, it will look lighter and softer. His beautiful wrinkles, eyes and beard will pop.

Everyone at Planet Ink is amazing. Matt, the shop owner, even brought me a bowl of his homemade Spanish rice, which was delicious. Heartfelt thanks to everyone there, especially the über talented and lovely Tiffany Thornton, who has been gracing my body with top notch art for at least three years now.

My next appointment with her is on April 1st. She’s going to check if Mr. Englund needs any touch ups, and she’s going to turn me into a Visitor. Remember when Willie got the fake skin at the back of his left hand ripped off during The Final Battle, and his green scales were revealed? That’s what we’re going to do; the ink will be based on a screengrab of a closeup shot. This ink will also have mystical significance (surprise!). Willie, at the time, was being despised and rejected, so the ink will mean, “Look, if you’re going to be despised and rejected for what you are, then I am what you are too.”

Needless to say, I am looking forward to Ottawa Comic Con more than ever! My cosplay preparations are going very well, too. I got my Mr. Confab hat the other day, and it’s perfect.

I have also determined what gifts I am going to give Robert to express my gratitude for his kindness and celebrate his upcoming birthday. Frankly, he deserves to be showered with gifts. One of them is this very cute and funny Heart of Gold plush by a company aptly named I Heart Guts. In “Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer,” his character is forced to swallow a terrible black heart of evil, but I think that a heart of gold is what Robert Englund has…

In other news, I am almost halfway through the second draft of Outlaw in the Land of Perfection. It’s all good 🙂

And speaking of writing, how’s this for bad ass encouragement?

Every writer needs a mug like that, I’d say! You can get yours at The Rumpus.

Also, I have been making excellent friends over on Twitter. One of them is Sv Bell, whose kickass comics I now receive in the mail. Wonderful art, great stories. I also now have a banner here on logospilgrim.com that links to his website, where you can see awesome B movies and independent films 24 hours a day:

I had lots of fun stuff to share with you!

Today, I’m going to rest a bit more… Getting the ink was wonderful, but also exhausting, whew. And it’s freezing again outside. I can’t wait for spring.

Your devoted
Logospilgrim, the quiet professor