Wednesday, May 23, 2012

It's Gone Live! It's Gone Live!

After several years here on Blogspot, I'm moving to a new website...the easy to remember:

Click the link above and check it out, 'cause I can promise you this much: It'll be the same old stuff but at a different location!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Eisner Awards

The nominees were announced today for the 2011 Eisner Awards, and Life With Archie has landed one in the Best Publication for Young Adults (Ages 12-17) category!

 Congratulations to Fernando Ruiz, Pat & Tim Kennedy, Norm Breyfogle and all the rest of the talented men and women who get this comic out every month. And thanks to publisher Jonathan Goldwater and editor Victor Gorelick for giving me the opportunity to do what I do on the title, and, of course, to Michael Uslan, who got the whole "Married Life" ball rolling!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

On The Move!!

A new location for And Then I Wrote... is currently under construction!

Watch this space for our address--coming soon!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Charlton Spotlight on Dick Giordano and George Wildman

The seventh issue of Charlton Spotlight magazine is out, containing, among other things, an interview with one-time Charlton Comics editor and Popeye artist George Wildman, as well as remembrances of another one-time Charlton Comics editor and artist, the late, great Dick Giordano. I contributed a short piece on Mr. G, who had been both my boss and a friend, as does Ron Frantz.
Charlton Spotlight ("Exploring the History of the Charlton Comics Group"), published by Michael Ambrose, is an excellent source of information on the defunct Little Comic Book Company That Could and always a fun read.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Everything's Still Archie!

Not only is the second Life With Archie: The Married Life graphic novel (collecting issues #7-12 of Life With Archie magazine) out this week, but the monthly Life With Archie magazine keeps making news...and just a bit of controversy!

The celebrated Life With Archie #16, featuring the well-publicized wedding of Kevin Keller and Clay Walker, has sold out (word is, copies are going for big bucks on eBay and Amazon), and has got a Million Moms mad at me and retail outlets like Toys 'R' Us which carried the issue. Seems those Million Moms have some kind of problem with love, commitment, and marriage, but I wish them well and thank them for the publicity.

And, last but not least, news broke this week of an upcoming story line, focusing on Cheryl Blossom and her battle with breast cancer.

I've said it before and it's still true: I'm having the best time of my comics writing career on Life With Archie. Not only do I get to tell real stories about real people, but I've also being given the opportunity to put a spotlight on issues that don't normally get much attention in the four-color funny book fantasy world. As much as some accuse us of sensationalism, my top priority is to tell a good story and, a million moms--who number far less than that, alliteration aside--here or there who make claims to the contrary, that's just what we're doing.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Get 'em on eBay!


Having uncovered several long boxes full of duplicate copies of the many hundreds of comic book stories I've written over the years, I've decided to start putting some of these books up on eBay, under my seller name, KAYEELL.
Please click on the captions under the pictures to take you to the eBay auction.

SHOWCASE #94-96 (1977)

THE PEACEMAKER #1-4 (1988)


I'm starting with the items above, and I plan to put some items up every day, time willing, so please keep checking back to see what's available! All available autographed upon request.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

You're All Cordially Invited...

I'll let the solicitation speak for itself (that's it's job, ain't it?).

“Archie Marries Veronica” - Kevin returns from battle a war hero and the whole gang have assembled to watch him tie the knot! However it's not wedded bliss for all in attendance as the sting of separation from Veronica continues to pain Archie. Working class couple Reggie and Betty field an offer to star in a reality program showcasing their entrepreneurial nature while Dilton hatches a scheme with Mr. Lodge!

 “Archie Marries Betty” - Kevin's wedding is upon us and you're on the guest list! But how exactly did Kevin meet his significant other? Discover how right in these pages... Meanwhile Archie juggles teaching responsibilities with his marriage to Betty. Don't miss out on the wedding event of the year that everyone's talking about!
Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Al Milgrom, Bob Smith
Cover by Norm Breyfogle
Shipping Date: 12/21/11
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/4/11
On Sale on Newsstands: 1/10/12
64-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ho Ho Ho! Buffalo Avenue Books for Under a Buck

The price for my three ebooks on is now .99¢ each...

The Same Old Story
The pulps were dead. Comic books were dying. Now the writing business has turned deadly! When two men working for the same comic book company die under mysterious circumstances only two days apart, writer Max Wiser, son of a NYPD homicide cop, can’t help trying to find the story behind the story...and falling for the beautiful blonde with connections to both victims! 

In My Shorts: Hitler's Bellhop and Other Stories
Six short stories by the author of Two Tales of Atlantis, including a savage look at the dark side of creativity (“Food for the Beast”) and the comedy screenplay that Jerry Lewis never wrote but might have (“Hitler’s Bellhop”), with stops along the way to fight vampire squirrels, live the life of a superhero, visit a graveyard, and bow before the zombie king. 

Two Tales of Atlantis
Two stories by the writer/creator of DC Comics’ Arion, Lord of Atlantis. In “Walk Upon the Waters,” the sorcerer Thalis sails hostile seas in the last battle for Atlantis. In “Passed Lives,” an aging peasant awakens in the middle of her life to realize she is Thalis’ reincarnated lover and leaves her family to go war to find him...and learn which of her two hearts she will follow. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Me and Sergio Down By The Schoolyard

Of Springdale Elementary School, that is!

My story "Model Citizen Simpson" (with art by James Lloyd and Dan Davis) shares the pages of Bongo Comics' Simpsons Comics Presents Bart Simpson #64 (now on sale!) with my friend, the legendary Sergio Aragones' tale, "An Easy Assignment," as well as Peter Kuper's "Viva La Bart!"

Even if you could care less about me, how can you pass up a comic book featuring both Sergio and Peter, two MAD Magazine mainstays? And, while I'm at it, I recommend another Bongo title: Sergio Aragones Funnies, a monthly mag of mayhem and mirth, all by Sergio hisself.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Everybody else is having a holiday sale, so why shouldn't I? I've lowered the price of my novel, The Same Old Story on for the Kindle to 99¢. I hope you'll take advantage of my holiday-induced genorosity.

It's 1951 and the comic book industry is undergoing a recession that's sent half the writers and artists in New York to the streets scrambling for the work that remains. Among that number is writer Max Wiser, former pulp scribe and son of a legendary N.Y.P.D. homicide cop, on whose life Wiser based his bestselling pulp stories. When the industry's top writer dies in an accidental drunken tumble from a subway train that proves to have been murder, Max is plunged into a world of lies and conspiracy...discovering that there is often a fine line between real life and the pulp fiction around which he has built his life. Especially after the beautiful blonde mistress of the murdered man works her way into his life...and as the death toll mounts, Max Wiser learns that even in the cliche-ridden world of comics and the pulps, there's really no such thing as The Same Old Story...