December 6, 2016

Today's Van Villiams/GREEN HORNET Tribute


Unlike other fandoms, I came to appreciate the Green Hornet as a young adult. My official entry was via Now Comics in the 1990s (thanks, Ron!), then a boxed set of cassettes of the original radio shows...and then, finally, a local television station playing the 1960's series with Van Williams.

In light of Mr. Williams' passing, I thought it might be good to not only talk about his work...but show you. His performance as Britt Reid/the Green Hornet is almost pitch-perfect: it never seems tongue-in-cheek (the way Adam West played Batman), but has a solidness of its own (like Robert Conrad or Ross Martin of The Wild Wild West). (Plus, the Green Hornet show had brief glimpses of Bruce Lee's abilities...it's probably the best half hour action drama ever produced. And I don't say that lightly).

But via YouTube (and these may be pulled at some point), some episodes of The Green Hornet for your viewing pleasure, where you can see Mr. Williams' work for yourself.

And know that it speaks louder than I can.







December 5, 2016

I've Been Published: WHEN THE SHADOW SEES THE SUN: CREATIVES SURVIVING DEPRESSION

(Yes, I have a short piece in this book. And it's another benefit book. For more information, visit Pro Se Productions)


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BOOK TO BENEFIT CREATIVES DEALING WITH DEPRESSION-
‘WHEN THE SHADOW SEES THE SUN’ DEBUTS



Pro Se Productions proudly presents WHEN THE SHADOW SEES THE SUN: CREATIVES SURVIVING DEPRESSION, the realization of a concept of a brilliant, creative mind, Logan L. Masterson. Masterson conceived this idea in late 2015, partly in jest, but more in earnest desire. A book focused on creative souls who experience depression and struggle with horrors that they exorcise by putting them to paper, but just can’t always let go of that way. He wanted there to be a book out there for creatives (and others who might benefit) by creatives to address the struggles so many endure and to offer ways to cope, to deal, and to move on. To overcome.
Logan L. Masterson lost his battle with what plagued him on March 29, 2016. And this book, his idea, is now a reality, to help bring to light the issues creative souls do endure, many similar to anyone else. All proceeds from WHEN THE SHADOW SEES THE SUN will go to a variety of charities to promote suicide intervention and prevention as well as to assist with working through and surviving depression, with a focus being on those who are artists, writers, performers, etc. affected by this.
In these pages, authors John G. Hartness, Tim Byrd, Ernest Russell, Phillip Drayer Duncan, Mark Bousquet, Thomas R. Skidmore, Nikki Nelson-Hicks, Andrea Judy, Scott Hancock, Joe Hilliard, Herika R. Raymer, Melinda LaFevers, Alexander S. Brown, Joseph Lamere, Lee Houston Junior, Ethan Nahte, Kristi King-Morgan, Jason Holmes, Lou Mougin, Judy Wall Crump, Mark Steinwachs, Nancy Hansen, Chuck Miller, Aaron Smith, I. A. Watson, Neth Williams, Ellie Raine, Lisa Collins, Tommy B. Smith, H. C. Playa, Sean Taylor, M. B. Weston, JC Crumpton, Gordon Dymowski, J. H. Fleming, Jeff Hewitt, and Jim D. Gillentine tear open their souls, sharing their own personal struggles and paths through them.
Featuring a fantastic introduction by Julianna Robinson, an evocative cover by Adam and cover design and print formatting by Antonino Lo Iacono, WHEN THE SHADOW SEES THE SUN: CREATIVES SURVIVING DEPRESSION is available now at Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/When-Shadow-Sees-Sun-D…/…/ref=sr_1_2…and Pro Se’s own store at www.prose-press.com for 15.99.
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