March 26, 2016: The crew of The Raza and their anime counterparts!

ONE (Dark Matter) = Rokuro "Rock" Okajima (Black Lagoon) Like ONE, Rock comes from a well-to-do upbringing, having lived a sheltered, moneyed existence prior to the events that landed him among decidedly colorful company.  From white collar careers to running with mercenaries, these two share similar fish-out-of-water experiences that force them to toughen up and mature if they are to survive. TWO (Dark…

July 18, 2015: An Afternoon at AnimeEvolution!

So, what'd you all think of Dark Matter Episode 106?  All the pieces are coming together, right? Well, more answers coming your way next week.  But first, there's that #Periscope #AskJoeDM event planned for this Monday on the heels of the U.K. and German airing of episode 6.  I'll be online, live (?!), answering viewer questions from…

July 23, 2014: My favorite spaceships!

While we're on the subject... SUPER DIMENSIONAL FORCE MACROSS ANDROMEDA ASCENDANT STARBUG SERENITY THE BATTLESTAR GALACTICA SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO VORLON CRUISER MOYA STAR DESTROYER ASGARD SHIPS THE BEBOP ANCIENT AURORA CLASS BATTLESHIP THE ARCADIA THE USS SULACO THE MILLENNIUM FALCON THE DESTINY USS ENTERPRISE NCC-1701 THE NOSTROMO KLINGON BIRD OF PREY ROMULAN WARBIRD

August 25, 2012: The Perfect Meal! Cos & Effect Kicks Off!

Last night, I had THE perfect meal.  And, by "perfect", I mean perfect for me.  And no wonder given that my dinner was planned and prepared by Chef Rob Belcham.  No one knows my culinary likes and dislikes, leanings and particulars better than Rob and the gang from Campagnolo/Campagnolo Roma/Fat Dragon. Fellow owner Tom Doughty…

April 12, 2012: Garvige Day! Things Japanese! Mailbag!

"Garvige day?"I asked.  "What's garvige day?" "Gar-vige,"Akemi enunciated for me.  "Garvige day." "You mean garbage day,"I said. "Yes,"she confirmed as if that's what she'd been saying all along.  "Garvige day.  Why?  How do you spell it?" "G-A-R-B-A-G-E".  I said the letters aloud as I wrote them in big block letters on the piece of paper.…

March 11, 2012: Dog Matter! Watching, reading, doing!

Hey!  Check out how much mom's dog, Felix, is enjoying my comic book series Dark Matter.  He can't take his eyes off it!  After receiving the above pic, I'm now seriously considering casting all-dog talent for the prospective Dark Matter television series/mini-series.  What do you think?  Felix as hot-headed rough and tumble THREE? Of course, my…

February 16, 2012: Marty G. tries to continue his Road to a Dream! Tara’s long-awaited Dark Matter review! Top Ten Tokyo Pleasant Surprises!

Quelle surprise!  The day after my Toronto nemesis, Tara Yelland, makes a bid to be cast in the potential Dark Matter television series (based on the comic book of the same name) by posing with a copy of the first issue, which came two days after Carl Binder did pretty much the same thing, which came a…

February 7, 2012: Tokyo Day #12! Berkserk! Nakajima! Taku! And a fond farewell to Star Bar! A mini mailbag!

On my second day in Tokyo, I came across a poster for Berserk (Golden Age Arc I: Egg of the Supreme Ruler), the first part of a three-part film trilogy based on one of my all-time favorite anime series (which was, in turn, based on a wildly popular manga series).  The movie's opening happened to…

October 6, 2011: The 20 Layer Omelet Mille-Feuille! Halloween swag from the Picardos! Recommend me an anime series!

Now that I'm back home and have access to my kitchen, I can finally start cooking again.  Pictured above is my latest culinary foray.  I want to call it an Omelet Mille-Feuille but the actual name of the dish slips my mind.  It's a variation on an old Alain Ducasse recipe which sees five different…

May 13, 2011: Okay, try to keep up! The Transporter Team! Dark Matter Ship Designs! Movement on the Anime Front! Stargate: SG-1 Season 6 Memories! Notes on Network Notes! And I Answer Your Stargate Questions!

When Stargate finally ended, I figured I'd take a year off to relax and recharge.  As it turns out, 2011 is shaping up to be quite the opposite. As you all know (or should know if you've been reading this blog) my writing partner Paul and I have made the move to Toronto in order…