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Matt Nelson's Catbeard Book V: Poopdeck & Pawprints

Catbeard Book Five is Here!

The latest in Matt Nelson’s hilarious piratey comic series has arrived with Catbeard Book Five: Poopdecks & Pawprints! Once again we can all set sail with Catbeard and the crew of the Fearsome Roar, and I couldn’t be more excited. If you haven’t read Catbeard, you should rectify that immediately. (New storyline begins November 17th.) It’s hilarious, and these days it’s a nice respite from the absurd chaos reality throws at us.

Matt Nelson's Catbeard Book V: Poopdeck & Pawprints
Matt Nelson’s Catbeard Book V: Poopdeck & Pawprints

I’m also in this book! I was honored to be asked to write the forward for this one and I jumped at the chance. Plus it meant Matt would do an illustration of me! He gave me the option to have a standard portrait, or he offered to draw me as a gibbering Lovecraftian monstrosity. Clearly, I made the correct choice.

It's me as an elder...uh, thing. Credit to Matt Nelson.
It’s me as an elder…uh, thing. Credit to Matt Nelson.

Want to know what I wrote? Well, you’re going to have to pick up the book. You can buy them directly from Matt or pick them up for your Kindle over on Amazon. Catbeard always starts life as a free webcomic, and you can follow along at catbeardthepirate.com. If you want to support Matt’s work (and you should) you can join me in supporting him on Patreon.


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Friday Link Pack 09/19/2014

Friday has arrived! That means it’s time to share a few interesting links I’ve found throughout the week. Some of these I mention on Twitter, if you’re not already following me there, please do! Have a link I should feature in the upcoming link pack? Let me know!

Writing:

It’s OK To Admit That H.P. Lovecraft Was Racist
Can we appreciate a writer’s work while disdaining their offensive beliefs?  Laura Miller examines. (Thanks to Josh for this one.)

5 Things You Should Know About Working With Beta Readers
It’s always good to get insight as you work on your manuscript. Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla Douglas offer some simple advice on working with beta readers.

The New Kindle Voyage e-Reader Is Shockingly Good
I love my Kindle. Love. It. It’s revolutionized the way I read. However, after reading this review on the latest offering from Amazon… it might be time for an upgrade.

Your Paper Brain And Your Kindle Brain Aren’t The Same Thing
Study’s show our brains approach reading on digital devices differently from reading physical books. Are we losing something because of our bi-literate brains?

Writer’s Toolkit: Old Maps Online
My post from Wednesday highlights a handy resource for your research.

Art:

Sergey Kolesov
Digging this work. Amazing colors, incredible lights, and a loose fresh style. (Thanks to Bryan for sharing it with me.)

Byronic Series By Boris Pelcer
I am a sucker for limited palettes, so when I saw this work by Boris Pelcer it wasn’t hard for me to fall in love.

Random:

Amazing Map Shows Every Tree In The United States
This tree density map shows the location of forests throughout America. See the larger version here.

Famous Paintings Of Jacob Wrestling With The Angel, Ranked By How Much Their Actions Resemble Slow-Dancing
I love the internet. (Thanks to Gus for sharing this.)

5 Little-Known Pirate Stories
It’s International Talk Like A Pirate Day today. In celebration Neatorama has compiled a list of interesting and a bit strange pirate facts.

Lovecraft Story of the Week:

The Mound
A strange mound in Oklahoma hides a gateway to a subterranean civilization. Fun fact: this is the story from which the title Red Litten World was taken.

Gif of the Week:

Screamin'