Hi! My name's Chris. I've lived in Los Angeles since 1995, when I came out here for grad school. I 'm originally from the north side of Columbus, OH.

I'm a creative writer and artist and have shown my work in galleries in Los Angeles. Check out my art here.

I've also written a graphic novel! You can check out some sample pages here.

I like graphic novels, Christmas, tide pools, grilled cheese sandwiches, reading, biker moustaches, dudes, football (Ohio State and the New Orleans Saints), sea monsters, painting, pine trees, bookstores, tennis, Chiddy Bang, going to the gym, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cricket Magazine, gloves with the fingers torn off, the "Gemini's Twin" sketch on Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation, illustration, rugby players, Trina Schart Hyman, Stephen King, horror films, Hillary Clinton, film history and unexplained phenomena.

I blog about illustration, painting, Atari, Christmas, books, style...and things from my favorite era: the late 1970s/early 80s. As well as assorted other stuff!

Email: Cobbler3@yahoo.com
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CURRENTLY READING: The Legacy of Heorot by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle & Steven Barnes

 

Just finished this impressive novel! A group of Scouts and their Scoutmaster are trapped on a remote Canadian island with a virus that infects you with worms that eat you from the inside out!! Good times! 
Fast-paced and very grisly, but with interesting characters, including the most horrifying 14 year-old sociopath you’ll ever meet! Check it out!

Just finished this impressive novel! A group of Scouts and their Scoutmaster are trapped on a remote Canadian island with a virus that infects you with worms that eat you from the inside out!! Good times!
Fast-paced and very grisly, but with interesting characters, including the most horrifying 14 year-old sociopath you’ll ever meet! Check it out!

I rewatched The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972) over the weekend, and I definitely recommend it. It features Shirley Maclaine in a stellar performance as a snobbish NYC society maven whose black sheep little brother (Perry King) gets possessed by the spirit of a dead Puerto Rican serial killer. Good times!
The film has apparently run into trouble over the years (including getting banned) because the last 15 minutes of the film are pretty perverse. And the story has its ups and downs, but it’s worth seeing for Maclaine’s amazing work, absolutely beautiful location shooting that captures the grimy early 1970s NYC, and a real paranormal creepiness that predates The Exorcist by one year. Track it down and check it out!

The 25 Fiercest Final Girls Of Horror

I watched V/H/S/2 this past weekend. It’s an anthology along the lines of Creepshow, with a wraparound story and four different segments, all shot on video — with different directors and writers as well.
Although the movie is very up and down in terms of quality, the third segment is really outstanding and absolutely nutso. It’s called “Safe Haven” and it’s about a documentary film crew that infiltrates a doomsday cult in Borneo. Needless to say, things go insane in a hurry! Check it out!!

RIP Bigas Luna - director of Anguish (1987), a personal favorite of mine.

RIP Bigas Luna - director of Anguish (1987), a personal favorite of mine.

I watched this last night and thought it was pretty good! It’s directed by Barry Levinson of all people. Although the acting is a little variable and the ending is a little anticlimactic, there were plenty of moments that made me squirm. Give it a look— and click the poster for more info!

I watched this last night and thought it was pretty good! It’s directed by Barry Levinson of all people. Although the acting is a little variable and the ending is a little anticlimactic, there were plenty of moments that made me squirm. Give it a look— and click the poster for more info!

I finished this yesterday! It was a nice change of pace — Lovecraft isn’t as much about plot as he is locating the horror in what we believe to be real. I read the introduction afterward and was disappointed to learn that Lovecraft was a huge racist and anti-Semite.

I finished this yesterday! It was a nice change of pace — Lovecraft isn’t as much about plot as he is locating the horror in what we believe to be real. I read the introduction afterward and was disappointed to learn that Lovecraft was a huge racist and anti-Semite.

You might’ve heard about V/H/S   — kind of the Creepshow of the found footage genre, with the gimmick being that all five vignettes are shot on video or something similar. The wraparound story concerns a group of punks who break into a creepy  house to steal a video tape, and they watch each of the stories, one by one.

I was all set not to like this one — especially since Ti West is one of the writer/directors, and I hate him after The Innkeepers and The Roost. The jarring editing and sound definitely gave me a headache. But —- there are actually plenty of really shocking moments, and each of the stories offers something interesting, if not entirely successful or logical. If you’re a horror fan, check it out!

You might’ve heard about V/H/S — kind of the Creepshow of the found footage genre, with the gimmick being that all five vignettes are shot on video or something similar. The wraparound story concerns a group of punks who break into a creepy house to steal a video tape, and they watch each of the stories, one by one.

I was all set not to like this one — especially since Ti West is one of the writer/directors, and I hate him after The Innkeepers and The Roost. The jarring editing and sound definitely gave me a headache. But —- there are actually plenty of really shocking moments, and each of the stories offers something interesting, if not entirely successful or logical. If you’re a horror fan, check it out!

Check out this film if you haven’t seen it - by the beloved cult horror movie director Jeff Lieberman.

Check out this film if you haven’t seen it - by the beloved cult horror movie director Jeff Lieberman.