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

 

I just finished this outstanding memoir of the author’s 7th grade year, circa 1985 in Little Rock, AR. It’s written in third person, which gives the story an interesting element of detachment. This review brilliantly sums up the book’s strengths. Check it out!

I just finished this outstanding memoir of the author’s 7th grade year, circa 1985 in Little Rock, AR. It’s written in third person, which gives the story an interesting element of detachment. This review brilliantly sums up the book’s strengths. Check it out!

Just finished this outstanding Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. It’s about a poor kid in turn of the century NYC who works his way up from working in his dad’s cigar shop to becoming, hmmm, kind of Donald Trump meets Frank Lloyd Wright! It is smoothly written and fast-paced, and includes tons of amazing detail about life in the late 1800s, when people were embracing the new but were too afraid to fully let go of the old. Check it out!

Just finished this outstanding Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. It’s about a poor kid in turn of the century NYC who works his way up from working in his dad’s cigar shop to becoming, hmmm, kind of Donald Trump meets Frank Lloyd Wright! It is smoothly written and fast-paced, and includes tons of amazing detail about life in the late 1800s, when people were embracing the new but were too afraid to fully let go of the old. 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!

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!

If you’re looking for something to read, I just finished this devastating literary western. It’s about a young man from the east who heads to Kansas after the Civil War, looking for his purpose in life…and joins a buffalo hunt that goes terribly wrong. Between this and Stoner, John Williams has become one of my favorite writers. Check it out!

If you’re looking for something to read, I just finished this devastating literary western. It’s about a young man from the east who heads to Kansas after the Civil War, looking for his purpose in life…and joins a buffalo hunt that goes terribly wrong. Between this and Stoner, John Williams has become one of my favorite writers. Check it out!

Stoked about tonight’s purchases with my Barnes and Noble gift card!

I just reread this one for the first time in many years. Roald Dahl is one of my absolute favorite writers, and this book is pretty much perfect. If you need a change of pace, do yourself a favor and find it at your library or pick up a used copy.

I just reread this one for the first time in many years. Roald Dahl is one of my absolute favorite writers, and this book is pretty much perfect. If you need a change of pace, do yourself a favor and find it at your library or pick up a used copy.