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On THE WEST WING

Idealism is, at its best, a marriage of hope and pragmatism: the belief in the best vision of the world and the tenacity to realize that vision in the face of…

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ROBIN HOOD: OUTLAW OF THE 21ST CENTURY – An Interview with Matt Dursin

In the Spring of 2011, I went to my first comics convention in years, the Boston Comic Con, and, while at the Convention (ok, not there, exactly; rather, it was…

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Erstwhile, on FARGO: A Review

Note: while this is not a recap of the events of the first season of FX’s  FARGO, spoilers will be, in spite of my best efforts, inevitable.   …

On Writing

The following represents all of the advice I have on this weird craft of writing. I’ll update it as pearls of wisdom hit. Those pearls hurt sometimes.  …

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Spinner Racks and The Keepers of Post-Industrial Folklore

Note: this article represents the uncut version of a talk I gave at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum at The Ohio State University in November 2013. The talk…

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The Golden Age – An Interview with Gerard Jones

In his 2004 Eisner Award-winning book MEN OF TOMORROW: GEEKS, GANGSTERS AND THE BIRTH OF THE COMIC BOOK, author and comics writer Gerard Jones (GREEN LANTERN, THE SHADOW,…

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Stories I Love: HANNIBAL

A rare installment: a series that’s currently running. Everything about HANNIBAL works: the deliberate pace befitting the slow elegance of the show’s proto-antagonist; Hugh Dancy’s pitch-perfect portrayal of…

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Confessions of a Chronic Meditator

Hi, I’m Tyler and I’m a chronic meditator. I have been for 10 years. I sit for 10 minutes, twice a day, and breathe. I watch the thoughts–the…

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Whiz!Bam!Pow! Book Three – Lena

 “I have a crush on @tylerweaver’s writing voice.” – MJ Slide, filmmaker, “Sightlines,” “Those Lighter Fluid Days” A heroic icon of Americana. A grandfather rebuilding his grandson’s future by recreating his…