Knowing Is Half The Battle Podcast

by Buzz on 4/11/2015

Knowing Is Half The Podcast photo

Had a great time recently with Gina Ippolito, Ray Stakenas, and Robert Chan doing first an overview of my work leading up to G.I. Joe for Sunbow Productions and an analysis of my episode “Lights!  Camera!  Cobra!”  This was a great experience and so much fun we didn’t realize we had run waaaaaaay over time so here it is broken into 4 parts!

Part One

Part Two

“Lights!  Camera!  Cobra!” Part One

“Lights!  Camera!  Cobra!” PartTwo

Be sure to check out all their other Knowing Is Half The Battle Podcasts and their Facebook page plus their own pages with all the cool stuff they’re doing elsewhere!

GI Joe Embrace The Absurdity


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An Autobiographical Note

by Buzz on 3/11/2015

Harry Barton - waking up to scenes like this cap

art by Harry Barton

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The Words Of the Prophets…

by Buzz on 1/11/2015

…are written on the subway walls
and tenement halls

WotP frank_zappa

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Fictoid: heard this billions of times

by Buzz on 1/11/2015

death and the maiden CAP

art by Rafael M. DeSoto
© Buzz Dixon

“Stop!  Where are
you taking me?”

“Where the hell
do you think I’m
taking you?”

“But I don’t belong here!”

“That’s what they all say.”

“Can’t we make a deal?”

“Sure.  You can shut up.”

“And if I do…?”

You broke the deal! 
Off we go!”

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Trippi The Guilt-Spider

by Buzz on 31/10/2015

Alois Kolb - Trippi The Guilt-Spider

underlying art by Alois Kolb
poem © Buzz Dixon

in my web
in my web
you are mine
you are mine

in my web
in my web
you are mine

you are mine
in my web
you are mine

let me draw you in with shame
let me draw you in with fear
let me draw you in with guilt
let me draw you in
in here

you are mine
in my web
in my web
you are mine

you are mine
in my web
you are mine

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Fictoid: Death’s Jest

by Buzz on 30/10/2015

Robert Hubert - Deaths Jest

“Landscape with a Sarcophagus”
art by Robert Hubert
text © Buzz Dixon

Determined to be remembered, the rich man vowed he would spend his life building a tomb for himself.

Angered at his vanity, and enraged by his foolish waste of the gods’ gift of life, Death made him immortal.

His family, friends, and fortune gone all too soon, the man spent the rest of his existence in what later generations regarded as an ancient ruin, built and abandoned for no ascertainable purpose.

He begged for Death to release him, but Death never would.

Who knew that Death could be cruel only by denying his service…


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…and then I woke up screaming::stick your hand in

by Buzz on 30/10/2015

Geoffrey Biggs - stick your hand inside

art by Geoffery Biggs

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Fictoid: heartbreaker

by Buzz on 29/10/2015

Karl Alexander Wilke - femme fatale

art by Karl Alexander Wilke

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halloween poem 2015

by Buzz on 29/10/2015

animated tarantula on face

when he bit
into the peach
there was a spider
inside her

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Fictoid: monster movie mash-up

by Buzz on 28/10/2015

animated peter lorre caught

he was an ugly little monster
- not in appearance
(actually funny looking)
(a dumpy little man)
(looked like a pudgy boy)
(no more than thirty)
- he liked children
- liked to take them aside
- touch them
- do things with to them

one child screamed
threatened to tell
so he killed her
(couldn’t have that)
(could he?)

after that it was easy
- so very very easy
- so many young bodies

they caught him, of course
- not the police
(they couldn’t find anybody)
(just bodies)
- the criminals
(police blunder about)
(bad for business)
(so they caught the monster)

they killed him, too
- tied him to a chair
- doused him with kerosene
- set him on fire
- while the mothers watched

afterward they left a note for the authorities

the authorities threw the charred corpse into a pauper’s grave
- but not before a doctor had preserved the brain
(for study)
(carefully / needlessly labeled “abnormal”)

- the doctor died
(his own brain harvested)
- a brilliant colleague
(eccentric bordering insane)
- an assistant
(guilty…of what?)
(silence buys acquiescence)
- a bungled burglary
- the doctor’s brain in a jar
- desperation
(fear of exposure)
- take the brain marked “abnormal”

and from the eternal darkness…
- awaken to thunder and lightning
- hands and feet
(not your own)
- sexual organs
…but the brain…
(still abnormal)

well, you know the rest
- you know why the monster is afraid of fire
- you know why the monster is fascinated by children
- you know what he does when he gets them alone

animated b of f scene

spare no pity for the monster
- he made his choices in his previous life

text © Buzz Dixon


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