Invasion: The Backlot Tour

One of the places I invented for Intrepid Force: Invasion was Heritage Studios in Hollywood. According to the story, it was one of the old Hollywood studios that one of the character’s great-uncles had revitalized back in the early 20th century. The backlot set was Read More …

Invasion: Titan and Me

It was January 14, 2004, and I was doing final edits on Intrepid Force: Invasion when the Huygens module dropped through the cold, cloudy atmosphere of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. On my way home from Orlando, I bought a newspaper and pulled over at a Read More …

Intrepid Force Inspirations: The Star Wars Generation

I grew up in a great era for science fiction fans. The first Star Wars film came out just as I was finishing up the sixth grade. Movies were slow to reach the small Louisiana town where my family lived, but we visited cousins in Read More …

Intrepid Force Inspirations: Southern Brew

I’m not the first writer or artist to be inspired by my region of the country. Anne Rice lived in New Orleans and set her vampire novels there. Charlaine Harris, whose Southern Vampire novels formed the basis for HBO’s True Blood series lived in Magnolia, Read More …

Intrepid Force Inspirations: My Super Friends

It’s pretty obvious that one of the key inspirations to Intrepid Force was the comic books I was reading at the time, and I lived in a great time for comics. Most of DC’s iconic characters (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, etc.) were products of the Read More …

Intrepid Force Inspirations: Dr. Blood and the State Fair

My second year of college, about a month after I’d finished that second draft of Intrepid, my friends and I took a trip to Shreveport, to the Louisiana State Fair. I wrote about it in my journal, so I still have details I’d have otherwise Read More …