More About the Author
My latest book is "My Pal Splendid Man," humorous stories cowritten with Will Jacobs. I'm now finishing "Nation of Faith & Flesh: The Moral War That Shaped America," a great big history book for FSG. Next will come "Lost Hero," the story of the forgotten genius who launched the American comic book industry (cowritten with Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson) and "Million Dollar Ideas," a humorous novel about Golden Age Hollywood (with Will Jacobs again).
I started out in the early '80s writing humor books and articles (mostly for National Lampoon), which transitioned into writing comic books and screenplays, which transitioned into writing nonfiction about comics and other pop culture, which in turn has transitioned into writing about cultural history in general. It's been a long, winding, astonishing journey.