Thoughts on Dr Strange Movie

After seeing the new movie, Dr. Strange a few nights ago, I’m giving it the following two ratings:  for Entertainment Value  for Content Concerns The 2 symbols I’ve used above are called SPLARS, a hybrid of a STAR and a SPLAT. A SPLAR means the movie falls somewhere between good and bad. Entertainment Value In many ways, Dr. Strange was a very entertaining movie. Benedict Cumberbatch was perfect for the role. Not only was his acting right on, but he fit the part physically as well. The character arc for Dr. Strange as a character was very effective. He was somewhat unlikable … Continue reading Thoughts on Dr Strange Movie

Captain America: Civil War … Good vs Good = Bad

I finally got a chance to see Captain America: Civil War over the weekend. I know its been out since May of this year, but life has been busy and movie going funds have been low. My daughters and I have been patiently waiting for this, the next installment in The Avengers saga to come out on DVD. The movie promised one of the largest cast of superheros ever assembled for one movie. There were familiar favorites and fresh new faces. This was going to be great, or so we thought. We popped our popcorn, poured our sodas, turned up the volume, … Continue reading Captain America: Civil War … Good vs Good = Bad

New Artwork for Glazed Man 2

I’m very excited about my new book, due out at the end of this year. My working title is GLAZED MAN & RAT GIRL 2: PLASTIC HEAD’S SWEET REVENGE. The new story is complete and I’m into the illustrations now. It’s always fun to see new drawings of my characters doing different activities and experiencing new emotions. I may share some of those in the coming months. I’m also having a blast creating new characters for this book. Here is a sneak peak at one of the new characters.  I won’t tell you it’s name or how it fits into the … Continue reading New Artwork for Glazed Man 2

Fan Art for Glazed Man

I’d like to give a supersize “thank you” to one of Glazed Man and Rat Girl‘s biggest fans, Ella Wheeler, for sending me her fan artwork and the school report she did about her favorite book.   Her Mom says she’s read the book 4 times. What can I say? The girl knows a good book when she finds one. Getting mail like this is the highest form of praise for an author such as myself. I’ve gotten Ella’s address and promised to send her a complimentary copy of Glazed Man & Rat Girl #2 (I hope to have it completed by the … Continue reading Fan Art for Glazed Man

Readers Love Glazed Man

The positive reviews for Glazed Man & Rat Girl continue to roll in. Here is another one that was recently added to Amazon.com by another happy customer. “Glazed Man gets his superhero powers from…Glazed donuts, he is capable of shooting glaze from the palms of his hands.. Rat Girl is Martha; after being kidnapped and left in dungeon with a bunch of rats and she drinks icky green stuff she becomes a large rat. This is a good vs. evil tale with two of the most lovable superheroes you will ever meet. Scott Cahan is a very talented writer. In this … Continue reading Readers Love Glazed Man

Fan Mail for Glazed Man & Rat Girl

I’m happy to share a note I received a few days ago from a new Glazed Man & Rat Girl fan, and her Mom. Notes like these are what keep me writing and drawing. Here is the note: . . . We got our daughter Ella your book for Christmas and she loved it! She wants the next copy! Here is a note from her:: I love your book! In the future I hope you make even more books. They were really funny! I liked how you put God into it. Do you like doughnuts? – Ella (11yrs old) Continue reading Fan Mail for Glazed Man & Rat Girl

Reviews for Glazed Man & Rat Girl

I recently received glowing reviews for my book, Glazed Man & Rat Girl that I am proud to share with my blog readers. These 2 reviews are especially meaningful because they come from two people who are complete strangers to me. One of them is even one of the Top 500 Reviewers for Amazon.  You can read the full reviews here.. Below are a couple of excerpts. Reviewed by Tvtv3: “…. This unlikely duo makes an interesting team and join forces to stop the evil RoboCreep and his fiendish plans. The book is filled with illustrations (about one on every other … Continue reading Reviews for Glazed Man & Rat Girl

6 Movie Characters Who Are Great Role Models

The kids of today are more influenced by fictional characters than in any time in history. That’s because our society has somehow come to the conclusion that in order for our children to grow up properly we must give them their own personal viewing device (cell phone), at the earliest sign of puberty, so that they never have to be separated from instant entertainment.  So, for that reason, and because I just like thinking about these kinds of things, I’ve decided to create a list of some of the best fictional role models for kids in today’s entertainment. For my list, … Continue reading 6 Movie Characters Who Are Great Role Models

The Flash

The CW Network TV series, The Flash plays like a classic superhero tale that the whole family can enjoy. My daughters (13 and 11) and I watched several episodes together this past weekend and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. As a superhero story it has everything going for it that one would expect. It’s about a likeable guy who gets extraordinary powers and ends up being a really cool superhero. Our hero, Barry Allen is surrounded by colorful characters that add lots of relationship drama that compliments the good hero verses bad villain plotlines. I thought the show did a good job of balancing … Continue reading The Flash

Who is Ant Man?

Another Marvel superhero comes to the big screen this week. He’s Ant-Man, a name that is not exactly a household name like Spider Man, Superman or Batman. Marvel Comic book fans will instantly identify Ant-Man as one of the founding members of The Avengers. That fact alone gives us an important clue as to why Ant-Man is being deemed important enough to be given his own big-budget movie. We can expect to see him joining Iron Man, Captain America and the rest in upcoming Avengers films. It’s already been confirmed that Ant-Man will be in the upcoming film, Captain America: Civil War, … Continue reading Who is Ant Man?