I think about a world to come where the books were found by the golden ones, written in pain, written in awe by a puzzled man who questioned, "What are we here for?" All the strangers came today and it looks as though they're here to stay.

-David Bowie "Oh! You Pretty Things"

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Publication History: X-Mail

My publication history is pretty sad. This first piece is a letter I wrote that was published in the X-Mail column in the back of Uncanny X-Men #336. The publication date of September, 1996, would mean that I was only thirteen years old at the time. The best adjective I could think of to describe this letter is inane, and I think that the bold-lettered response from the editor reflects this pretty well.

Feel free to construct your own opinion. Here is my letter that was published in X-Mail in 1996:

I have some digging to do before I can reveal to you more of my publication history. Until then, try not to feel too bad. According to mathematics, there's a probability that even a randomized series of letters, numbers and punctuations could form a best-selling novel. So there's hope for me yet, nyet?


  1. So awesome that you made it into xmail! Thirteen year old me is seething with jealousy.

  2. "For me, this is quite an emotional topic." Epic.