About

My interest in end-of-the-world themes began as a child,  when we used to run home at night with our hands protectively over our heads in case an ICBM from Russia landed nearby.  True.

Five families in our small enclave of southern Ontario homes built bomb shelters, including mine.  The tension in my parents’ faces told me everything I needed to know about the threat of nuclear annihilation. We were too close to Detroit to feel safe. (Illustration: Feral, John Scott)

Since then, I’ve devoured (good) post-apocalyptic fiction and kept abreast of trends in survivalism.  I don’t have a particular belief about what will or won’t happen, I’m just fascinated by the topic.  This blog focuses on paintings, illustration, photography and other visual arts as a viewfinder for all things apocalyptic.

My Top 3 Favorite Post-Apocalyptic Novels

The Stand is an epic saga, Lucifer’s Hammer has a realistic plot and Swan Song is total fantasy.

About Me: I’m a journalist, traveler, art and music lover. I grew up in Canada, trained in Chicago and now am based back in Canada. I have a number of art blogs that I eventually will pull together in one website, but I’m not quite there yet. You can learn more about them here. I’m on Twitter and I also have an Art Facebook page.

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8 Responses to “About”
  1. Have you read Cohen’s In Pursuit of the Millenium. Dead on this subject.
    http://notbored.org/cohn.html

  2. I nominated your awesome blog for the Versatile Blogger Award!
    http://wereallmadinhere.wordpress.com/recognition/

  3. alle55 says:

    The purpose of the cold war was the arms race. The purpose of the arms race then was to move hundreds of trillions of dollars from public bank accounts into private ones. Same with the space race. Corporations made a fortune on all sides and continue to do so today with a war on drugs and a war on terror. The maiden is always being devoured by a dragon (terror) just outside the village. St. George is the patron saint of soldiers.

  4. Brendan Liam says:

    I love that you show your artwork from when you are a child. My blog is all about Art FROM the Apocalypse…

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