Monday, November 10, 2008

Oh hell yes!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Layman political endorsement

If you are even thinking about voting for John McCain you are an asshole.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Layman in Seattle for Pax

Things I intend to do:
* Drink at Shortys
* Drink at Lava Lounge
* Drink at Nite Lite
* Eat a cheeseburger at Dicks
* Eat a donut at Top Pot
* Eat bacon at the Mecca
* Visit my townhouse
* Drink coffee at Herkimer's
* See a few friends
* See one enemy

And, between it all, I'll be at the Cryptic booth at Pax, shuffling, smiling, and twirling a cane.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Help me solve the mystery... of the DC Bear!!

The Mysterious DC Bear

If you're like me, the instant the new Time Warner/DC products catalog is released, you rush out to pick it up and pour over all the fine products you cannot live without over the next year. This catalog, unlike years past, utilized a male model to show off DC's upcoming apparel line. The perhaps unexpected result of this is the sudden popularity on the blogosphere of the handsome young male who has come to be known as "The DC Bear," a phenomena now drawing legions of fans both male and female. I have to admit, I too have been drawn in by the mystery of this unkempt Casanova, this long-haired Lothario, this hirsute hunk, this shaggy sensation.

If anybody has any information on how to contact "The DC Bear," please let me know. Some mysteries are too delicious not to be solved!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

OMG He looks like a widdle angel!!!


What a sweet cat. I miss him so much.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


My money is on Layman!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Layman at San Diego Con.

I'll be at San Diego Con, signing at the Oni Booth Thursday through Saturday.

The rest of the time I'll be with the high rollers, power players and beautiful people. Because THAT is where John Layman belongs!!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Irrefutable proof I am possibly the coolest person EVER!!!!

Here is my name written in Elvish!!!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Tek Jansen #2! On sale today!

Written by me!! (and to a much lesser extent, Tom Peyer and Jim Massey.)

And on sale last week was the second printing of Tek #1, now in its convenient flip-book format.

Monday, June 30, 2008

I came, I saw, I snuggled!!!!!!

Yes, Saturday I drove home and after months apart, I was reunited with my One Bestest Pal in the entire world, the sweet little snuggley baby man Reginald James Poggles!


I probably gave him about ten billion sweet kisses, and petting him and cried tears of joy while telling him how much I missed him. Reggie purred and snuggled and licked my face (which sounds sweet, but in actuality is kinda gross.)

For docorum's sake, I chose not to include any pictures of our tearful and joyous reunion, but for those of you worried that Reggie has not been thriving within the jungle backyard of Che Layman Vida Yuba, here is photographic proof.

The good news is, he's very happy, and I guess what he needed all along was unlimited access to outside. My mom says he pretty much stay outside all night, and then sleeps all day in a closet on top of some of my stuff.

It was easier seeing him this time than it was, certainly, when I saw him last and had to let him go. He's happy now.


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Just two days left to the greatest joy I have ever known!!!

It's now at a point I can count the hours. Damn, they are going by slow!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Why isn't it Saturday yet?

Four days is too damn long to wait! I've gone from counting the days to counting the minutes!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

The greatest day of my life draws even closer:

As far as I'm concerned, this day can't come fast enough.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Countdown to the greatest day of my life:

I can't wait!!! Can you?

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Tek Jansen nominated for a Harvey

For "Best Single Issue or Story," 2007.

A John Layman comic nominated for an award? What kind of crazy world is this?!?!?

Monday, June 09, 2008

WTF?!?! Batty LOVES corn!!!

Batty's new favorite food is corn. I know, I know... bizarre.

She ate the entire thing and then jumped up on the dinner table and begged for more.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Reggie is gone: Life no longer worth living

Do I seem to be posting less frequently recently?

I'd dropped off of blogging anyway, but the BIG drop-off not coincidentally corresponded with a sad and terrible decision I had to made to get rid of Reggie. He's ongoing peeing-in-the-apartment problems were only getting worse, and then he started getting bladder blockages (at $650 a pop!) The vet said it was do to stress, that he simply hated living in a tiny apartment with three bitchy sisters and a little kid, and the best thing for Reggie would be to find him a new home that could allow him to be an outdoor cat. Literally Dr.'s orders to get rid of him.

And so Reggie left Che Layman to live with my mom.

On the way back from dropping him off, I noticed the sky no longer was blue, even though it was a sunny day. It was this grey color.

Shortly after, food started losses its taste, everything just started tasting kinda ashes. And then everything sorta seemed gray. I cried a lot. I'd call into work sick, and stay home weeping into a pillow. When I did go to work I would stare at a blank computer screen. Pretty soon I stopped getting up in the morning altogether, and I just spent the entire day, all day, every day, asking myself how was I expected to go on without Reggie.

Moreover, how am I supposed to blog without Reggie?

It's a question I still ask myself.

And, friends, there are no easy answers.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Sunday, February 17, 2008

In praise of Spongebob

Man, the funny thing about having a kid, you realize how much cartoons are like crack for babies. Most of the time, it will settle them down, shut them up, and mezmorize them. At least in Carter's case. So of course, without letting him watch too much, I have to admit, Cartoon Network has become our friend. "Blues Clues" is Carter's absolute favorite, and he'll sit in front of it, slack-jawed, for the entire show. But it's a bit insipid.

I also find "Backyardagins" tolerable. Surprisingly, almost every episode they have a song that I think is pretty catchy (there is nothing worse than finding yourself humming a song for 3 year olds as the day progresses, but with Backyardigans sometimes I do.)

"Fairly Oddparents" is the one cartoon that just sets my nerves on each, as shrill and stupid and ugly and unfunny.

And, SpongeBob SquarePants has become a favorite. I know it's d pretty commercialized, but, goddamn, it has some funny stuff, almost every episode. Carter just likes it because it a cartoon, but I find myself watching it without him, just for laughs, and I have no doubt this is exactly the sort of show that college stoners zone out to every afternoon or morning-- I would have, anyway.

So, uh... point of this blog? SpongeBob Squarepants is way damn funnier than I ever thought it could be. I'm a fan.

So, here's a new addition to The Layman Lego Project. When I saw this in the stores, I had to snap it up. It's a great looking set, but I'm a little baffled about the mini-figure choices. Hitler seems like a bad choice to include in a children's cartoon Lego set. I don't even think he was in that particular episode.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A short week for...

The Layman Lego Project!!

Reggie got sick and I had to take him to the kitty emergency room, so I did not build a lot of Legos this weekend.

He's doing much better now, thanks for asking, but it cost $650 to unblock his blocked bladder.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

RIP Roy Scheider, Steve Gerber

Man, Jaws scared the crap out of me as a kid. I was 9 years old, and my dad had to take me out of the theater, I was so goddamn terrified.

Comic writer Steve Gerber died too. He was best known for creating Howard the Duck, but my favorite thing he did was a comic called Sludge.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Test your knowledge of the animal kingdom...

...with this exciting multiple choice question:

Which is the most fearsome of all beasts in the animal kingdom?

A) The proud lion.

B) The graceful whale

C) The deadly shark

D) Reggie!!!

Now, an important follow-up question: Who killed a bird on the balcony the night before last??!?

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Layman Richards? Layman Walnuts? WTF?!?!?

I have a staggering amount of grey hair coming in on the sides, like, all of the sudden. Every day I look in the mirror and I have another few grey hairs, even a little patch the other day, coming in on the sides, and at the rate I'm going I'm going to have wingtips by the end of the year.

God damn! I am old!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

An early valentine's present for YOU!!!

Because I care--A MASSIVE update of The Layman Lego Project!!

Obviously, I'm starting to tackle the vast collection of Star Wars legos, which, in San Diego and Seattle, were built and displayed on several bookcases as a giant Star Wars Lego diorama.

This don't even scratch the surface, chums.