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To Be Continued: Something that needs saying…

Hi Kids! Sorry I’ve been away for so long, but I’ve been busy, getting on with my new life. So, we can now vote early here in New Mexico, and a certain Republican has stuck his foot in it, and this whole bit, and he, may become irrelevant any day. So on the eve of…

The Final (okay, might never be really final) Chapter Two of Savage Investigations, The Novel: AfterMatth

Hi Kids! Here it is, Chapter Two, AfterMatth, of Savage Investigations, the novel I started back in February of 2005. I know I spelled AfterMatth wrong but it’s a play on words, using that poetic license us writers have the right to use: Aftermath Matt, AfterMatth, get it? Of course you do. Less than a…

The Final, Final (really, final?) Chapter One of Savage Investigations: the Novel

Hi Kids! Well, here it is, the final rewrite of Chapter One: Goodbyes, I think, dare I say hope? I’ll let you be the judge…   ONE Goodbyes   “Matt, we’ve been through a lot together in the past five years. Are you sure there’s nothing I can do or say to get you to…

GOOD COFFEE!

Hi Kids! Got something that I wrote just a few days after I retired, and yesterday I realized that I hadn’t shared it with you yet. It’s a little one page, four-panel ditty that would be ideal for “string“, 7000 BC’s we-publish-it-whenever-folks-have enough-new-stuff-they’re-working-on-anthology so folks can see what we’re all currently doing. It’s based on a…

It’s Voting Day in New Mexico, California, and Four Other States!

Hi Kids! Well, here it is, voting day in New Mexico and several other states, not to mention California, so I just want to remind all of you out there in those states, and everyone here in New Mexico, to get out there and vote for Bernie Sanders, the President we NEED, and the Democrats…

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Meet Drake Savage

Hi Kids! Thanks for joining us. Today we’re having a “True Confessions” kind of thing goin’ on. Let me explain: Ever since I started writing Savage Investigations, my technique for editing is to jump in and start changing stuff and then saving the changed version as whatever day it is when I’m editing. That way the…

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Aaaaand We’re Back!

Hello. So glad you could join us. It’s been awhile since last we spoke, and a lot of things have changed, but we’re nothing if not tenacious (even if it might take a couple of years or 5), and one of those changes is that I have retired. That’s right, on Friday, April 13th (I…

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Hi Max!

Hello All, As you can tell from facebook posts by my beloved Dominique Jones and Katie Larntz Johnson, today marks the 23rd anniversary of the passing of our first born son, Thomas Charles Maxfield Larntz.   Max was dealt a pretty tough hand at birth, coming into the world with only half a heart, suffering…

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Savage the Comic, Issue #1: Goodbyes (almost…)

Hello friends, Well, this marks a momentous occasion. The cover, inside cover, back cover, and inside back cover to Savage Investigations the Comic, Issue #1: “Goodbyes” is ready for print. Dominique Jones and I, well, her mainly, finished it tonight. And here they are, coming soon to a comic shop (assuming you live in Albuquerque) near you–at…

Living on Borrowed Time…

This is my facebook post commemorating one year of survival after the BIG EVENT…   Hello facebookians, Today marks my one year anniversary being smoke free. I never thought I’d see this day, let alone be kinda happy about it. True, I still want a cigarette, but I have to admit the craving has lessened…

A Heart Attack? Really?

Tuesday, February 28th, I woke with an interesting feeling. At 3 am, I got up to use the facilities and I noticed that it felt like I had a pinched nerve in the center of my back, and my left arm felt like it was asleep. We have a sleep number bed and sometimes my…

Welcome to Pottsville

Whilst Dominique and were driving home from our vacation in Portland, OR, last month, I saw this exit sign for Pottsville, OR, and what follows kinda happened spontaneously. Here we were hurtling down the highway whilst I was dictating the rough draft to Dominique in my silly Clem Potts voice, and she, in the passenger…

MEET Drake Savage

Way back in 2005 when Jake and I went to our very first San Diego Comic Con, I was fortunate to meet and befriend David Lloyd (Google him) and show him the prose version of what I had finished thus far on “Savage Investigations.” He was kind enough to read it and said that he…

Goodbyes: Issue 1, and Aftermath: Issue 2: 20111029

  SAVAGE INVESTIGATIONS Issue # 1 Goodbyes STORY BY CHUCK LARNTZ email: chuck@larntz.com ART BY NATHAN HENDRICKSEN Copyright © 2005 and 2008 SPLASH PAGE? IF SO, SHOW THE PARTYING GROUP OF MEN IN MID-PARTY, EATING, DRINKING, POINTING, LAUGHING, AND JOKING. GENERALLY MAKING MERRY. WE CAN TALK ABOUT THE LAYOUT OF THE SPLASH PAGE. PAGE 1 (five…

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Rex Danger: P.I.

Meet Rex Danger Our hero, Rex used to be a Detective Sergeant on the city police force. He was on the fast track to make Detective Lieutenant, missed passing the test by one lousy point, but that went awry when $5,000 in drug evidence money came up missing with his pawprints all over it. He…

Joss Whedon v Warren Ellis, 2-16-2006

What follows needs no introduction. Here’s one anyway: Mr. Ellis wrote a rant about San Diego Comic Con which caused Mr. Whedon to take umbrage… Nerd Prom indeed! The Long March To Nerd Prom Begins February 16th, 2006 | comics talk Every hotel room in southern California was booked within eighteen femtoseconds of the San Diego Comics Convention…

Denver Comic Fest 2011 – Review of a Springtime Comics Festival

Chuck attended the 2011 Denver Comic Fest as a comic writer and as president of 7000 BC. As in previous years, it was TONS of fun and the Denver folks made him feel so welcome and happy. Visit Denver Comic Fest Web site to learn more and plan for next year. We give this comic…

Links to Goodbyes, a Savage Investigations Comic for String, Published by 7000 BC

Goodbyes Written by Chuck Larntz Illustrated by Nathan Hendricksen Matt Swanson is saying his goodbyes at his farewell dinner with the members of his crack Special Forces team, led by Chief Master Sergeant Drake Savage. The end of Matt’s enlistment in the Air Force as a bomb disposal tech is only days away. Savage, Matt’s…

Albuquerque Comic Expo at the Convention Center In June, 2011

The event of the year as far as comic and sequential art in New Mexico is the Albuquerque Comic Expo (ACE) on June 24, June 25, and June 26 at the Albuquerque Convention Center. On Saturday, ACE announced the secret guest of honor will be… Stan Lee! This is shaping up to be spectacular! Chuck…

Savage Investigations: Prologue

Here it is, kids! As promised on twitter, the rewrite (okay, the re-re-rewrite). I’ve also been thinking about the wisdom of getting so darned excited, I just kinda go off and post things prematurely. I’m gonna work on that, but I’m still gonna get excited! Deal with it… New! Improved! Now with more dialogue and…

Meet Ahmed Akbar

Ahmed Akbar is a character in Savage Investigations, the novel I’ve been writing for 500 years (or so it seems). This is his origin story… Ahmed Akbar awoke early that morning. Today would begin the most important day of his young life. It all began on a normal day like any other. Ahmed was a…