Today's new page takes us to the end

of the "Big Spring" portion of our story.

Our next installment will introduce the

last of our cast of characters... Mr. Ross

Thompson. Enjoy today's chapter close.




Sunday Morning Special


Here's another page of Frank's entrepreneurial

desires going haywire--spreading himself too

thin with his oil money...



Two For Today!


My back's not feeling so bad, so I decided to get my

ass together on this website. Here are two strips

continuing the saga of Papa Hill and his oil drilling

exploits. Enjoy--more to come soon, so y'all keep

your eyes peeled!





Well, I seem to be much better as I've managed to color two pages

of Sam Hill this evening to give you guys some more to read (finally).

A new chapter that goes into more detail of Frank Hill's wildcatting days.

Enjoy!... And keep reading--more coming soon!






I know, it's been over a month lower back problems (with pinched nerve running down my left leg) have been the worst I've ever experienced. It's been extremely painful for me to sit or stand for more than a few minutes, for the past three and a half weeks now. The last time the pain was this severe was about seven years ago, but that only lasted a week or so. Today I'm feeling much better-- it still hurts to sit down for more than a half hour, but that's an improvement.

In any case, I've been dying to draw and color more pages, but I just can't go back to any work at the moment. Hopefully, in another week, I'll be back to my normal schedule--working thirteen to fourteen hours a day on Sam Hill pages. I've tried to at least color some pages (there are 50 pages of the book drawn) but coloring takes a little while and it'd be ridiculous taking a break every ten minutes.

This past week, however, I've managed to do a ton of reading (which, nowadays is saying something!). Been getting into some crime writers I've never read before. Read three novels of Richard Stark's (aka Donald Westlake) Parker series, The Hunter, The Man With The Getaway Face, The Outfit...David Goodis' Down There (aka Shoot The Piano Player), Cornell Woolrich's short stories, Three O'Clock and Post Mortem, Ellery Queen's The Copper Frame...

And continuing with Jim Thompson, I read Wild Town and Texas By The Tail. Trying to get through Elmore Leonard's Freaky Deaky, but his stuff is so hit or miss for me. Out of the half dozen novels of his that I've read, I've only really enjoyed two (Out Of Sight and Pronto).

Well, I hope whoever may still be tuning in to this site will continue to do so in the future...I hope to be back to normal very soon.