Hello. (Is this thing on?)

If you’re surprised to find a website dedicated to my past and present writing, you aren’t alone. But with new material coming into print and previously written stuff getting a second lease on life, nailing up a shingle on a little corner of cyberspace seemed to be a logical step.

So feel free to poke around a bit and find out what new work is coming up. Or hop a freight down the tracks that intersect Memory Lane. As this site grows, you’ll find links to interesting people and places, reflections on some of the older work, and even the occasional blog entry.

In case F. Scott Fitzgerald was right when he wrote “There are no second acts in American lives,” let’s just call this website Act One, Scene Two. Stick around for the rest of the show, and I’ll do my best to see that the stagehands get the scenery shifted a lot faster the next time the curtain drops.

- JV



Kings Cover Norton

Kings in Disguise

Crow Cover Dark Horse

The Crow: Flesh and Blood


April 1st, 2014

Here’s a nice way to start the month: I just learned (via Tom Spurgeon’s site – thanks, Tom!) that the National Cartoonists Society has nominated On the Ropes for its graphic novel award. After all the work my invaluable collaborator Dan Burr and I put into that book, it’s nice to be acknowledged…and making the final cut with the NCS is about as nice an acknowledgment as anyone could...


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