Monday, December 24, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

The First Book!

Happy Cobra Books now has an actual book! Here are images:

It's a very story I wrote called "Stations." It's about pirate radio, and 9/11, and babies.

There is only one copy of this book. It is a gift for my niece, who is too young to read it. Maybe some day she will be old enough.

Regardless, she gets the only copy and there will be no more. How's that for non-profit!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Other projects

There are a couple. Billy Sauce and Brandon Scott Gorrell might collaborate on a book for me. It will be a downloadable only sort of thing. A pdf file to read on your computer. And maybe something else.

Should I make Creation Stories available that way, too? I will make little hard copies as well, but I don't care if I make any money on it. I don't mind giving it away.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

A Question from A Reader

(Actually, no. I'm asking myself this question.)

Q: God, you're slow. Can we, I don't know, see the cover or something at least?

A: What? Oh. Hi. Ummm. Cover...cover..cover. Book cover. Um. Sure. Yeah. Here it is.

That image is by Joseph Biel. It's hanging in my living room.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

this interview is a little e-book

The first sort of official happy cobra books book is now available. It is an e-book. It's an interview with the writer Victor LaValle conducted by my friend Amy Minton.

Go here and you can download it.

Monday, October 1, 2007


Where's the book?

Sorry. It's designed. I just need to print it. And sew it together. I am trying to figure out how to do all that.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Cobra at Night

This is not so much a logo as it is a picture. It's from Kevin O'Cuinn.

Here's his description of the picture:

"I am attaching a picture of a cobra. It lost an eye in an altercation with a lion. The lion later died from horrific injuries suffered as a result of mixing it with the cobra. Dumb cat. The cobra later swallowed the lion whole."

Thanks, Kevin!

Others: send logos, or drawings/paintings/sculptures of cobras to me.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Coming soon: Creation Stories by Matthew Simmons.

That's me. This is my small press.

I may do other things with the press, too. Comments section open for ideas.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

This is the logo of Happy Cobra Books. I designed it.

Would you also like to design a Happy Cobra Books logo? Go right ahead. Send it to me and I'll make an archive.