My latest short story "The Night the Lights Came On"

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Dan Dan The Art Man's Book Reviews | Episode 74
Void Wraith by Chris Fox

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In this 74th episode, I review Destroyer by Chris Fox, and its sequel "Void Wraith." These books are everything I was looking for in a Science Fiction novel and then some! Listen to the reviews to hear why. Also, they're the first and second in a series of six books, so when you enjoy the book, there will be more for you to read after.

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The Night the Lights Came On

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Monday, October 30, 2023

Short Stories of DanDanTheArtMan 16
The Night the Lights Came On

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Happy Halloween! Hey guys! It's been years since I've released a short story! I am so excited to be doing this again! I have also started podcasting my book reviews. If you liked the story, please buy a copy of the eBook and leave a review on Amazon. That would really help me out!

Story Summary:

Running from his problems, Cody accidentally stumbles on the abandoned old Blackwood mansion. It's been abandoned for decades ever since its owner Jonathan Blackwood mysteriously disappeared. But tonight, the lights are on. Cody texts his friend Tom and they venture inside to solve the mystery of what is going on inside.

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Sunday, October 22, 2023

Dan Dan The Art Man's Book Reviews | Episode 73 Into the Nanten by Jay Swanson

In this 73rd episode, I review Into The Nanten - The Record of My Exile by Jay Swanson. It was my favorite book of 2016 back when I reviewed it. It started as a real-time live blog with journal entries. There is amazing artwork that goes with it, and an outstanding audiobook!

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It's Coming Back Ya'll!

I have the next episode of Dan Dan The Art Man's Book Reviews planned out and ready to record. Look for it to drop in the podcast feed soon. It's been 5 years since episode 72 came out! I have the next 11 episodes planned and soon after I finish those, or possibly for episode 100, I am starting a very exciting project. Check out episode 73 when it drops sometime this week to hear all about it. In the meantime, here is the last episode from 5 years ago: 

Dan Dan The Art Man's Book Reviews Episode 72


Monday, April 3, 2023

I'm Finally Writing Again!

It's fiction, but this is a little different. I am writing and drawing a comic strip. I put the first strip below, but check out the website for updated comics: 


It's a comic about a boy and his robot.

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Sunday, April 2, 2023

Antigua | A Poem

Roads that resemble the ruins all around you Exterior walls that span entire blocks, Hiding tiny tiendas and expansive restaurants A market overflowing with delicious produce, Substancial sacks of spices, Totally authentic Nike sneakers, And handmade treasures All for “a special price just for you, almost free” Cars, trucks, tuks tuks, and motos Serving and stopping and parking anywhere they please With a push of a button the flashers come on And the entire lane of the street Becomes your very own private parking spot Buses retired from hauling kids to and from school, Become ex-pats with fresh paint jobs, Kings of the calle, Brilliant colors barreling down the road, Horn blazing with religious AND racy stickers Slapped next to each other on the back Get off quick because Esmeralda doesn’t stop to let you off, She just keeps rolling ever on So the next time you think the street is too narrow To accommodate cars traversing in both directions, Watch as the chicken buses choke up the road And somehow keep continuing on
This is a poem I wrote about the city I have lived in for 9 months now. Antigua, Guatemala. I'll explain some things in the poem because if you've never been to Antigua it won't make much sense. Antigua is a world heritage site so inside the city the roads are still cobblestone and must remain so. They look cool but make for one heck of a bumpy and slow ride. A "tienda" is a small convenience store where you can buy the same kinds of things found in a gas station mini mart in the states. A tuk tuk is like a tiny taxi that can take a few people at a time around the city. It's pretty much a motorcycle with a covered bench behind it. Everyone in Antigua parks in the road when they have a quick errand to run inside of a store because there is no-where else to park if you just need to stop in real quick. So you just put your flashers on and everyone drives around you. There is just barely enough room, and many a side mirror gets smacked. People drive American school buses from the states down here, paint them with bright colors and name them. They're everywhere and they choke up the already narrow streets. It is crazy. It's a beautiful city. I hope I've captured just a little of what it is like.