Thursday, October 18, 2012

Rick Ruby takes your questions #2

 Do you ever plan to settle down and get married? -- Sweet Thing in New York

If you'da asked me that questions even two years ago, I'da told you no way, never. But after the scrapes I've seen in the past few years, it does make a man rethink his choices a bit. 

The trouble is I got too many ladies around who all have a lot -- a helluva lot -- to offer. There's Donna and her... well, let's just say legs and keep it safe for the kids. Then there's Carla, and I'm sure nothing would make her happier than settlin' down, but even knowing her daddy's money could keep me fat and satisfied for a long time, I think I'd miss the action. The danger, I mean. And sweet little Edie, she's more like a kid sister, but damn if she isn't filling out in all the right places. Enough to make a man reconsider his options, if you know what I mean. And of course, and here's where it gets complicated, there's Evelyn. She's got it all, the looks, the figure, the excitement, and I'm damn sure she loves me, but there ain't no way we could ever get away with it. Not in our world. 

In the short run, no. Doesn't look like I'll be able to settle down.

In the long run, who knows.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


The creators and crew behind The Ruby Files congratulates Art Sippo and Ric Croxton on their 200th episode of The Book Cave. The hosts celebrate with shout-outs from past guests and listeners including some familiar names from The Ruby Files.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Words and Art: Finding the Right Blend in Comic Book Scriptwriting

This week's roundtable at Ruby Files co-creator/writer Sean Taylor’s Bad Girls, Good Guys, and Two-Fisted Action Blog focuses specifically on comic book scriptwriting. Sean posted the top three questions he hears often at conventions or from those wanting to start writing comics or looking to turn an indie movie or small press novel into a graphic novel.

Sean assembled a collection of comic book writers together to find out what they had to say. The writers include:
Jim Beard (Ghostbusters Con-Volution, Star Wars Tales, Hawkman Secret Files)
Mike Bullock (Lions, Tigers, and Bears, The Phantom)
Erik Burnham (Ghostbusters, TMNT Splinter, A-Team)
Percival Constantine (Femforce, Kagemono, All-Star Pulp Comics)
Ron Fortier (The Green Hornet, Popeye, Street Fighter, The Ruby Files)
Dan Jurgens (Superman, Booster Gold, Teen Titans, Captain America)
Roland Mann (Cat and Mouse, Ex-Mutants, Switchblade)
John Jackson Miller (Star Wars Knight Errant, Iron Man, Mass Effect)
Michael Avon Oeming (The Victories, Powers, Thor, Red Sonja)
Bobby Nash (Lance Star: Sky Ranger, Fuzzy Bunnies from Hell, Domino Lady vs. The Mummy, The Ruby Files)
Jenny Reed (Around the World in 80 Days, Charles Darwin)
Janet Stone Wade (Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa)

You can read their answers now at

Tuesday, October 2, 2012