Thursday, June 28, 2018


Very sorry to hear that Harlan Ellison has passed away.  Not just a wonderful writer of science fiction and fantasy, but a wonderful writer.  Period.

When I was in my early 20s devouring Ellison books, I was always impressed by the fact that Harlan's introductions to his short stories were as engaging as the stories themselves.  Sometimes more!  The man seemed to pour the entirety of himself into everything he wrote.

My favorite Ellison quote?  "Writing is a holy chore.”  It is indeed.

Sincere condolences to Harlan Ellison's friends and family.

Monday, June 18, 2018


Here's the story on the long-gestating project I've got coming from IDW.  Click the link below for details!

Exclusive: DeMatteis and Cavallaro Bring 'Impossible, Incorporated' to IDW:

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Still in a jet lagged haze so, in lieu of writing, here are a few video clips from my panels at the Etna Comics Festival.  The first discusses truth, lies and Brooklyn Dreams, the second talks about the importance of following your passion, and the third is about chemistry between writers and artists.

I'll be back when my brain cells are revived and I can make some sense!

Monday, June 11, 2018


Just got back from an amazing trip to Italy, starting with our time at the Etna Comics Festival in Sicily, then moving on to Calabria (home of my Italian grandparents and quite a few current-day DeMatteises) and then the extraordinary city of Rome.  

Because I'm still jet lagged, it's a little difficult to put together coherent sentences at the moment:  I'll have more to say about our incredible journey in another post.  For now, I'll share some photos from Etna.  Enjoy!