Author Archives: Theric Jepson

About Theric Jepson

Theric Jepson writes (and writes about) fiction, comics, movies, and other unholy things. http://thmazing.com

Accountability to the little guy

. This blog was down for several days this month because someone forgot to pay for the domain name or hosting or something rudimentary like that. The accompanying website has been down for a long time for reasons unclarified. I … Continue reading

Posted in Community Voices | Tagged | 132 Comments

Nelda Booras

. Nelda Booras passed away August 13, 2014 in Oakland, California, at 96 years old. If you, like me, did not know until Karen Rosenbaum told you that she “was an accomplished and galleried artist,” now you do. Sister Booras does not seem … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | Tagged | 4 Comments

Pioneer Day Free Association

. One hundred sixty-eight years ago, the Brooklyn arrived in San Francisco, making it a predominately Mormon town (it didn’t last). In celebration of this moment, some free association. First, my comic about expedition leader Sam Brannan (originally published in SF … Continue reading

Posted in General | 5 Comments

Do we have art that responds to Recent Events?

. The other night I followed a link to a blog I hadn’t been to in years, Mormon Child Bride. Although it looks much as it ever did, since I was last there, it has changed from a more knowing … Continue reading

Posted in Storytelling and Community | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Notes on Field Notes

. The release of Tyler Chadwick’s Field Notes on Language and Kinship was, in my mind, cause for celebration for several reasons. Here are a few:

Posted in Mormon LitCrit | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Heather B. Moore’s Ruby’s Secret

. I’ve long wanted to read Moore’s Book of Mormon-themed fiction, but she’s written them faster than I could get around to reading them, which I find paralyzing (I’m a terrible consumer of series). Which is a great thing about reading for … Continue reading

Posted in Mormon LitCrit | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

“Discourse on Leaves”

. With the apparent demise of Irreantum and my own current thinkings lately on the demise of the Relief Society Magazine, may I present the last smidge of editorial content that latter organ ever published.

Posted in General | 6 Comments

The Reluctant Blogger: a quick metareview and my own look at its many positive attributes

. Ryan Rapier’s The Reluctant Blogger was one of the more widely reviewed Mormon novels of 2013 and although one review notoriously complained that protagonist Todd Landry “spends a lot of time [too much] exploring his feelings” (for a man), … Continue reading

Posted in Mormon LitCrit | Tagged , | 1 Comment

101 Nauvoo-Related Riddles

. I’ve noticed that this blog is about as eclectic as can be imagined and so I want to share with you something that can’t really be anywhere else but that I’ve long wanted to share with someone. I spent … Continue reading

Posted in Funny Stuff, Personal Narratives | 4 Comments

Christmas Stories Story

. I brought back A Christmas Carol this year after a three-year hiatus. It was a middling success. Perhaps my kids are still too young to follow Dickens’s sentences. Of course, we did Luke 2 last night, like every Christmas … Continue reading

Posted in Community Voices | Tagged | 1 Comment