For most of my career, I've enjoyed following certain
characters from one story to another. I say "following" because
when characters come sufficiently alive that I want to write
more about them, it does feel as if I'm trailing along behind
them recording their adventures rather than making them up.
My continuing characters aren't always the ones readers would
most like to see again (I still get letters asking when I'll
write more about Nothing from LOST SOULS, a character so
firmly a part of my past that you couldn't pay me enough
him), but they are the ones who most inspire my affection,
fire my imagination, and intrigue me enough that I have to
know what happens next.
"Chronology" on these pages refers to the sequence
of events in the characters' lives, not the order in which
the various works were published. Publication dates and publishers,
when not given on the character pages, can be found on the
I haven't included Trevor and Zach from DRAWING BLOOD here,
because even though they appear in a few other stories ("Vine
of the Soul," "Fuck It, We're Going to Jamaica!",
and cameos in EXQUISITE CORPSE), I don't feel that the scope
of their story is broad enough to warrant a page. Most of
the interesting things that were ever going to happen to
them happened in DRAWING BLOOD, and the interested reader
can take my word that they are now settled in Amsterdam,
living a boring but happy life.
RICKEY, G-MAN, & THE STUBBS FAMILY | DR.
BRITE | STEVE & GHOST
For the truly obsessive reader, I have compiled a list of every character I've ever written about