Special Edition: Tribute to Vaughn Bode
The year 2005 marks the 30 year anniversary of the death of an amazing and talented artist,
Vaughn Bode. I realize that many of our readers were not even born 30 years ago and so missed
the entire, brief career of this quirky, irreverent, 'out there' young artist...Click Here for Tribute to Vaughn Bode!
Welcome to the big, special, 11th Issue of "The World of Myth". We are
now starting the count down to our "Anniversary Issue!" It's hard to
believe that almost an entire year has passed since David Montoya asked
me to work on this project with him. I really want to thank D.M. for
that opportunity, by the way. In point of fact, if it hadn't been for my
being able to work on "The World of Myth" these past months, not to
mention the support I have received from David and everyone else
connected with this enterprise, I'm not really sure if I would even be
here to help celebrate the upcoming anniversary issue with all of you.
So, my most sincere thanks go out to everyone here at "The World of
Be that as it may, this month we have a really great issue for our
readers. In case you missed it, we are honoring a late, great cartoonist
and artist this month. Vaughn Bode died 30 years ago, but his vision and
art live on, both through his many, many fans, as well as through his
son, Mark, who was gracious enough to grant us an exclusive interview
this month. Please be sure to stop by and read the Tribute to Vaughn
Bode and check out the in depth interview with his son.
In our regular sections, L. Craig Woods, L.M. Mercer and David Montoya
all offer up new episodes in their short story serials. Kevin Magnus,
L.M. Mercer and a new poetry contributor, Majikaa, have submitted poems
for your enjoyment, while Caesar Castro and his brother Victor teamed up
to bring us a heart wrenching poem, dedicated to their mother.
Meanwhile, the 'Gurl of Myth' offers us a 'different', rather obscure bit
of poetry, but she assures me that it is 'supposed' to read that way!
In the Art Gallery, David Montoya and the 'Gurl of Myth' offer paintings
for your enjoyment and you will also find a couple of pieces of art work
donated by Mark Bode, done by his father, more than 30 years ago.
Meanwhile, MOK, who was also a great fan of the late Vaughn Bode, has
submitted a few of his own sketches, drawn after Bode's extensive legacy
Our member of the month for June squeaked by with a narrow victory in
just the last couple of days. Creep Creepersin held onto a big, early
lead with his poem, carrying him clear into the last week of the contest,
when fans of L.M. Mercer made a valiant, last minute voting run in her
support. Another couple of days and L.M. might have pulled down the
first ever, 'Three Months in a Row' member honors. But, there were only
30 days in June, so our returning contributor, L. Craig Woods, pulled off
a surprise upset and collects his first Member of the Month. It was such
a close run, however, I want to congratulate all of our contributors for
their submissions. Thank you and keep them coming. And to our readers,
don't forget to vote after you read a story, poem or view a piece of art
work. That's the only way our contributors know if their work is being
accepted by you and how you really feel about what you see here at "The
World of Myth".
Speaking of 'voicing your opinion', after due consideration, the
Administration has decided to reinstate the Myth Forum, at least on a
temporary basis. In order to keep the Forum up for everyone's enjoyment,
please try and use a little restraint with your posts. We do want to
hear your opinions and answer your questions and this is the best way for
everyone to be privy to what our readers are thinking and wanting to
Also in this issue, stop by the FYI section for an update on the release
of my book, as well as some personal information I felt I needed to share
with all of you at this time. At the bottom of this page, you may notice
a link to a new, rather strange web site. That will be my book site and
while it isn't quite open for business, yet, I want to thank David K.
Montoya, once again, for being kind enough to include it, here.
Hopefully, it will be up and operational within the month. Check back
periodically and see what's new, over there, in the realm of 'Dreams and
And, don't forget to check out the new Movie Trailers this month. They
change on a regular basis, so what you see this week may be gone by the
next. On a final note, speaking of movies, it seems Movie Goer Grim was
out and about recently and managed to con some poor soul he meet in a
movie line into doing the Review for him this month. That being the
case, let's all welcome a new contributor to the fold, Balcony Betty, and
see what she has to say about the Movies and perhaps why it is she
prefers the 'balcony' over floor seating. (Nudge, nudge, wink, wink).
Okay, I guess that's it from me, at least for right now. I hope you all
find something within these pages that will amuse, entertain or perhaps
tickle your fancy, just a bit. And if you do, tell a friend--we are
always looking for new readers and new contributors. Until next time,
just one final word of encouragement--Enjoy!
Terry D. Scheerer
Editor in Chief