In the 1970's, the US Army decided that it needed a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun, similar to the West German Gepard or Soviet ZSU-23-4. The result was the M247 Sergeant York.
This article describes the M247 itself, the procurement process, and all the problems that led to Caspar Weinberger describing it as "basically an ineffective system" when it was cancelled in 1985. ... [click here for more]
Open Source Tools for Independent Authors presents a collection of programs writers and authors can use to take their books from idea to published quickly and efficiently. From content organization to cover design, everything is here and it is free. The only cost is time to download the software and a little work. ... [click here for more]
Cooking techniques are included in the recipes that will further enhance the flavor of the foods to bring you a more enjoyable dining experience. If the food is not at its best during preparation, the result will suffer.
The difference between a chef and a cook is in the scientific method of preparation. These “tricks of the trade” are revealed here in many of the recipes, such as how... [click here for more]
There’s something very wrong with this world. There is a war going on in the Middle East and, somehow, we are all involved without really wanting to be. The reality is that the common and the average North American doesn’t hate the people of the Middle East. This belief has been constructed by the untruthful media because the corrupted politicians of both parties need us to hate and fear... [click here for more]
What do you know about the spooky and creepy holiday celebrated in October every year in the United States of America? Here are but a few trivia questions that may interest you.
1. Out of what was the first Jack O’Lanterns made from?
2. What does Samhainophobia mean?
3. What kind of immigrants brought Halloween to the United States of America?
4. Why did people... [click here for more]
portfolio sample of inks recently done by professional comic creator Mike Gagnon. Includes comparisons to original art. Includes Classics Illustrated work by Lou Cameron and Joe Orlando. ... [click here for more]
A sample of scripts by Mike Gagnon adapted into comics for several independent comic book projects. A great read for new writers looking to pick up the tricks for a more formal script writing format. ... [click here for more]
Taking your first step into this crazy little industry that we call “video production” can be a rather scary thought. From picking up your first camera, to learning how to edit like a ninja, this book was written to help you understand the basics of video production in today's digital age, what gear you’ll need to get the best footage for your stories, and finally, what software you’ll... [click here for more]
The complete, accurate, and up-to-date listing of Lucas Flint's backlist, including links, descriptions, reading order, and more. Includes the reading order for the following series: The Superhero's Son The Young Neos The Supervillain's Kids Minimum Wage Sidekick The Legacy Superhero Updated regularly! ... [click here for more]