Friday, July 21, 2017

Better in a Book Night Aug. 4th 2017


I got some Dinky the Elf and Door Into Murder books to sell at Better in a Book Night at the Florence Freedom in Florence, Ky. on August 4th. Get them or any of my books from the Project: Hero series. https://allevents.in/…/better-in-a-book-ni…/2029908663903140

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review


I went to see the new movie Spider-Man: Homecoming today and here is what my opinion is of the movie. There will be spoilers so if you haven’t seen it yet, don’t read any farther.

First, let’s start with the good things about it. The main thing is Michael Keaton. This man has range. He plays his multi-layered character very well. He plays the concerned boss to the loving and caring husband and father to the evil crime boss very well. He needs an Oscar nomination for his part in the movie.

Tom Holland plays his part well and shows why he was chosen to take over the role. While I wish they would have stuck with one of the others and tried to put their previous movies into the Marvel Cinema Universe, I can live with Mr. Holland in the role.

Using the old sixties cartoon theme as the movie theme is great. It should have been done in the other films. This is the one thing they did better than the Sam Raimi films.

Normally I don’t like it when they double up on the villains, However, this is done well in this movie, mainly because the Shocker is not in that many scenes. He is in the scene where he is needed and that is it. They even hint at the Scorpion as a future villain.

The others from the Avengers films are in it too and Captain America is used to comical effect.  As a matter of fact, there is almost more comedy in this movie then there is action. I laughed through most of the film.

Now the reason for the photo above. I love that they paid tribute to the Lee/Ditko story of Spider-Man working up the courage to push himself out from under debris when the Vulture traps him with it.

Now the parts I didn’t like. First is there are a couple of spots where a cuss word of two is used. Not many. Just a couple, but if you’re like me and don’t like cussing I think you should be warned. Another thing is when a character playfully gives Peter the finger. For me that is out of place for a movie like this.

Now comes what seems to be turning into a long debate for comic book fans, changing characters races for racial diversity. I have nothing against African-American, Asian or Hindu characters in my comics or films. However, please create new characters if you want them. Liz Allen is now half African-America and the Vulture is her dad!!! Flash Thompson is now Hindu, almost as smart as Peter, a part time party DJ and not a tall, white, muscle bound, Captain of the football team athlete who bullies Peter. He just calls him names in front of the other students.

With the character that Zendaya plays in the movie they kind of did a new character while they changed the race of a character. That’s confusing if you haven’t seen the movie yet, so you’ll have to see it to find out what I mean.

Over all it’s a good movie, but the ones directed by Sam Raimi, at least the first 2, were better. Comparing this to DC’s Wonder Woman I would have to say that, I can’t believe I’m saying it, Wonder Woman is better.  Still I’m glad I saw it and I can’t wait to see more of the Marvel movies in the near future.
I give is 4 out of 5 stars. Barely but it does get 4 stars.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Door Into Murder Now on Kindle

The latest in the Joshua Adams mystery series is now available. The Door Into Murder is now on Kindle and in print. You can get it at the link below or to the right side. If you are in the area on May 6th 2017 I will be a Comic Book World in Florence, Ky to promote my books.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Personal Appearance on Free Comic Book Day 2017 May 6th at Comic Book World


Here is the sign for free comic book day May 6th at Comic Book World.
 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Second Volume in the Joshua Adams mystery series is now available

The latest Joshua Adams Mystery is now for sale on createspace. It's called The Door Into Murder and you can get it at this link https://www.createspace.com/6619414 It is also now for sale on Amazon.com​ at this link https://www.amazon.com/dp/1545393745/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1492300234&sr=1-3&keywords=rick+l+phillips

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Dinky the Elf the comic strip 11/23/16

Get the book Dinky the Elf at any online bookstore. Here are links to it on Amazon.com http://tinyurl.com/zshks9r Here is the link to it at Createspace https://www.createspace.com/5011488 Here is the link to it on Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dinky-the-elf-r…/1014406238… and this is the link to it on Joseph-Beth http://www.josephbeth.com/Products/128135-dinky-the-elf.aspx #dinkytheelf #dinky #dinkythelf #makedinkybig #dinkypublishing #dinkytheelfthebook #dinkythelfthebook Remember to MAKE DINKY BIG!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Dinky the Elf the comic strip 11/22/16

Get the book Dinky the Elf at any online bookstore. Here are links to it on Amazon.com http://tinyurl.com/zshks9r Here is the link to it at Createspace https://www.createspace.com/5011488 Here is the link to it on Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dinky-the-elf-r…/1014406238… and this is the link to it on Joseph-Beth http://www.josephbeth.com/Products/128135-dinky-the-elf.aspx #dinkytheelf #dinky #dinkythelf #makedinkybig #dinkypublishing #dinkytheelfthebook #dinkythelfthebook Remember to MAKE DINKY BIG!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Working Titles

When you watch a TV show you don't think too much about what the show is called. However, it is a very big problem if the show has a bad name. It's the first thing that the audience knows about the show. So most shows have working titles if they can't come up with a good one for awhile. Most fans of the Dick Van Dyke Show know that before Dick Van Dyke was cast, it was called Head of the Family. Carl Reiner was the creator of the show and in the pilot was cast as the star. The producers convinced him to step behind the camera more because they said, while he wrote it about his life, that he wasn't right for the part. Eventually they got Dick Van Dyke who was just off of a hit Broadway play called Bye, Bye Birdie. While they produced it the show had more working titles before it aired. One of them was Full House. That title would find a home on a hit show decades later. Others were, All in a Day's Work and Double Trouble. Another show they produced was Make Room for Daddy with Danny Thomas. It was starting to be called by the public as the Danny Thomas Show. They knew if the show was a hit that the public would start calling it the Dick Van Dyke Show. They decided to beat them to the punch by actually naming it that. Barney Miller seems like a simple enough title. Name the show after the central character. But it had a working title as well. It was called the Life and Times of Captain Barney Miller. The show was suppose to show what life was like for Barney Miller at home as well as at work. At home he was not in charge but at work he was. They found out they got more laughs from where he worked and eventually that took over the whole show. The name of the show was Barney Miller in most of the world but in Spain it was Vida y milagros del Capitán Miller. That loosely translates into the Life and Miracles of Captain Miller. I don't know much about the origin of the name for the show Spin City. I do know it's working title was just "Spin." What I find interesting is that in Germany it was called Chaos City. One show that I never understood the title to was Just Shoot Me. It didn't make much sense to me. I did some research but it still didn't enlighten me on how they came up with this title. I did find that in Germany it was called Shooting Stars. In Norway it was called Blush. Norway's title made more sense. They named it after the fictional magazine that they all worked for.

Dinky the Elf the comic strip 11/20/2016

Get the book Dinky the Elf at any online bookstore. Here are links to it on Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Dinky-Elf-Ric…/…/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til… Here is the link to it at Createspace https://www.createspace.com/5011488 Here is the link to it on Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dinky-the-elf-r…/1014406238… and this is the link to it on Joseph-Beth http://www.josephbeth.com/Products/128135-dinky-the-elf.aspx #dinkytheelf #dinky #dinkythelf #makedinkybig #dinkypublishing #dinkytheelfthebook #dinkythelfthebook Remember to MAKE DINKY BIG!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Dinky the Elf the comic strip 11/19/2016

Get the book Dinky the Elf at any online bookstore. Here are links to it on Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Dinky-Elf-Ric…/…/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til… Here is the link to it at Createspace https://www.createspace.com/5011488 Here is the link to it on Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dinky-the-elf-r…/1014406238… and this is the link to it on Joseph-Beth http://www.josephbeth.com/Products/128135-dinky-the-elf.aspx #dinkytheelf #dinky #dinkythelf #makedinkybig #dinkypublishing #dinkytheelfthebook #dinkythelfthebook Remember to MAKE DINKY BIG!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Dinky the Elf the comic strip 11/18/2016

Get the book Dinky the Elf at any online bookstore. Here are links to it on Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Dinky-Elf-Ric…/…/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til… Here is the link to it at Createspace https://www.createspace.com/5011488 Here is the link to it on Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dinky-the-elf-r…/1014406238… and this is the link to it on Joseph-Beth http://www.josephbeth.com/Products/128135-dinky-the-elf.aspx #dinkytheelf #dinky #dinkythelf #makedinkybig #dinkypublishing #dinkytheelfthebook #dinkythelfthebook Remember to MAKE DINKY BIG!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

New cover for Project: Hero

Here is the new look on the cover for the first paperback book in the Project: Hero series. It is on sale now at this link https://www.createspace.com/5013768 You can get 10% off at check out if you use code KBNCLFGB.


Dinky the Elf the comic strip 11/16 and 11/17/2016

Get the book Dinky the Elf at any online bookstore. Here are links to it on Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Dinky-Elf-Ric…/…/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til… Here is the link to it at Createspace https://www.createspace.com/5011488 Here is the link to it on Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dinky-the-elf-r…/1014406238… and this is the link to it on Joseph-Beth http://www.josephbeth.com/Products/128135-dinky-the-elf.aspx #dinkytheelf #dinky #dinkythelf #makedinkybig #dinkypublishing #dinkytheelfthebook #dinkythelfthebook Remember to MAKE DINKY BIG!


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Dinky the Elf the comic strip 11/15/16

Get the book Dinky the Elf at any online bookstore. Here are links to it on Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Dinky-Elf-Ric…/…/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til… Here is the link to it at Createspace https://www.createspace.com/5011488 Here is the link to it on Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dinky-the-elf-r…/1014406238… and this is the link to it on Joseph-Beth http://www.josephbeth.com/Products/128135-dinky-the-elf.aspx #dinkytheelf #dinky #dinkythelf #makedinkybig #dinkypublishing #dinkytheelfthebook #dinkythelfthebook Remember to MAKE DINKY BIG!

Monday, November 14, 2016

New Publisher and Look for Last Train to Murder and Other Stories

Dinky Publishing is proud to announce that Last Train to Murder and Other Stories is now officially under the Dinky Publishing umbrella. It has a new cover and ads for the books that were written by the other authors. You can get the book now at this link https://www.createspace.com/6715252 ^^^Please share this with any Monkees fan or on any The Monkees Facebook group.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

comic book world

An article about a great comic book store. Comic Book World.

DINKY THE ELF THE COMIC STRIP 11/12/16 AND 11/13/16

Get the book Dinky the Elf at any online bookstore. Here are links to it on Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Dinky-Elf-Ric…/…/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til… Here is the link to it at Createspace https://www.createspace.com/5011488 Here is the link to it on Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dinky-the-elf-r…/1014406238… and this is the link to it on Joseph-Beth http://www.josephbeth.com/Products/128135-dinky-the-elf.aspx #dinkytheelf #dinky #dinkythelf #makedinkybig #dinkypublishing #dinkytheelfthebook #dinkythelfthebook Remember to MAKE DINKY BIG!


Friday, November 11, 2016

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Dinky the Elf the comic strip 11/8/16

Get the book Dinky the Elf at any online bookstore. Here are links to it on Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Dinky-Elf-Rick-L-Phillips/dp/0692299971/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til?tag=onmymind-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=KR5ND2665T44GBHE&creativeASIN=0692299971 Here is the link to it at Createspace  https://www.createspace.com/5011488 Here is the link to it on Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dinky-the-elf-ricky-l-phillips/1014406238?ean=9780692299975 and this is the link to it on Joseph-Beth http://www.josephbeth.com/Products/128135-dinky-the-elf.aspx #dinkytheelf #dinky #dinkythelf #makedinkybig #dinkypublishing #dinkytheelfthebook #dinkythelfthebook Remember to MAKE DINKY BIG!
 

Friday, November 04, 2016

Dinky the Elf the comic strip in book form


Go to the Facebook event Make Dinky Big https://www.facebook.com/events/1859326524296432/ and be entered in a drawing for Nov. 10th to win a copy of this book or go to this link to purchase a copy today https://www.createspace.com/6693905 #makedinkybig #dinkytheelf #dinkythelf #dinkytheelfthebook #dinkythelfthebook #dinkypublishing

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Make Dinky Big Event


Here is an even that is being held on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1859326524296432/Let's make Dinky the Elf a big seller on Amazon. I have read that in the 50's and 60's, when pop groups had to get their new song on the charts to boost their careers, they would have their fan group buy it and it would get them on the local charts. From there it got more play and got on the national charts. I think that can be done with books today. If all friends and fans of mine on facebook would buy just one copy of Dinky the Elf in print or kindle on Amazon, it could make the charts as an Amazon bestseller. I am making it an event so you can post that you will commit that you have recently bought one and I can post any updates. If you already have a copy then buy one as a gift. The event will run from Nov. 4th to Nov. 17th at 12:01 am Eastern time. To show you I am serious I am lowering the price of the print book to save you some money. It was $12.95 but it will now cost $12.28. That is the lowest I can go as it cost almost that much to print the book, but that is 67 cents you can use someplace else. Here is the link to it on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Dinky-Elf-Rick-L-Phillips/dp/0692299971/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til?tag=onmymind-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=KR5ND2665T44GBHE&creativeASIN=0692299971

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Where With Great Power Began



It was on this date, Sept. 20th 2012, that I placed this ad for authors to contribute to a book.
"Ok here is something I have been thinking about and want to see if anyone is interested. If you are a comic book fan and a Christian this should appeal to you. I want to put out a book of short stories by various authors that follows the same issue of Amazing Fantasy #15 as it goes from person to person from the first day that it hits the newstands to the present. I will write the first two stories and each other Author would take a turn writing one or two stories till we get to the end, which I plan to write, unless someone else comes up with a good ending. The profits from the book will go to a Christian missionary who works for Campus Crusade for Christ named Kelley Will. Message me if you want to do this. No date as to when I will need the stories but I hope to have them all real soon to make the book before Christmas. But the date can change."
Well the date did change. I found out that Christmas of that year was too close to do all that had to be done for the book. But it became the book With Great Power and it is still raising money for charity today. Here is links to it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Joseph-Beth, and Lulu.com
Amazon http://tinyurl.com/gmdpncs
Barnes and Noble in paperback http://tinyurl.com/zv4ggwm and in Nook http://tinyurl.com/jpjzrvw
Joseph-Beth http://tinyurl.com/gsvtv9r
Lulu.com http://tinyurl.com/o7qw9zl
Don't forget to look for our ad in Cemetery Plots #2. It's available now at all fine comic books shops.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

New Town, New Comic Book


I’ve heard that most people say that it is their sense of smell that brings back memories to them. I can’t recall a time when smell did that for me. For me it has always been sight or hearing. Lately, I have been reading a lot of Marvel comics’ Essential series. Right now I’m reading Volume 7 of the Essential Spider-Man. The first story in this series is a reprint of #138. It was the very first comic book I bought when my family moved to the town where I still live. I recalled buying it at the local convenient store that was just a block and a half away from my new home. It was called Stop and Go. The store is still in that area and moved a half a block closer but I’m not in that house anymore. It’s also now called the Dairy Mart. I remember thinking how lucky I was to have a store that close sell comic books. You see, before we moved, the closest store that sold comics where I lived was at least a mile away. That lucky feeling didn’t last too long.   In less than 6 months they stopped selling comic books. A local drug store, that was about 5 blocks in the opposite direction and across the town’s main highway, was now my closest connection. It was still closer than a mile away, but it wasn’t like having them as your next door neighbor.   The good thing about the drug store is that I had to pass it on my way home from school. Sometimes I made a quick stop there to see what books were out.

It’s now rare to find any convenient stores or drug stores that sell comic books. Comic book specialty stores are now where most people have to find them.  If you are a comic book fan, and lucky enough to live a block away from your local comic book store, then cherish that feeling.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Amazing Spider-Man: Looming Large

Here are 10 covers from the Amazing Spider-Man that show the image of Spider-Man looming large in the background as he cast a shadow over the action on the cover. Don't forget that you can also get the short story book With Great Power that shows how Spider-Man and his motto loom large for other people on decisions they have to make in life. Get it at this Amazon link https://www.amazon.com/With-Great-Power-Ron-Athey/dp/1300570261/ref=tmm_pap_title_0









Thursday, June 02, 2016

Altered Circuits the TV show? It's Possible

I am trying to get interest in turning my short story Altered Circuits into a TV show. An increase in sales and more reviews would help. If you have a kindle you can buy it at the following links and if you have already read it please leave an honest review. Here is the link where you can download it for kindle.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

New Micky Dolenz Single

7A Records is releasing a new Micky Dolenz single on 45. It's called Chance of a Lifetime/Livin' on Lies. You can pre-order it at the amazon link on this post or on the sales rack link on the right hand side.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The New Adventures of Gilligan's Island Complete Series on DVD

Fans of Gilligan's Island got their wish for a 4th season when, thanks to the shows success in syndication, it came back as a Saturday morning cartoon less then 10 years after the live version left the air. Most of the cast came back to voice their characters. Jane Webb provided the voices of both Mary Ann and Ginger. The cartoon series comes out on DVD on April 26th. You can pre-order it now by following the Amazon link to the right or below in this post. So just sit right back and listen and view more tales from Gilligan's Island.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Review of S.O.L.A.D.: It's Just the Beginning: Book II of the Angelo & Angeline Chronicles by Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.

The second book in the S.O.L.A.D. The Angelo and Angeline Chronicles starts off with a bang! While the first book ended with our heroes defeating the Demon Master and his minions and Kevin and Juanita, also known as Angelo and Angeline, going back to their own world, this starts with Jeff and Wiseman J following them. They arrive just in time as it shows the Demon Master and his followers weren’t defeated. They just went to this world and now Kevin and Juanita have to once more battle him as the heroes Angelo and Angeline. With Jeff and Wiseman J now able to lend a helping hand the odds are in their favor. However, the evil forces seem even stronger on this world. They have to fight even harder to save their hometown of Memphis, Tenn. Can they finally defeat the Demon Master once and for all? Will they just run him off to another world where they will have to follow? Find out more in the rare series. It is an action packed science fiction Christian classic. S.O.L.A.D.: It's Just the Beginning: Book II of the Angelo & Angeline Chronicles.  

Beauty's Curse by C.S. Johnson Review

Alternate views of fairy tales seems to be the new thing in books and movies these days. Beauty’s Curse by C.S. Johnson is one of the latest in this genre. With Princess Aurora of Rhone, whom her friends call Rose, we find out what would happen if Sleeping Beauty would take it on herself to find a way to beat the curse that was to come upon her when she reached the age of 18. Some of her friends are bent on revenge. Others want to find a way to end the curse. All of them are there to help Rose. The book is well written and if you love stories about Princesses and fairies full of magic and adventure, you will love Beauty’s Curse, the first in the Once Upon a Princess Saga.

Friday, March 11, 2016

The Monkees, Head and the 60's

Hey Monkee fans! Here is a new book about the Monkees that you can pre-order on Amazon as it comes out September 13, 2016. It is by Peter Mills. It's The Monkees, Head and the 60's You can get it at the Amazon link below. Also, you can get Last Train to Murder and Other Stories that feature Davy Jones and/or the Monkees in some fictional adventures that is also on Amazon at a link below and available now.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

With Great Power free preview

Read the introduction and the first three stories of With Great Power for free.