Just a vanity page so that there is a central page to all this...

For anybody trying to get in touch, E-Mail me at markoenglish{at}gmail.com.


My name is Mark O'English, and I'm the University Archivist at Washington State University. For work stuff, you'll have to go wandering over there. This page is my non-library life.


The Ever Lovin' Blue-Eyed Home Page, a labor of comic book love (and stress release) which led to my writing for Marvel Comics. First published was the Fantastic Four Encyclopedia (cover price $29.99, but available for less through Amazon), published in November 2004. I also did supporting proofing/editing for 2005's Secret War: from the Files of Nick Fury, and in the credits Marvel listed me as an "Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (level 1)." Can't beat that with a stick! By 2009 I'm pretty much done with Marvel work, though there are some things I've pre-written which will still come out into 2010. I'll direct you elsewhere for the full list of what I wrote for Marvel.


mascot I'm a big football fan, and for many years I played Fantasy Football League in a league with some longtime friends with wildly varying success. You can check out the history of it here.

The guy at the right was my 1997/98 team mascot (art done by Dave Bradford, the league commissioner)...


Pax BritannicaWhen I had time for playing games (too many years back), I was a big fan of Pax Britannica, a simulation of the 1880-1914 age of imperialism. For a while I maintained the internet players' rating board as a service to that community, but that community gradually faded - if any of you are still out there and want to update that, help yourself!


Safe Havens was my favorite comic strip for years, before it went through a disappearing phase where the strip had vanished from sight, the strip's discussion list didn't answer "subscribe me" emails, and the author no longer answered emails either. Then, one day, it mysteriously showed back up. I still don't understand, but I'm happy its still going...


Also, we have a theatre page, where Lorena and I record all the theatre we've attended since we met at the very first play on the list, Princess Ida...
Princess Ida
In the above photo from that play, Lorena's second from the right, looking shocked...

Middle North Falls We also love to go waterfall hunting. One of our best shots, this is Middle North Falls in Silver Creek Falls State Park (Oregon). That's Lorena under the falls again...

MollyWoof.


Some people that I used to work for: McMenamins.
The places I currently work: WSU Libraries and the Pullman Public Library.
The Gilbert & Sullivan Archives and the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society.
Morphine.
Interesting stuff we've been to: Galloping Gertie, or the Burgess Shale.
The teams I root for... the Oregon State University Beavers, Portland Trailblazers (NBA), Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL), and Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB). Definitely need to add the Seattle Mariners on to that list too, dating back to '99 or so.
I also keep track of the few pro sports games I've managed to attend on their own page here, and I've now started a quest to vist all 30 major league baseball parks.


<==Something else fun we've done, from our vacation '98. You have to go to Calgary to do it, of course...


Okay, okay. So the really nosy people are asking the final, desperate question: "But what does he look like?" Follow this link to a photo of us (several years and several pounds back now).