Hello and thanks! An introduction is in order…
My name is K. Anthony Pagano. Most people know me as Ken or Kenny P, or some incarnation of the letters in my name. When I dropped quarters into video game slots whenever I would achieve a high ranking score I would use ALLKAPS or just KAPS. You may have seen them…
Since 1996 my fingers flew across the keyboard as I designed newspapers and magazines and posters for a variety of organizations, from the Southwestern College Sun to the Daily Californian (at UC Berkeley. Let me be clear) to the The North County Times and the Union-Tribune to Smooth Jazz News and a variety of other clients.
Well, I still freelance and put some fun posters and designs together but these days most of my time goes to my other creative project: my fiction writing. I’ve always enjoyed writing, in some form or another, whether that was world building or creating dungeon crawls for my gaming group or the epic Black Forest series (which to this day is the most talked about adventure series among the gaming group of West Manor Drive.)
A little bit more about me
When I’m not writing or reading I’m watching my favorite movie flicks. Here’s a partial list of some of the films I can’t get enough of, Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, Dune, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Yojimbo (and every other film by Kurosawa), Contact, Goonies, Casino Royale (pretty much the whole Bond series), Breakfast Club, Avengers, Titanic, and the Red Violin. I have some anime favorites too, from Afrosamuri to Yamamoto to Evangelion to Appleseed to Ghost in the Shell (the original release) to a number of others.
Favorite music or songs I listen to you? Just about anything. I’ve recently started to listen to Gym Class Heroes—my fingers seem to involuntarily load YouTube and play “The Fighter” more than twice a day, Band of Horses, Florence + The Machine, Morrissey, The Smiths, Young The Giant, Filo and Peri (to this day my favorite trance song they released is This Night), Fun., Aerosmith, The Cars, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Creed, Hagfish, Face to Face, Bush, Enrique Iglesias, Madeleine Peyroux, Owl City… okay, this list is getting long. When I write, I rotate between Explosions in the Sky, John Williams, Hans Zimmer, and Howard Shore.
And I like to cook. I love to eat, so it goes with the territory. My favorite main course is chicken. There’s so much I can do with one bird… I’m making myself hungry—
Thanks again for stopping by!