New Book on Carl Barks

January, 2023
My friend Kim Weston is publishing an Art Edition book on Carl Barks which reprints some of his early work from the original proofs at the same size Barks drew them! Please support this amazing book. (No, I'm not getting any compensation for this plug -- I just want to see more material like this published! Tell him JG sent you!) Read more about it here:

Artist Edition Carl Barks

First Novel Completed!

May, 2022
After two years of work, many, many revisions, and an ocean of coffee, I have just finished the final production draft for my first novel, a YA supernatural story set here in Central Oregon, and in the universe! Hopefully, I can find an agent!

Writers Digest Review

December, 2021

Carl Barks Paintings and Drawings: 1967-1971 book review:

Congratulations on writing and publishing your book! The packaging and printing are extremely impressive and professional. The cover designs highlight Carl’s colorful work. The book is well organized and I enjoyed reading about this artist I had been previously unaware of. You have compiled a substantial archive of Carl’s work during this time period and the color artwork in particular is reproduced with great clarity and detail here. You strike a terrific balance of providing just the right amount of context for each group of artwork without overwhelming the reader with needless minutiae. I particularly appreciated the places where you provided a photograph of a location alongside the painting, which allowed me to more deeply appreciate the artistic choices of Carl Barks. You have a great web site that effectively markets this and your other work.


IAN FINALIST

November, 2021

Carl Barks Paintings and Drawings: 1967 -1971 has been selected as a finalist in the Independent Author Network awards for best non-fiction.






Celsius 232

July, 2021

I was invited to give two talks on story and writing at the Celsius 232 conference in Aviles, Spain. A great opportunity to meet and network with other writers. Larry Niven gave the keynote.

https://celsius232.sched.com/speaker/john_garvin.22npmlih





Golden Joystick Awards

November, 2019

My script for Days Gone picked up the Best Storytelling award. We also won Playstation Game of the Year.
https://gamerant.com/golden-joystick-awards-2019-winners/

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WGA Awards

February, 2013

My script for Uncharted: Golden Abyss was a finalist for a WGA award for best videogame script. It was an honor to be invited to the ceremony in Hollywood, where Steven Speilberg was one of the presenters.