“Remember your childhood and pass it on…” For around three years, I’ve been hearing about Herobear and the Kid. This story was written and drawn by Mike Kunkel, an animator who from an early age had the itch to draw. Although he chose to scratch this itch first as an animator, this personal project has lead to a second career, as a partner in The Astonish Factory. Each year at Atlanta Comicon, I’d go see Mike speak. At first, I didn’t go because I knew who he was. I went … Continue reading
The Con has Come and Gone I thought I would give a blow-by-blow account of Atlanta Comicon 2004, but you’ll have to settle for an after-the-fact and perhaps sketchy accounting. …but only after I load the dryer, which was what I came up here for half an hour ago…. Okay, and after that episode of Trading Spaces… Friday night of the Con was a sort of party. It was a sketch jam for charity. I’ve never really been the sort of person who asked or paid for sketches, but this … Continue reading
Nicest thing said to me in awhile Yesterday as I was getting ready to head over to Atlanta Comicon (more to come on that after it’s over), the neighbor’s grandkid, who I’d guess is right about to hit his teen years or just has, asked me if I was a college student…. Now, I’m guessing he’s not the drinking type yet, so this wasn’t from hitting the sauce. As old as I feel lately, I’ll take it as a compliment. Don’t anyone dare burst this bubble!
Real Work Speaking of overheard conversations, here’s one from yesterday that I was outside of and found rather interesting. Co-workers were complaining about the recently published salary of our CEO and the other officers. They are, needless to say, many times that of the peon workers. And they were upset about it in the wake of the lay-offs and belt-tightening of the past year. I find it odd that these things don’t really phase me. And I commented to them, “Welcome to capitalism.” The conversation never detoured. Never any questions … Continue reading
Weight Watchers Zealots For over an hour this morning, I listened to co-workers behind me preaching the gospel of weight watchers to another co-worker. I don’t believe that I will ever understand the fanaticism that some people feel about a life style that works for them, be it religious or otherwise. I’ve been on an exercise kick myself, lately. But I’ve never been the sort of person who responds well to outside pressure. I have to want to do something for it to stick for any period of time. And … Continue reading
The Month that was just too much I hope that this isn’t any kind of portent for my trip to London next week. The week prior one friend was dealing with the loss of her home and belongings by fire. I went home and spent some quality time with the parents and dropped off my cats for some time with the grandparents while I’m away. Had a good time, and, as usual, wished I had more time to spend there. Then on my first day back at work, found out … Continue reading
Belated Condolences What a week… I haven’t had the energy to post or the ability to form a coherent sentence. Sunday was a restful day for me. I did laundry and I pulled out the can of paint that I had for my guest room/office. I’m taking the slow and easy approach to painting it. I moved furniture around enough to spread out tarps near a walk and then do that wall. And move on. I started out also re-painting the trim that’s gotten beat up and dingy. A few … Continue reading
Footnote Very cool news that last night’s concert at Smith’s Olde Bar for RCPM was indeed sold out!!!! YAYYYY!!! Good news for the band!
Ah Sweeeetttttt Met up with Brian & Kelly and saw Hellboy! Very awesome movie! Totally enjoyed it. Awesome work by the director and actors in understanding the source material and the characters they were playing. Really a very entertaining two hours! We also got to survey the movie and I gave it the highest marks I could. Afterwards nearly froze my tootsies off talking to Brian & Kelly in the parking lot. Who stole Spring and what did they do with it? Still, we must have talked for nearly an … Continue reading
Am I nuts? I’ve felt better today – no achy-achy-side, so what do I do when I finally get moving enough to consider myself actually awake? I go out and whack away at my scuppernong vines. I need to do a little more with them, but they were beginning to bud. You only get fruit from new growth and any new growth would have been far away from the fence that my old vine climbs. When I moved in, the vine hadn’t been pruned in so long that it covered … Continue reading