September 2022 Books …

A shortened reading month, as I took a long trip and left the iPad (and Kindle) at home, but I did buy a ton of books in the UK (okay … 15 or so, plus 8 vintage paperbacks in lovely Hay-on-Wye), so there's much more to come. The Church of Baseball by Ron Shelton If... Continue Reading →

Fun with Funko Fridays #04 …

Once upon a time, I collected Funko POPS! ... still do, kinda, although I'm a lot more specialized now, concentrating mainly on Marvel Comics, MCU, and Marvel Disney+ characters. And once upon a time, i took those Funko POPS! out of the box (GASP!) and made little Photoshop graphics out of them and posted them... Continue Reading →

Fun with Funko Fridays #03 …

Once upon a time, I collected Funko POPS! ... still do, kinda, although I'm a lot more specialized now, concentrating mainly on Marvel Comics, MCU, and Marvel Disney+ characters. And once upon a time, i took those Funko POPS! out of the box (GASP!) and made little Photoshop graphics out of them and posted them... Continue Reading →

Fun with Funko Fridays #02 …

Once upon a time, I collected Funko POPS! ... still do, kinda, although I'm a lot more specialized now, concentrating mainly on Marvel Comics, MCU, and Marvel Disney+ characters. And once upon a time, i took those Funko POPS! out of the box (GASP!) and made little Photoshop graphics out of them and posted them... Continue Reading →

Fun with Funko Fridays #01 …

Once upon a time, I collected Funko POPS! ... still do, kinda, although I'm a lot more specialized now, concentrating mainly on Marvel Comics, MCU, and Marvel Disney+ characters. And once upon a time, i took those Funko POPS! out of the box (GASP!) and made little Photoshop graphics out of them and posted them... Continue Reading →

What I’m Watching …

So much to watch, so little time, but I’m doing the best I can. Oh, wait. I’M RETIRED. I can watch whatever I want, whenever I want, and here’s what I’ve been watching this summer … Endeavour (8 seasons, 33 episodes)Normally when a friend raves about a TV series, I listen and nod politely with... Continue Reading →

Another Podcast! …

Hey! Look at me ... or rather, listen to me! I'm featured on another podcast, which premiered on Tuesday, July 19. The podcast is called The Musical Innertube, and no, you're safe ... I won't be singing. I was interviewed a few weeks back by Don Rooney and John Timpane, "who talk with people you'd... Continue Reading →

Snapshot 08: HoJo NoMo …

I am sometimes more fascinated by the history of chain restaurants in this country than the restaurants themselves. One exception to that is Howard Johnson’s. When I was a kid, the Howard Johnson’s chain was the epitome of high-class dining (maybe because I was a low-class kid). So it was with a certain amount of... Continue Reading →

May 2022 Books …

A bit of a short month, with a 30th anniversary salute to Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch, two new YA graphic novels, and a triple threat of nostalgic comics reading. The Black Echo by Michael Connelly This is the first of Michael Connelly’s books about LAPD detective Harry Bosch (actually, Connelly’s first novel ever), and 2022... Continue Reading →

My Podcast Debut …

I had a great time last night talking with Kerry and James from the SDCC Unofficial Blog about my 20+ year history with Comic-Con International: San Diego. You can watch or listen to our 45-minute conversation on YouTube (with video of me in my natural habitat … see the link below) or as an audio... Continue Reading →

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Join me this coming Tuesday on the Unofficial SDCC Blog’s LIVE broadcast as I talk about my 20+ year career with Comic-Con International. Not just a podcast, you’ll be able to hear and SEE me in all my ancient glory (there's a reason why one Hollywood publicist once called me “The Yoda of Comic-Con)! I’ll... Continue Reading →

April 2022 Books …

I slowed down a little in April after a record-breaking (for me, at least) ten-book March … here’s what I read this month. Batman: The Long Halloween: The Sequel: Dark Victory Deluxe Edition by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale Despite the long title that borders on overkill (the series was originally called Dark Victory, and... Continue Reading →

My Life in Comics, Part 8: Geeksville …

1998 changed my life, but it also made me realize that Innocent Bystander couldn’t survive on its own. Without a well-paying day job to support me, I couldn’t keep pouring money into a self-published comics series that couldn’t sustain itself. In short, minus the gory details, I went into considerable debt financing my so-called comics... Continue Reading →

The Secret Word Is Still Groucho …

I spent a most enjoyable evening with Groucho Marx the other night. Yes, he’s been dead for well over four decades now, but his spirit lives on in writer/actor/director/producer Frank Ferrante, someone I’ve known for close to three decades (that’s a lot of decades for one paragraph). A new filmed version of Frank’s wonderful one-man... Continue Reading →

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