Posts Tagged ‘Family’
It’s Rob. I’m sorry about Friday. My Granny just passed away and this past week was hard on my family.
Granny was one of the most important people in my life. She was the kindest, sweetest woman in the world. She was quiet, but when she spoke it was useful or funny. She was like a female Silent Bob. She was always there with a warm smile and a hug. I won’t hear her patented, “Well, look who it is” again. However, I got a chance to say good-bye and I’ll always be grateful for that.
Today’s strip depicts one of my favorite moments with her, although I wonder if THIS is how she would want to be remembered. It was the first time Granny made a “not Granny” joke. It was the type of joke you would NEVER say in front of Granny, let alone hear from her. After that, she and I started joking around together and our relationship grew.
I cannot express how blessed I am because of the people in my life. I want to thank everyone that showed up to the wake and funeral and sent their condolences. It means more to me than you’ll ever know.
As cliché as it is, please tell everyone in your life that you love them. Don’t just say it. Show it. Life is fleeting. I had Granny in my life for 30 years, and it went by in a flash.
I love you Granny. I miss you more and more each day. Tell everyone up there that we love them. And don’t cause TOO much trouble up there.
Dark Knight Rises comes out in three days. If you’re not excited for this movie you must be a corpse. Even then, you should still want to watch it.
I’m still on trailer lockdown, and it’s starting to wear on me. Maybe because I’ve been on lockdown most of this summer. With Avengers, Dark Knight, and Magic MIke I’ve been ensuring that I don’t spoil the movie. (Magic Mike was a joke by the way).
Speaking of trailers, I may start sobbing openly in the theater when I see this one.It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve cried from joy at a trailer. (Hello people. Did you see Magic Mike?)
This has been a LONG standing theory. My dad could, in one punch, destroy ANY earth based comic character. This isn’t a debate, this is a fact. Just be glad he uses his abilities for good.
Well yesterday was Granitecon. And it was a blast. This was actually the one year anniversary of us going to comic conventions. A lot has happened in a year. And it has been an incredible ride. I want to thank all our friends that came out to visit us. It really means the world to us. Wednesday I’ll talk about the artists that we met (yeah, I’m not above name dropping, what’s it to you?).
That’s the end of the reunion story. Looks like things turned out well for Zack in the end.
We added TWO NEW SHIRTS to our store. Be sure to check them out. We hope you like them. If you buy one, be sure to tell your friends where you got it. We will be adding more throughout the month of May. We also working on stickers, buttons, and some other surprises this month.
Not long ago we covered a little thing called “The Geek Hierarchy.” The Hierarchy was a fun way for us to give some structure to the broad classification of “Geek.”
It is a fairly controversial subject, and we received the amount of grief we expected when we set out to cover the topic. What surprised me is that we’ve received more grief over something I never counted on: the topic of “fandom.” I didn’t expect geek pride to handle the topic of fandom in a negative context. On Wednesday and Friday I will continue on this topic, with a two-part blog post titled “Fandom Is Not An Insult.”
However, before I go, let me say: It’s not for me to determine the better geek, nor should any geek say who’s better. We’re all living and loving our passions together.
BOSTON COMIC CONVENTION
Part 2 of 2: The Artists
I’m not used to being a part of the attractions. It was interesting to be on the other side of the table. However, I couldn’t help but be amazed at all the talented artists that were at the show. I have to give a nod to a couple of artists. If any of them are at the next con you go to, be sure to stop by and support them.
Skottie Young. I’ve talked about him before. I can’t say enough good things about him. I have followed his work for a long time and he just keeps getting better. read his stuff. Do it now. Go Buy some stuff. || DeviantART: http://skottieyoung.deviantart.com/ ||
Renae De Liz. I’ve talked about her before as well. She is the wife of a friend of mine and she’s got enough talent to knock your socks off. She was a big part of putting together Womanthology, which showcases the talented women artists who are bringing style and class to the comic industry. || Twitter: @RenaeDeLiz ||
Ray Dillon. Ray is Renae’s husband and longtime friend. Technically he’s the reason I got caught up in this fool’s crusade to be in the comic industry (I owe him a huge thank you for that). He has been in the trenches fighting the good fight in the comic industry for a long time. It’s only a matter of time until he’s working regularly for a franchise title. I called it here first folks. Be on the lookout. || Twitter: @RayDillon || DeviantART: http://raydillon.deviantart.com/ ||
We sat next to a bunch of cool guys who, like us, are trying to make a dent in the cosmos (that is, the internet). So be sure to check out Hoodsie & Bob. We owe them thanks for being so cool as our troop of friends and well wishers came by and blocked their table. They took it well and with a sense of humor. We wish them the best.
OKAY, OKAY, OKAY. The man, the myth, the legend, Mr. Mark McKenna! First go here and help him out. Secondly, go here and ask to join. We owe, at least by my count, 70 likes on Facebook to his promotion of us. We will not soon forget his kindness.
Many other greats were there as well. Tim Sale, Mark Brooks, Chrissie Zullo, David Petersen, Phil Noto, and Mark Texeira, to name a few. Their work is great. It makes me want to work harder to get better. I have a lot of work to do, but when I get done with something new I might show it to you.