Posts Tagged ‘Sports’
I’m getting ready for my trip to Massachusetts. Boston Comic Con is this weekend. Be sure to find some time to come see us. It looks like it will be a fun, but busy five days.
Other things you should know for the weekend:
- We will have our crew of henchmen with us. I don’t know if most comic artists/writers have henchmen, but we do.
- I will be there. I know that is enough of a reason to stop by, but if you NEED another reason…
- Rob will be there, and he will have just turned 30 (His birthday is tomorrow). Feel free to bring us cake.
- We will have gadgets and fun stuff linking to our website and some of our favorite strips.
- We like to take long walks on the beach and starry skies.
- We dislike mean people and spiders.
Get ready, people. This will be a weekend to remember.
Although I’m not a big basketball fan, one of the first sports teams I ever loved is a college basketball team. I’m a Duke fan. It had no bearing on whether the team was any good. I was just a kid. As a kid, I went with what I knew. The Blue Devil is the coolest mascot ever. I became a Duke fan because I like the mascot. Maybe a Blue Devil strikes a chord with my geek self. I don’t know. I do know that I am excited to see the Blue Devils in the NCAA tournament.
There is a reason to call the NCAA Tournament March Madness. Anything can happen. Any night can be an upset. It’s one of the few sporting events that rises to a fever pitch and results in a hard-fought champion. It’s all sudden death and every team needs a win. I will fill out my bracket and see how it goes.
Side note: I am not without my certain allegiances: Go KSU! You have to root for your own school.
First Strips of a new year. It’s also the Start of chickenball season. We hope everyone had a good holiday season.
As promised I have a Preacher review. I finished it up this week. It was a good read, but it seems a bit dated. I enjoyed the chance to read a modern classic. It was on my reading list for a long time and it’s nice to scratch it off my list. I recommend it for those that enjoy a gritty, pseudo-phillisophical, nineties era comic. It wasn’t all I thought it was going to be, but I may have hyped it up too much in my head before reading it. However, if you’re looking for a good read Preacher still holds up.
It’s been a year here at Five and Dime Comics. That’s right, we’ve been doing this a whole year. Rob and I see success a little differently. He looks at it incrementally. I look at it retrospectively.
Rob is happy we made it a year, but he’s happy after every strip. He sees every little advancement as a cause to celebrate. It’s not a bad thing. That attitude is what makes working with Rob fun. It’s in his personality to appreciate every step of the process. It’s my personality to continually push on, and not be satisfied.
However, I love birthdays and anniversaries. Maybe it’s fate that Five and Dime would have a December birthday. A birthday that is close to my actual birthday on the 14th. As I face turning 30, it’s nice to know I put my heart and soul into something. It gives me something to reflect on this birthday. I like looking back at the past. I see the successes and failures, and can enjoy the road I’ve walked. I told myself, “If we make it a year, posting consistently, I will be happy.” I am very happy. We’ve had hiccups and growing pains, but the strips have been up. I can look back on this past year and finally allow myself a moment to enjoy the strip.
Okay moment over. Now all we have to do is hit our 5-year mark and I’ll allow myself another moment. Thanks for reading this past year. Now we move on to those, “terrible twos”.
My Thanksgiving break is over, and back to classes I go. I’m on the home stretch now… only three more weeks until the end of my semester. If the blog posts start getting progressively shorter and less comprehensive, you can blame it on my finals.
I imagine Zack, Sloth, and Mike have never seen a Football game. We’ve already established that they’ve never seen a basketball. Football is my favorite sport. Maybe it has something to do with being a Midwesterner. I don’t know. I just love this time of year. It’s almost college bowl time and the NFL is in the heart of its season. In the Midwest, football is an all weekend deal. I pay attention to football Friday through Sunday. We have high school football on Friday, the NFL on Sunday and college sandwiched in between. It is a big deal out here.
In contrast, Rob couldn’t care less about football. I think there was a time when the super bowl was just a concept to him. He has done well to tolerate my insane fandom. He even attended a high school football game with me. He put on a brave face and tried as best he could to relate it to comics. It’s a strange world for any geek. It’s as foreign as understanding D&D if you’re an athlete. There will be times when my sports love seeps into the strip. I thank Rob for letting me throw these in on occasion and doing such a good job on them. Now all I need is for K-State to win this weekend. EMAW.
It’s late and I figured I better get the post up.
My wife is heading back home to visit her family this weekend. That means I can “party like a rock star”. You can interpret that to mean I will play video games for more than an hour, drink milk from the carton and read tons of comics. It will be an intense couple of days. You must be saying to yourself, “Wow, how can he handle such an intense weekend plan?” Fear not faithful readers, in my youth I was much worse. That’s right, I would play video games ALL NIGHT! I would sleep until noon and then, if I felt like it, shower. I know, I know, it sounds like madness, but it’s true. I think allowing myself a few well-earned moments is not too much to ask. It’s not as great as going on a 5 day drinking spree. (Which will be happening the weekend after this one.) I do need some time to relax; I have forgotten what that word even means. Remember, sometimes you have to stop and read “The Authority”.