If you haven't joined the DC History Yahoo Group yet (link provided on the links list), you've been missing out on my current mega-theme of TV Comics! This past week, with the passing of Joe Barbera, I've been posting covers of comics based on Hanna-Barbera programs, and despite all the covers I've posted, there's still a lot of books I haven't featured yet (I didn't even get to Scooby-Doo or Yogi Bear!).
This weekend, some of the members have been posting Christmas-themed covers, and I'll likely post a few of my favorites before the weekend is out.
Good news from my buddy Tony Isabella (yes, there's a link for him, too!)... it looks like he'll be doing some regular comics writing again in the near future! It's been way too long since I was able to pick up a Tony-written book, and I'm very much looking forward to finding out what title he'll be working on! And by the way, Tony... in case you're reading this, a belated Happy Birthday to you!
My ComicSpace page (link below, not on the right side) has been gathering "friends" fairly quickly -- faster than I expected! I only made one request myself to be added to someone's friends, but several people have requested they be added to my friends list, too (including This Is Pop Culture). Many of them are people I'm unaware of, at least by the names they're using on ComicSpace... and to be honest, I don't know if they're just asking any new member to add them to their friends list, or if they followed the link from here! This blog doesn't get many comments, so I have no idea how many readers there are (but in case anyone from This Is Pop Culture is reading this blog, when are you guys going to throw in a plug for the Comics They Never Made Archive page? The link's there on the right, y'know!).
Jessi and I have almost all our Christmas shopping done... just need one more item, which we hoped we'd be able to get at Wal-Mart today, but they appear to be sold out. We may have to go to our second choice for present, and we'll be going out to Toys R Us tomorrow to see if they have either our first or second choice. And yes, I did go ahead and bought a tiny token of my love for Jessi to give to her Christmas morning... either she'll be happy that I decided in some small way to get something for her, despite what we'd agreed on for our present to each other... or she'll be mad at me.
Hopefully the former.
I mentioned a while back that my comp copies of Twomorrows mags have had printed on the address label "Issues Left: 0", which was different from the "Issues Left: Lots!" that used to be there... and I still have no idea if I'm being dropped from the comp list or not. I did get the latest issue of Write Now! yesterday, and it's been a good read so far (but then, pretty much all their mags are good reads).
The work week ended relatively early for me... I was done at 3:30, when I'm usually not finished on Fridays until about 6 or so. I still ended up with a little bit of overtime, thanks to coming in early all week to cover for a person who's been on vacation. I even found time this week to do a few "spec" ads for one of the sales reps, plus I started working on my self-evaluation (which probably won't be asked for until late January). A tiring week, and sometimes frustrating, too... next week will likely be extremely slow, so I may need to come up with a few projects for myself!
Today's best picture ever: Louis Armstrong
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