You’ll never guess what I picked up today.
Uh, correct on the first guess. How did you…? Oh, right. The photo.
Yes, I picked up the complete five volume collection of Bloom County. And, because it wasn’t on the shelf, I had to special order a little something else.
Well, not so little. It’s, in the words of its creator: “an 18 pound hernia-giver”. Now I’ll give you two hints as to what –
Oh. The photo. Right.
Anyway, yes. It’s funny but, even though I grew up with these comic strips, I hadn’t given them a thought in years – until my recent blog post about them. And, suddenly, I’m looking forward to cracking open these collections open like a kid looks forward to his Christmas haul – especially if he asked Santa for the complete Bloom County and Far side collections.
This afternoon, finished up the second of my two interviews for my comic book series, Dark Matter – the first for Shaun Manning over at Comic Book Resources and the other for Chris Arrant at Newsarama. They were fun but tough. Having worked in SF television long enough, I’m mindful of spoilers. The trick, of course, is to tease potential readers by providing them with just enough information to whet their appetites, but not give too much away. In the case of Dark Matter, however, this has proven particularly challenging because this series is driven by so many narrative twists, turns, and surprises that even the most seemingly straightforward of story elements can telegraph a future revelation.
Will let you know when the interviews are up.
Two days to Maximus’s surgery and he seems fairly relaxed…
The others seems equally unconcerned –