Posts Tagged: comic books

My Halloween just got more complicated

It’s never too early to plan for Halloween. Well, there is one day a year, October 30th, because then it’s too late. But every other day can and should be used in the effective planning of the next magnificent Halloween extravaganza. I waggle my finger at those of you not spending a good portion of those… Read more »

Priceless

It. Is. Time. Well past time, really. After 15 years of handing out hundreds of comic books every Halloween, I have finally whittled down my vast storehouse of comics to a single closet. Admittedly, a single highly and deeply stacked closet, but, yes, a single closet. So did it come to me that yea, ’twas… Read more »

Batman vs Superman

Longtime readers know I’m now into my fifth decade of reading comics. That’s right, from imaginative little boy to imaginative not-as-little-as-I-should-be man. Throughout that half-century, my favorite DC superhero was always Superman. Up until the millennial generation, that was because he was always more hero before super. Since then, he’s become just another aimless super-strong… Read more »

Just say no (more)

I have a hard time with it.  I really do.  Saying “no more” is tough. After a week of working on comics and toys and for girls and boys (I’m a poet!), I have been fighting off my near-overpowering desire to add even more to each bag. Now, understand, I’m giving away ten (count ’em, 10!)… Read more »

What a girl wants

<Warning!  The following post will contain harsh generalities and cold stereotypes. The views in the post actually do reflect those of this blog and its author.> Halloween bag stuffing is nigh and that means finding comic books that fit into my four basic categories:  young boy, young girl, older boy and older girl. These roughly… Read more »

Starting from scratch

I take Halloween seriously.  I believe fun should always be taken seriously. It’s no secret I spend a great deal of time in anticipation of the big night.  Though I work hard to provide my neighborhood with an interesting outdoor display, I am especially proud of my goody bags.  I like to think that no… Read more »

Collecting dust

During the weekly Sunday visit from my elder nieceling, she mentioned that when (if?) she moved out of her Mom’s house, she might need a temporary staging area for her “stuff” until she settled in.  Naturally, she asked about my “spare” room. Technically, it’s my workout room, but I hardly use the Bowflex anymore.  It… Read more »

That’s a wrap!

Now that we’re done with all the packing up of Halloween (it’s a two-day affair), some random thoughts on this year’s holiday extravaganza: – For the first time in at least a decade (no exaggeration), we had perfect weather for Halloween! – Likewise, my outside power outlet, which has its own circuit breaker, had been… Read more »

That’s easy!

Stop! Click the picture with great speed, ere the rest of this post you read! Welcome back to “Family Week”.  Today is my younger niece’s birthday and now both nieces have reached the age where they are “easy” on their big days. With both now in college, I no longer have to hunt down cute cards with… Read more »

A death in the family

It’s hump day of “Writing Week” on the JMD blog as we continue to celebrate the upcoming conclusion to writing Book 2 of the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures. Now, read on… When I get involved with creating things, it is with a personal investment of possibly unhealthy proportion.  Whether it was in my art days, my… Read more »