eBay: VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO 1966 Acetate LP ANDY WARHOL (item 300054910309 end time Dec-08-06 20:27:23 PST) As of the time of this writing, this acetate (an inferior version of a vinyl recording) is priced at 17.1K dollars. In my time, I’ve seen some crazy behavior motivated by collector fetishism, but this one not only […]


To which I say: “Gheusendteit!” scans_daily: Bringing the crack since December 2003 – Preview of Dan Hipp’s GYAKUSHU! Yeah, I’d buy this. Dan Hipp of THE AMAZING JOY BUZZARDS brings us GYAKUSHU from Tokyopop. Uh, sometime soon; the dates seemed fuzzy (or my reading comprehension is worse than usual.) Spotted on The Engine.


Sad news on a Monday

I was saddened to hear about the passing of comic artist Dave Cockrum. I won’t go so far out on a limb to say that I wouldn’t be reading comics were it not for his work, but I certainly wouldn’t have the degree of affection for say, X-MEN, were it not for his art (and […]

Hold the presses!!

Or is it “Stop the horses!!” I can never get that right. After some digging around, and a fair bit of driving through the suburbs of my newfound home, I’ve come across not one, but two reasonably good comic shops. By “reasonably good”, the following critera have been met: 1) Less than half an hour […]

A quandry

Okay, here’s my problem. I moved from a city (well, suburb, really) where I used to have to drive about 25 minutes to get to a (by my standards) good comic store. This wasn’t a huge deal. I’d take some time, grab my son from school, get a double chili-cheeseburger and chili fries from Tommy’s […]

A short break

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From the chiding of creators who should know better…

Hey, my parents (and her grandparents) read this blog, too. I gotta throw ’em a bone once in awhile. Normal griping will resume shortly.


Note to Reviewees

Blog@Newsarama – Note to reviewers: Stay away from Tokyopop. No, I didn’t substitute an ‘r’ for an ‘e’ accidentally up there. This is for the folks out there whose work is going to be reviewed, or those who think they might want to have their work reviewed in the future. Ready? Here goes. 1) What […]

The San Francisco Treat

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Sure the hell isn’t Rice-A-Roni.

The 2 pound Dungeness crab from The Franciscan comes a lot closer, don’t you think? This crab was better than most lobsters I’ve ever eaten (and wasn’t cooked right into dessication as often happens).

More pictures forthcoming, as well as… >gasp< ...comics discussion, [...]

Halloween in the suburbs

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Added a few pics that I took with my kids while trick-or-treating in darkest Inner Suburbia. Click if you dare!