Sunday, April 06, 2008

Random Thoughts and Musings: The Catch Up Edition

Hey there! It has been five days since my last post and that is the longest I have gone without posting since the inception of my blog. It feels weird to acknowledge that, considering how important Comics Fairplay is to me, and how I have tried to always post regularly and keep a policy of full honesty.

I guess it boils down to one simple thing. I was tired. No excuses or crap. My body and mind have been through the ringer the last few years and it finally caught up with me. When I got home at 7:30 to 8 p.m. at night, I didn't want to post. I couldn't think of anything to say. I just wanted to take a shower and sit on my butt.

Fast forward to today and I feel a renewed sense of energy. I looked around the 'net for news and thought about what is coming down the pipeline. With Secret Invasion hitting stores last Wednesday and Countdown to Final Crisis nearing the pivotal moment, this is an interesting time to be a reader. I also see a surge on rejuvenation with regards to the independent creator community that should gel this summer and next year.

Most compellingly, I have been following Jeff Trexler's take on the historic Siegel case over at Newsarama. Please go read his articles. He is a lawyer who takes the ongoing case and makes sense of it with regards to the big picture while examining what the future may bring. It is some of the best reading I have done in a long time and I have a great deal of respect for what he says. The industry may never be the same and most readers are busy quibbling about big tits and crappy art. This has changed my perspective and I hope it changes yours.

In convention news, the hubby and I will be attending the Portland Comic Book Show on April 13. He will have a booth representing Space Goat Fine Arts and I will be popping in and out that day. We will also be at the Emerald City Comicon on May 10th and 11th in Seattle. He will once again have a booth and I will play roving reporter and cocktail consumer. Heh. If any of you are coming out to these shows, let me know and I will try and say "hi" and have some conversation! That would be wonderful!

Last night we went and saw 10,000 BC, which was alright. We also went to Borders and got Kirby: King of Comics by Mark Evanier. I really hope to be able to read through it today as I have heard great things about it. A quick look through it has me pretty excited, so I am anxious to delve through it.

Lastly, my "Get In Shape" contest is over as of Thursday. My results were good, and the awards ceremony is April 14. I don't expect to win any awards, but I feel great about losing the weight and gaining muscle. I feel thinner and my body fat is at an acceptable level. It has been a lot more fun to go to the gym for fun since the weigh out.

Tomorrow we are back to our regular scheduled programming. I hope you had a nice weekend! It was pretty relaxing here and it felt good to decompress.


Swinebread said...

You bet I'm gonna be there on Sunday! I'll see you there!

I'm really excited to meet Stan Sakai and Tony DeZuniga

Heidi Meeley said...

Swinebread- YAY! Now I know it will be fun. :-)

I am happy to be going to the show to check out the stuff and harass creators. Hee hee!

See you there!