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Thursday, July 27, 2006

San Diego ComiCon 2006

Well, amongst the hundreds of other blogs about the Con, here's mine, too.

It was huge, it was crowded, and I'm not sure I'm gonna do it again next year. I got there on Saturday, and waited about an hour and a half in a line that stretched from the front, all the way around behind the convention center. And then I get to the door only to find out that since I was pre-registered, I didn't have to wait in any lines. (insert choice explitives here) As usual, I pretty much stayed away from the East side of the hall where all the mainstream outfits were. I feel more at home with the independent press folks.

I did take a few (very few) pictures. Below are a few shots of me with various entities 'n things.

I also had to visit the booths of sellers that I've fond memories of...

Plus I had to stop and see a Comics Price Guide Forum friend, Jim...

I'm so stupid. When yer average Joe asks me about undergrounds, I'll expound continuously until told to shut up. When I'm talking to someone, like Jim here, who knows more about undergrounds than myself, I never know what to say. I just stand there looking like a doofus. Well, that's how I feel anyway.

And I did get to meet Frank and Derek, the creators of the Rudy McBacon comic series. That's Frank, below.

They're actually a couple of nice guys.

One interesting incident happened there (among several). I was stopped by a group of wildcatters. Y'see, they didn't have a table or booth or anything. But they were hawking there comic. They laid it on thick for a few moments, and I did buy their comic. Y'gotta respect that kind of chutzpah. Heck, because one of the artists autographed it to me, Sir Real, I'll even give 'em a plug. The comic was called "On A Leash" (aka Kill Me Comix #5). You can find their website over at

Well, that's about all I can think of at the moment. I wonder how this blog will evolve...

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers MOVIE!!!!

My gosh, it looks like it's really gonna happen. The new Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers movie, "Grass Roots" is coming together. If you'd like, you can see the Teaser Trailer. Information about the movie can be found at Hmm, dare I actually think about investing in this enterprise?

As an added bonus, Gilbert Shelton has drawn the first brand new Freak Brothers strip in 10 years. You can find that one over at

Things are really looking up.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Up 'n Running Again

I now have a new flatbed scanner. Y'see, my previous scanner died. There's nothing really wrong with it that I can determine, other than it makes a half-scan, then stops dead. Nothing I can do will make it move, short of rebooting. Anyways, I've got a new Canon LiDE 500F scanner. They sure do make 'em small nowadays. Its so thin it doesn't even have a power cord. Completely powered from the USB connection.

During this brief interlude, I've made a few additions to the collection. And I do want to apologize to Mr. Bradford, who so kindly informed me of an eBay auction he was holding for a comix that was on my Want List. I got busy with something (a drama performance I had to give the next day) and I totally missed it. But I did make a few purchases along the way. Check 'em out...

Big Ass Comics #2, 1st Edition
Bijou Funnies #3, 1st (or 2nd) Edition
Bizarre Sex #3, 1st Edition
Facts O' Life Sex Education Funnies, 1st Edition
Feds 'N' Heads Comics, 2nd (or 3rd) Edition
Slow Death #3, 1st Edition
Slow Death #4, 1st Edition
Tasty Comix
Zap Comix #1, 3rd Edition
Zap Comix #5, 1st Edition
Zap Comix #6, 1st Edition
Zap Comix #7, 1st Edition
Zap Comix #8, 1st Edition

Plus, with all the extra time I should have been devoting to my updates, I actually made a list of the duplicates that I have. In doing so, I actually found a couple of comix that were editions that I didn't have. In other words, I made a couple of finds...

Bijou Funnies #7, 1st Edition
Hungry Chuck Biscuits #1, 2nd Edition

Will wonders never cease. Now I wonder how I should divest myself of my duplicates. Any suggestions are appreciated.