Sunday, July 29, 2007

Transformers at BK

OK, OK, truth of the matter is that Transformers were at BK, (Simpsons are there now, more in a later post), but I did manage to snag a couple of the Transformer toys, and as the movie was totally cool, and Marvel used to publish Transformers (plus there is a new New Avengers/ Transformers comic out now), I thought I'd make mention of them.

Plus Tom has been bugging me for this post.

Happy Now Tommy-Boy?

Sorry this one is a bit blurry, I think the picture is actually fine, but I was a touch “blurry” myself when I snapped it (if you know what I mean, eh?)
The Dilbert Factor

I’m a huge fan of Scott Adams’s syndicated character, Dilbert. While I don’t always get to follow his wekly adventures (or watch the cartoon), I do what I can. In that regard, I’ve been getting a Dilbert day calandar for the past few years.

This calandar has a strip a day (from a couple of years back), and sits on my desk.

Yesterday’s was particularly funny, and I wanted to share it with all of you.

I literally laughed out loud at the punchline to this gag. I’m thinking that so too did you.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

The Return of Video Victor

Back in the Mid ‘80s, I was the managing editor of a magazine called Videogaming Illustrated. I wrote some game reviews, articles, news items, and (for a couple of installments) I actually got to write an actual comicstrip. Sure, sure, the strip was only a one-page gag strip entitled Video Victor which combined bee jokes, videogaming, and pop culture references. (Commodore Computer used to produce a small computer named the Vic-20, hence the name “Video Victor” like a joke, only smaller).

Anyways, while I was writing it, the strip was drawn by John Constanza. It was my first published fiction work. It was fun, and I finally found a place to post the only two strips I ever got to write. Check ’em out, it might be kinda fun.

The reason I only wrote two installments is that the mag (VI) was canceled at that point. It would take me almost another three years to get my second work of fiction (Agent Unknown) into print, and then six more years for my third (a brief article in Marvel Year in Review 1993 that told the “Previous Untold” real origin of the Avengers. Now that I think of it, perhaps I should post that little bit of nonsense I penned with my writing partner John A. Wilcox as well.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Sign of the times

Hey, I just got the coolest gift. My lovely wife went on vacation for a week to Arizona with my beautiful daughter, and when she returned, she brought me this one-of-a-kind sign that was made while they watched from some boutique that they stopped in while sightseeing.

I happen to think that it is way cool. Hopefully you will as well.