I am a comic book collector. And I’m not talking about “I subscribe to the Avengers” comic book collector, I mean I read freaking everything comic book related.

That having been said I subscribe to the Avengers.

Anyways… have I already talked about this? No, I have note.

Comic books interest me in a big way. It’s one of the last mediums that effectively combines two art forms. The art in most comic books (whoever is drawing for Cable right now needs a kick in the pills) can range all over the spectrum. You have a view that almost makes it look like a sketch book, but done really well from Yu, who’s currently writing for Secret Invasion and formerly the New Avengers. Or Frank Cho who has almost an updated look of old style Comics. There are painted Comics, Comics that look ultra realistic… the art is all over the spectrum and it’s beautiful.

The writing is equally up to par (most times. Again Cable’s writer needs a kick in the pills) from writers like Brian Michael Bendis (probably my favorite Comic writer of all time) and Joss Wheedon (equally as cool as Bendis). They’ve moved away from the classic Heroic prose “I shall smite thee villian!” into very realistic and very human speach. Of course this is the main reason why I buy Marvel and not DC…. Unless it’s Batman. I don’t care what anyone says Batman Comics are always fucking awesome.

Anyways, this introduction of realisim has been…. “wow”. Tony Stark, one of my favourite super heroes, has now fully realized his character. In order to be the Futurist he is, he has to be a tremendous douchebag… And he really is a tremendous douchebag. I want to freaking whack him some times. Captain America, the extreme idealist and the last person left fighting for what America really started out being, paid for his ideals with his life, just like an idealist should. Luke Cage is the ultimate bad ass who takes every chance he gets to stick it to the man, but not in such a way that you yell “GO HOME HIPPIE!” every time he talks. His character is powerful, and you know when he’s around.

Not sure why this was on my mind, but I thought I’d throw it out there anyway. Promised myself I’d write atleast once a week and this is the second stop on that road.

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Well I’ve moved now, got myself a little basement thing going on, that really isn’t too shabby. A little tight on space, but I’ll learn to live with it. Really all that matters is that I have my XBox, my PS2, My Computer, and PJ. PJ is crucialy important.

For those of you new to this whole… thing… PJ is my cat. He has an amazing sarcastic and playful personality and LOVES people. Which is great, because I hate cats that are all “Oh… I’m too good for you… Look at me all snobby.” PJ is a Pet Whore… he loves getting pet and will follow you around and meow until you pet him. Or give him food. He’s pretty hungry… Like ALL the time.

Don’t tell my girlfriend this, but I’m actually pretty stoked to meet her Sister. Her and I didn’t exactly hit it off the first time we met (we both worked at a motel), I had to ream her out for like 20 minutes one day because she was being an intolerable turd and she wouldn’t get off my back. Rumour has it she’s matured, but she was somewhat sceptical when she heard her sister and I were dating. Indeed… Scepticism ran rampant in the streets. Like Zombies in…. well pretty much every zombie movie ever made. They should make a Resident Evil movie that’s true to the series, with a creepy mansion that slowly reveals a corrupt corporation, not one that’s all like “BAM! CORRUPTION!”… However that scene in the first one with the laser room was pretty sweet.

I’ve decided that the things I write would work really well in comics. I’ve realised that looking over my writing and re-reading it that I had these awesome visual elements… in my head.

I have thusly decided I’m going to draw things with them. Not a full fledged comic, but some pictures, visual elements… Which is going to really suck for you guys because I haven’t drawn a decent picture in…. gosh 8 years…. Am I really that old?

I checked my Birth Certificate… I really am that old.

Back to the Mines for me.