Wednesday, April 02, 2014

A Kind of Anniversary

Nine years ago I ventured into blogging on my own. Previous to that I shared a blog with a friend and we talked about trying to break into comics. Or comix as we called 'em at the time. It was a lot of fun and led me to try my hand at a lot more things. LiveJournal was a thing at the time and lots of people had one. I think not so many any more. Prior to that I had a blog-thing that existed on GeoCities where I had to learn html in order to get it online. THAT takes me back a little. It's gone now and thank goodness.

It's not all that interesting to go back and see what I was working on nine years ago because none of those things panned out. Or maybe it is because none of those things panned out. It's interesting that as long as I've been blogging I've been exploring writing prose stories, even when I was trying to make comics. I wish I could do comics but I don't want to be that guy who can't pay the artist and who can only offer an interest in a property I created. Best to create my own things all by my lonesome until I can offer proper payment for an artist's hard work, don't you think?

At Planet Comicon this year I reconnected with an artist I was trying to get something started with back then so that's a good thing. It was nice to see him still developing a lot of stuff, showing new stuff and working toward his own storytelling goals. He actually inspired me to branch out a little in my own artistic way again. I suppose that's a good enough reason to note that it's been nine years I've been blogging on-again and off-again.

Enough looking backward. I've got stories to write. Will fill you in as things happen.

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