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Last Saturday at the Raspberry Festival

It’s been over a year since we have been able to go on any kind of a real trip. But finally, the stars– and work schedules– aligned, and last weekend we were off to the north to see what we could turn up in the way of books, comics, and other diversions. Continue Reading »

This Year’s Long Weekend on the Road

Almost nothing went according to plan, but we did manage to enjoy ourselves somewhat, and turned up a few interesting books on the way. Continue Reading »

Another Sunday Drive With Some Looks At Books

People occasionally ask me, “So have you been on any trips?” or “When are you doing another road trip column?” Continue Reading »

This Year’s Saturday in Olympia

And when I say ‘Olympia,’ as usual, I am referring to our annual class pilgrimage to the Olympia Comics Festival. Continue Reading »

Fugitive Weekend at a Haunted Hotel

This year’s hide-out-from-the-holidays road trip was, for me, the fulfillment of an idle wish I’d been carrying around in the back of my head for years. Continue Reading »

Two Long Weekends on the Coast, conclusion: Out of Newport and North Up 99

This is the final installment in a series of columns about various places we found rare old books and comics and stuff on our last two trips south down the Oregon coast. The first part is here; the second is here; the third is here; and the last one lies below the fold.

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Two Long Weekends on the Coast, Part Three: Streetcar Village, Depoe Bay, and Newport

This is the latest in a series of columns about various places we found rare old books and comics and stuff on our last two trips south down Highway 101, on the Oregon coast. The first installment is here; the second is here; and the third is below the fold.

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Two Long Weekends on the Coast, Part Two: Lincoln City

Second part of our adventures on the last two coast bookscouting trips. The first part is here for those who came in late. Part two lies below the fold.

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Two Long Weekends on the Coast, Part One: Ambling Down 101

When I put up the first column about Lincoln City, the consensus response both at home and in print was that we’d missed all the good stuff.

That had a simple solution– go again. Continue Reading »

Last Saturday in Olympia – UPDATED!

This year’s excursion to the Olympia Comics Festival was, without question, the most painless field trip the Cartooning Class has ever done. Continue Reading »

A Saturday Backroads Afternoon

We don’t really need a reason to hit the road. Generally, it’s just that either Julie or myself gets a case of mild wanderlust, coupled with a need to get out and away from under all the various work things that pile up. Continue Reading »

Saturday in Lincoln City (Despite Parental Warnings)

This is the concluding installment of the tale of our recent excursion to the Oregon coast; a place that we discovered is much better bookscouting– and comics-friendly– territory than one might suppose. Part one is here, and part two lies below the fold. Continue Reading »

Fugitive Weekend on the Coast

My wife is sentimental about holidays and family. Me? Not so much. Continue Reading »

Long Weekend on the Road (International Edition) – conclusion

Wrapping up the bookscouting trip to Victoria. Part one is here, part two is here, and below the fold is the wrapup.

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Long Weekend on the Road (International Edition) part 2

Last time I told you about the first day of our four-day bookscouting excursion to Victoria, B.C. Here’s the next installment.

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