CBR's Guide to Free Comic Book Day 2016
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 »
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 »
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 »
My wife is sentimental about holidays and family. Me? Not so much. Continue Reading »
Last time I told you about the first day of our four-day bookscouting excursion to Victoria, B.C. Here’s the next installment.
I was a little taken aback by how strongly my wife approved of my suggestion that for this year’s anniversary trip, we should take the Clipper to Victoria, on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
“Because I want to have high tea,” Julie explained. “At the Empress.”
I’m not the only one in our household with itchy feet. My wife gets occasional bouts of wanderlust as well. Continue Reading »
Which is to say, it was time again for the Olympia Comics Festival.
And this year, by God, I was going to be ready. Continue Reading »
Last week I talked about our weekend jaunt to the Columbia Gorge in search of old books and comics and stuff. Most of it was a lot of fun. But sometimes… the wheels just kind of come off the wagon.
Which is to say, Sunday’s trip home was not a whole lot of fun at all. But we did get in a little bit of books-and-comics stuff. Continue Reading »
“So, what would you think about driving down to the Gorge this weekend?” I asked my bride.
Last week I told you about our struggle to get to Whidbey Island for a four-day bookscouting vacation, despite a fearsome (snort) Seattle snowstorm. And here is the second part of that account. Continue Reading »
Well, not really deserted, but to city folk like us, Whidbey Island certainly felt like it.
As much as my wife and I had hoped to put this off, there was just no more stalling. Continue Reading »
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