Facebook forces me to compromise

On a follow up on my previous post, Facebook sent me an update, and their main problem was me using a pseudonym, ComicWatcher. So I had to allow them to use my real name, Gerald Dean. Since I have so many contacts, and I keep so many links to people, I gave in. More to…

Comics and their Cycles (in the US)

Time to take a stroll memory lane. And what better way to deal with numbers than using a TABLE!! YEAR                    EVENT                                COMICS STATE 1930’s                  Great Depression                People bough more comics (they went really cheap) 1940’s                 Beginning of WWII             People bough more comics (Sent them to the troops) 1950’s                 McArthur Red Scare           People Bought Less comics …

Moments that defined your love for comics (Part 2)

Comics have the advantage of having not so much corporate oversight (discounting the Big Two, of course) and being venues for creativity. Unfortunately, in the US, our storytelling is heavily centered around super-heroes, and that limits us on the types of stories we can tell. Love Affair #4 Hombre, by Jose Ortiz and Antonio Segura…

State of the Project: Chapter two script completed.

Took a while because one midpoint segment needed a lot of work, and I created writers block (I don’t believe in having it, or suffering from it. You do it to yourself). But I am happy to say that after that slump, the rest of it moved along pretty well.   Now I am sitting…

Women’s fashion in comics….it shouldn’t matter.

Holyjumpigmackrelandabucketofsandypearls!!! What is wrong with people? (Don’t answer. I know already… A LOT!!) Would you give a book full of incest, infanticide, murder, wars to a kid to read? No? Well, how come so many kids are being sent to bible camp, here in the South of the US? Because in case you haven’t noticed,…

State of a project: Main Character coming to life (part 1)

Like most writers, I hit a block on a plot twist in the middle of chapter 2. Oh well. Lets switch gears, I say, and spend some time on the draftboard. My protagonist has to be physically attractive, because I am using conventions found in pulp and action comics. I am intermingling this setting with…

DON’T Become a bad Fiction-Writer (Comic Books)

Since I started this blog I wrote a few articles about WHAT NOT to do and WHAT TO emulate when you are writing a comic (or a work of fiction in general). If you don’t believe me check out Nuff Said Posting I don’t think (and this is my personal opinion) that good fiction-writing is…

Comic Book History: From when Marvel had swagger….

Some years ago, about the same time I started this blog, I realized I didn’t have an inventory of my comic book collection. Why I haven’t done that before? I’ve been moving around, almost every two years. Carried the boxes with me, never checked what was in them for a long time. I now have…