Closing Out The Year.

And there you have it.  The long and tumultuous story of The Choir of Doctor Hymn has come to its conclusion. This was a very different story for us to tell in terms of subject and pacing.  We got to see different aspects of well-known characters; from Danica's impulsive side to Dr. Brightman's sultry side.  We even got to see the work of different artists, as Kristy Lyn provided the chapter covers and Rebecca McConnell stepped in for coloring duties for two Issues!  We approached a lot o...

Just going to nerd out about Hitman 2.

Like the title of this blog says, I'm just going to nerd out over Hitman 2. I seriously love the Hitman games.  I don't normally like the "professional killer who only kills bad people" concept, but Agent 47 is my exception.  There's just something about him and the atmosphere of the Hitman games that sets him apart, and Hitman 2 may be my favorite entry in the series. I really like how the game eases you into every new level.  You're given Mission Stories, which are optional, but if yo...

The Gods of Timing.

I'm not a religious man, but I'm beginning to believe there may actually be Gods of Timing. "The Gods of Timing" is a concept I picked up from a high school friend, and I've kept it in use for many years.  I reference these make-believe deities whenever I witness a pleasant or funny coincidence, and it amuses me to imagine divine beings whose sole purpose is to make stuff happen at the same time.  Whenever inconvenient misfortune befalls a friend, I joke that they're at the mercy of the fic...

Computer Problems Are The Worst.

Nothing gets me more anxious, depressed, and miserable than computer problems.  They're just the worst.  I know there are far worse problems to get upset about, like health issues concerning friends or family, but computer troubles are the "first world problems" that just ruin my day.  I don't understand them and they usually result in costly repair or replacement bills. It should come as no surprise then, since I'm talking about it today, that I've been experiencing some computer problems...

Strictly Commercial.

The title of today's blog may reference a Frank Zappa compilation album, but it's actually in regards to the unfortunate timing of our last two "staggered filler" updates.  Having filler one day, then a comic page the next, followed by another filler the very next day was something we planned to avoid when we started this experiment, but circumstances conspired against us this one time. We scheduled the in-house ads and lore entries months ago, so we would have plenty of comic pages without ...

A Difference of Opinion in Politics.

"I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend." - Thomas Jefferson to William Hamilton, April 22, 1800 I don't like this quote.  It's well-meaning, and in a friendlier, more reasonable world it would be applicable.  But in today's politics, and what is being put to vote and debate, I don't believe this quote holds true. But in a more reasonable world, it would.  A recent example here in Massachusetts ...

Solo Thanksgiving.

It's Thanksgiving here in the U.S., which means it's time to stuff myself stupid and be thankful that I can stuff myself stupid.  Unlike most Thanksgivings I've celebrated, I'm not traveling or seeing anyone outside of my immediate family today.  This year, my wife and son and I are spending Thanksgiving at home. Last weekend, my wife's family and a few of our friends (with kids of their own) got together to celebrate our son's fourth birthday a week and a half early.  It was the only time...

A Potpourri of Ponderings.

There are a few things on my mind as I sit down to write today's blog, but none of them are lengthy or interesting enough to make a full post.  So, as I do when I'm in this situation, I'm going to share the little snippets that are banging around in my head.  With luck, emptying them will make room for something more interesting to post on Thursday. - I goofed.  The temporarily-titled Star Power Holiday Special was supposed to run for nine pages, but I miscalculated the end date o...

The Star Power Holiday Special!

We're getting closer and closer to the conclusion of STAR POWER & THE CHOIR OF DOCTOR HYMN.  It's been a long, crazy ride and we can't wait to show you how this ends.  But we've got more stories on the horizon, and we've even tweaked our update schedule to eliminate the long two-to-three-week break between Issues!  As promised, there won't be a lengthy break between the conclusion of this storyline and the start of the next one! Except the "next one" is not a full storyline.  After TH...

RIP Stan Lee.

For those who don't know, Stan Lee passed away yesterday at the age of 95.  Everyone's talking about it, and rightfully so.  Some people are devastated and terribly sad, and it's natural to want to mourn.  Me?  I'm not sad at all.  There's nothing to be sad about, and here's why I think that: The man lived to be 95 years old.  He was here almost a century.  That's not a life cut tragically short.  That's a damn good run on this planet.  We should all be so lucky to live that long, an...