Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Still Digging Terry Dodson's Work

If only Greg Land wasn't, also, on the title, I'd probably put this book on the ol' pull list. Pity.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Big Brass Ones

Let's see...

You just lost your artist to a competing publisher. The writer was overworked and chose this book to drop. You move a writing duo on to the book that has mostly been writing Vertigo stuff and one of the group had their previous super-hero book cancelled for low sales.

Then, before you can get any real sales feedback from the consumers (via retailers adjusting their orders over a few months), you create a spin-off title with the least heralded of the two writers (he of the cancelled super-hero book).

It takes HUGE BALLS to try to bleed the fans left on that book by trusting that enough of them will stick around on the original and buy the new title. I didn't know they allowed wheelbarrows in DC editorial.

Will Anyone Help The Insurance Companies?

Still busy trying to recover, so posting on the blog or writing for the new gig are a bit on hold, but I thought I'd share the above video, seeing as how it reflects how I feel about the healthcare debate.

Hope everyone else is well and reasonably covered by health insurance for now.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

If I Didn't Know, I'd Think This Was Paul Pope Art

Ben Templesmith tweeted a sketch he did of Wolverine that he offered up as line art for any aspiring colorist to practice on. BleedingCool.com reported it here and guessed that it might be a future cover, which Templesmith later shot down.

I know we just had Old Man Logan, but with how much this reminds me of Paul Pope's work, I'd definitely buy a Batman-Year-100 style Wolverine mini with Templesmith on art.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Another Comic Book Torrent Site Down?

It has been brought to my attention that Demonoid.com has been down for a few days. Checking throughout the day, I can confirm that it varies from registering as a non-existent site/broken link and having a maintenance message up.

The last time that Demonoid.com was down due to legal concerns that required relocation, they listed it as maintenance issues for a period of time, as well.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Damn Predictive Text

Sorry, Rob, I didn't catch that it defaulted to "Ron". My bad.

So I had the lung fluid drained. Oh, they tell you the lydocaine sting is the worst part, but that's not true. No, the thing they use to drain you that you can feel run against your rib cage is. "You're going to feel a bit of pressure." You fucking think?

They sell you on how it is going to make a miraculous difference.

That's before you get down to the ultrasound and they read you the laundry list of things that could go wrong and a downplaying of how big the difference will be.

I'm really starting to sour on how healthcare professionals inform us patients.

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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Re: Guess Where Schwapp STILL Is? Pt. Deux

Well, still here. Just found out that I'll be here a day longer than necessary because of incompetence.

I was supposed to have my lungs drained, but they called it off because of the blood thinners I'm on. They knew that when they made the original plan and could have changed it in time, but they didn't.

So now I have a whole new billed day for no good reason. Yes!

And to answer Ron: they explicitly forbid drugs brought in from home. Damn fucking annoying, but they have the slightest real excuse: they can't be sure what I'm really taking. Oh well. So it goes.

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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Guess Where Schwapp STILL Is?

Hospital? Yup!

1 liver abcess draining, 1 leg blood clot, fluid found on the lungs, 5 CT scans, 2 ultra sounds, 10 x rays, 8 specialists, 5 IVs and over 60 needle punctures.

Oh, and they keep trying to give me welbutrin despite my having told them from the start that I'll resume it at home. From what I can tell, they'd charge me over $6 per pill, which is two times as much as the pharmacy rapes me for on the monthly refill.

I just want to go home healthy and not see this place again for a good long time. I had tried to make payment arrangements for the first bill, but this second is going to make that useless.

Thanks for all the well wishes and, Lucas, as soon as I can not feel like white trash for spending $60 on a game when I'm having all these bills, I'll take that challenge. Might not take as long as you'd suspect since I have little shame. I'm sure there are plenty who can vouch for that! ;)
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