Friday, May 7, 2010

You like me! You Really Like Me!

This morning, I discovered that Jacque of Sequential Crush had nominated me for a Kreativ Blogger Award. Well, to be honest, she's the third person to do so, but this is the first time I've understood how this is supposed to work. I was also previously nominated by Pajama Mom and by The Groovy Agent. I'm not bragging. Far from it. I feel sort of stupid that I didn't know what I was supposed to do :-P

So, first off, thank you Jacque! (And Cara and Lloyd).

Seven weird/fun things about me:

1. When I was in elementary school, I stayed home sick for a few days at my grandma's house. She encouraged me to do my homework and get get it out of the way. I didn't want to. She had cable. There was Scooby-Doo (on a week day!?!). She called me a procrastinator. I asked her what that meant. She told me to look it up. I told her I'd do it later. True story.

2. My wife, Amy, and I honeymooned at Walt Disney World. We've gone back 4 or 5 times, but only once since we had children.

3. I was born in Cincinnati, OH. When I was three, my parents moved us back to southwestern, WV. I lived in WV until I was 19, when I went away to college in Columbus, OH. I don't have a WV accent when I'm here, but when I'm with my family, or angry or tired, I start twanging like a banjo.

4. When I was 14 I was hit by a car while jaywalking across a 6-lane highway in Myrtle Beach, SC. I broke my pelvis and my leg. I still feel bad about how much I must have traumatized the lady who hit me.

5. I've had very few celebrity encounters. I met Bruce Campbell once. I stayed in a hotel with Darth Vader and Chewbacca. We ate lunch two tables over from Eric Clapton one afternoon in the cafeteria at the COSI science museum. I once took a phone call from Corben Bernsen when I worked at Highlights for Children. I no longer remember if he cancelled or renewed.

6. WhenI was in college, I took a comic book art class from Daryll Banks, who was the Green Lantern artist at the time. On the first day, in an effort to make conversation, I told him I hated that new Green Lantern costume. I didn't realize he was the one who created it! :0

7. I can pick up change off the floor by pinching it between my big and second toes.

Seven bloggers I nominate for a Kreativ Blogger Award:

Rob Kelly of The Aquaman Shrine. I love Aquaman. This man sifts through the sea king's trash, looking for keepsakes.

Jamie "Lysdexicus" Wilson of Hungry Comix. I get a little more artistically inspired every time I stop by.
. If you like Superman in all his selfish jerk glory, you'll love this.

Joakim Gunnarsson of Sekvenskonst(that's Swedish for "Sequential art"). Joakim has a great collection of cartoon art and he shares it with all of us via the internet. check it out.

Spectergirl. Well, okay, she's my wife, but I really think the time and effort she's put into ViewMaster 3-D Spectactular, Now in 2-D needs some recognition.

Okay, I'll admit it. I'm a sucker for Charlton and Archie brand superheroes. It's like a parallel universe of comics out there. That's why I dig Charlton vs. Mighty MLJ.

And lastly, Indrajal Online. An amazing super-blog that is putting every issue of India's Indrajal Comics, in every available language, on the internet for your edification. Amazing!

So, there you go.


  1. You worked for Highlights?! How cool is that?!

  2. Jacque: Ask me sometime in another forum. It was not as great an experience as you might think.