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#572: Curse of the Blogger

March 21, 2011

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #8: The Blogger; #77: The Multiplex Examiner; #546: Natural Born Blogger; #547: Shallow Focus; #554: The Disillusionist

So yeah!

I'm not quite back from SPACE this past weekend, but I managed to get the strip done more or less on time! Huzzah. SPACE was more or less a success. Decent sales of the book (and hopefully a bunch of new readres), I met a few cool-ass cartoonists, fun times were had after the con on Saturday, so, you know, all in all a good time.

I got to gush a little bit at Carol Tyler on Saturday, too, so that was nice. And did you know that Eisner award winning cartoonist Nate Powell is in a really good band called Universe? I didn't!

Anyway. Thanks for everybody who came out to see me, or otherwise geeked out upon unexpectedly seeing me (that's always a nice feeling)!


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Leonard Nimoy (1931–2015)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I was never a huge Star Trek fan, exactly. I love some of the early episodes, and I think Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time. I enjoyed Star Trek III and IV, too, for what they were. I read a bunch of the DC Comics Star Trek stuff at that time, because my brother bought them. And I watched a bit of the Next Generation and then fell off the wagon. Kirk and Spock were my Star Trek, and the Star Trek 2–4 “era” was its peak for me, warts and all, because that’s the “era” that really hooked me. And really, for me, it was all about Wrath of Khan.

In addition to playing Mr. Spock, of course, Leonard Nimoy did a lot of other things. He was on Mission: Impossible. He directed a few movies (Three Men and a Baby!). He was a photographer. He was the voice of Civilization IV. But one thing I really loved of his was Standby: Lights, Camera, Action, on Nickelodeon from 1982–1987, which provided a behind the scenes look at movies like Star Trek III, Return of the Jedi, 2010, and more. Nimoy hosted and occasionally interviewed guests like George Lucas. As a budding film nerd in the pre-Internet Dark Ages, behind the scenes specials like Standby: Lights, Camera, Action were hard to come by. I ate that show up.

Anyway, as you’re undoubtedly aware by now, Leonard Nimoy passed away on the 27th. As cartoonists do when they’re sad about these kinds of things, I drew a picture:

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