Two years ago (two!), I scanned in/posted the issue of the Beano from the week I was born - refresh yourselves if you like. This year, as in, last weekend, it was one of those "milestone" birthdays that's really just a number, but it's a bloody scary sounding number nonetheless. And I realise most of the folk who read/comment on this particular corner of the Internet have already gone through that particular year, but... Ah, no point will be made here. Here's the Viz that was on the shelves on the day I was born (from their bi-monthly days)...
Read the rest if you like? Then there's some "words" at the end of it all. The Viz bit's just there to "reel you in", a bit.
Fun, yes? Most of that stuff can be found towards the end of The Big Hard One, introduce it to your bookshelf today!
Point, being here... I haven't done anything with this blog since February, besides answering comments. And it's regrettable, certainly definitely. I thought by now everyone would have forgotten about it, but due to kind words from certain quarters, I know that that isn't the case. It's been a weird year, this one. Somehow even weirder than last year was. Good things have happened, things I thought never would, and yes, bad things have happened too. Things that were inevitable, and things that I was hoping wouldn't but, naturally, have.
All told, I have more "time" for this place now. There's a lot of guilt on my part, and I WILL make it up to the folk who have very generously supplied me with all sorts of wonderful things to translate into articles. In time. This place has even lead to something that could possibly be VERY exciting in the future (we're looking at November 2016... And that's all I'm saying for now!).
The big-long-massive-extensive coverage of as many of the Viz-like adult comics I can get my hands on WILL be continuing, think the scanning took it all out of me a bit. A slight re-arrangement of the living room has been done, and that should make the whole process a tad easier, plus there's "actually reading the scanner's instructions" which means it could all be done QUICKER as well. But before I get stuck into all that again (it's enjoyable, yes, but takes fucking WEEKS the way I've been doing it!), I'll be "returning the favour", so to speak, to some people who made me ridiculously happy on my birthday. Even happier than opening a charity shop-bought Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers comic to find it had been signed by Gilbert Shelton AND Paul Mavrides. True story!
Summarised... Stay tuned or something. I'm "back" for the foreseeable.