Information is not alive

The majority of people who have read my webcomics series, Odd Jobs, have not compensated me in any way. Many have, but quite a few websurfers dip in, enjoy my work and then flit off to their next fix – whatever that might be. I mention this not to make anyone feel guilty (although if you are feeling guilty, please click here), but to point out the predominant philosophy still permeating the web is that “information wants to be free,” and therefore it’s useless to Read More +
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In Gurnee

I’m in Gurnee at a small comics show, surrounded by people with rows of long boxes. I have a meager 15 books sitting out and a pile of postcards. Show hasn’t openned yet, it’ll be interesting to see if anyone’s interested. Friendly people, though.
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The internet is not killing newspapers

I’m not unrealistic about the fate of newspapers – far from it, I’m certified in Actionscript 2.0 (got to get on 3.0 though) and of course have been doing online comics for years. But I believe the the current talk about the troubles of newspapers is missing something very important, maybe a few things. Commentators seem to talk about newspapers in trouble and then skip right to the web, and I think those who do that are wrong, and that’s important because if you don’t Read More +
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Comics today, comics tomorrow

New “Something to build upon” today, and – finally- a new “Children of the Revolution” tomorrow.
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Surgery complete

Well, I’m back home with my leg up on the couch. Everything seems to have gone well, but I’m a bit tired. Turns out there was a tear to my ACL but that was fixed. I don’t know what that means in terms of recovery time – but as soon as I can sit down at the drawing board I will.
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Ouch!

Well, last Tuesday night I sprained my knee. Bad. I need an MRI to find out how bad, but for now I’m doing OK. I’ve got crutches and I’m trying to make sure I don’t injure it more. It’s wierd, though, I’m pretty lucky. I have a day job with benefits and aside from one sick day and some future time off for doctors appointments, it’s not going to keep me from work. It does, however, make me think of all those people – like Read More +
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New COTR

New “Children of the Revolution” page is up.
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Block party!

We had a block party this past weekend and went off really well. Discovered we had a jazz guitarist down the street, our Middle Eastern neighbors put on a dance show and we finally got a chance to meet the rooster that lives down the block. Yeah, that’s one of the cool things about living in a city – you never know what you’ll encounter. Sunday, we hit a neighborhood festival and saw the English Beat perform. I love that band. Got to dance with Read More +
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Bestseller!

I’m one of Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore’s Top Ten Bestsellers for 2nd Qtr 2008.
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