Topic: Comic Book History
TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3349:
This is Valentine's Day for those of you that are looking forward to it, and a reminder for those of you that haven't remembered yet!
So since I am already prepared for it... (Chocolate always seems to satisfy the most at this time of year!), I am going to blog about what other romantic things there on the internet for those of you that either like or dislike this time of year!
The small photo at the top left of this blog post is from Jacque Nodell's 'Sequential Crush', which always has a 'history lesson' for me on 'Romance Comics' when I read that blog.
I met Jacque in person, (as seen at the left), at the 2009 SDCC, where she showed me the booklet her presentation was based on at a panel I had missed.
Matter of fact, since my copy from the 2009 SDCC is not for sale, here's a link to a .pdf of it. Great reading for those that aren't aware of the 'Romance Comics Genre'!
As well as Jacque's blog. Today's Valentine's Day blog post is truly a heart breaking one, but is also one that you can grab onto and fix for future Valentines Days to come!
Additionally, John Lustig's 'Last Kiss' feature is one that always bring a smile or laugh to my face or Tina's. A month ago, I last blogged about John's feature being brought back in the newspaper format, as seen here.
John's feature is more of a satire or parody, (as seen in the top right photo of this blog post), but we need a little laughter during times of being inbetween relationships.
John's feature can also be found at his Facebook Fan Page for 'Last Kiss', which has the additional links to his websites. John is shown with Tina at the 2010 Long Beach Comic Con (LBCC).
In addition to the above two references, there are also great 'Romance Comic Book Covers' at the Grand Comics Database. Currently there are 167 different comic book titles that have 'Romance' as part of their title. And that's not counting all the other 'Romance' comics out there with 'Romance' in the title. Have some fun keypunching another romantic word in the search box, and see what YOU find there!
Plus, feel free to 'Like' the GCD's Facebook Fan Page and thank them for all the hard work contributors have done to build such a fantastic reference web site!
That's about it for this morning's blog post... As I have a lot of work to do, before Tina and I close down the 'home office', and head off to a late Valentine's Day Lunch. It's going to be 'romantic', because we'll have the Thai food restaurant pretty much to ourselves during that time, right after the regular lunch customers leave and before those coming in the evening have to wait to get in for a booth! We've done that before, LOL! Even with reservations, it is tough to get seated timely on any Special Day, especially Valentine's Day at this restaurant!
Besides, after the great Valentine's Day story Tina told at the potluck at our church's pre-Valentine Celebration yesterday... (As seen in the photo to the left), Tina deserves a break today at this restaurant which hold significant meaning for us. Thanks Tina for sharing that story yesterday. Besides capturing a lot of applause from the others celebrating the Day there yesterday, it brought me a little more 'insight' into our relationship...
Best wishes to all of you celebrating Valentine's Day with a loved one. And for those of that aren't doing so... Read a romance comic book or graphic novel to bring a loved one into your life for next year's Valentine's Day! 'Positive Thinking' and 'Treatment' does work!
~Michael D Hamersky
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