father / developer / optimist

My Need to Read


I read quite a bit – er, at least I think so. I try to get in about 2 hours of reading a day. This can vary, depending on what life dictates on any given day.

The public library system where I live has a Hoopla subscription. This allows me to electronically check out up to 12 titles per month. The bulk of my reading checkouts include the comic book titles they carry.

Recently, I’ve mostly been reading through the modern collections published by Image comics and Dark Horse. I’m not particularly married to any given publisher, however. The art has to be inspiring to me, and the storyline can’t bore me to death. Frankly, many mainstream Marvel / DC titles do that all too easily.

In the past 6 months, I’ve been able to use my library’s Hoopla subscription to get caught up on:

  • East of West
  • Invincible
  • Low
  • The Beauty
  • The Woods
  • Saga

I’ll try and write up a small review of what I enjoyed about each of these titles.

Friends of mine have also turned me on to a few other titles, most recently Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye run, the first run of Grant Morrisson’s Invisibles, and Jack Kirby’s Forever People.

What about you? Got any suggestions for me?

And Now, Something All Too Familiar


In many ways, this has been a long-time coming. It’s just a shame it’s taken so long for me to get to this point.

I really enjoy writing, and have realized over the last year or so that social media, despite the large public platform given, is not the place to showcase this love/talent/desire. But my interests grow, and I’ve always really loved the idea of keeping all of my writings in one localized, central place. I love (digital) organization, and this provides me a fantastic outlet to do just that.

The irony, of course, is that I’ve had this power for years now, but just haven’t done anything about it. I work as a web developer, and have for the past 12 years. I could have come up with a website any time that I like (unlike this).