I’m a collector of vintage and modern comics, sci-fi collectibles and outsider music and film. In recent years I noticed that my interests had become part of the group consensus of what is deemed ‘cool,’ so I decided to start blogging about them in an effort to educate and entertain the masses on all things Marvel Comics and Doctor Who.
See ma, all those books and tapes weren’t for nothing!
I’m a big fan of Steve Ditko, Bob Burden, 007 James Bond films, Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, Doug TenNaple, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Akira Kurosawa, Billy Childish, Sergio Leone, The Cramps (and other garage rock), Mark E Smith, classic Doctor Who, Adult Swim, Warner Bros DC Cartoons, and other such things.
I spend most of my time watching cult films, old monster movies, Mexican Horror films and MST3K… who cover all those other things.
The only TV I watch, aside from cartoons, is on DVD from the United Kingdom, such as The Green Wing, Spaced, The League of Gentlemen, Adam Adamant Lives!, Jam, Peep Show, The Prisoner and Life on Mars. I have also been known to watch way too much of the old 60’s Marvel Comics ‘cartoons.’
Educated in English Literature and Theater, I’m a regular reader of Philip K Dick and Mick Farren. I work in online advertising and am also the web developer and editor-in-chief of the science fiction anthology comic book site Zebramag.
Since moving to North Carolina, I have enjoyed the Raleigh art scene, the great beers of places like Tasty Beverage, the Carolina Theatre in Durham, The Rialto and The Colony in Raleigh and the many great comic shops such as Ultimate Comics and Foundation’s Edge and Chapel Hill Comics. Community Game Night at Motorco is also a great time.
I spend my days obsessing over life’s little distractions when I’m not spending time keeping up with my lovely son. Lately I’ve tried to break it gently to my comics and action figures that a new little man is on his way to more likely than not destroy them. Luckily they get along fine and no Daleks have been broken! It’s like Courtship of Eddie’s Father with more fuzz guitar.
I make every effort to update this blog on a daily basis, but t’s a labor of love and can be very exhausting.
I try my best to always link to my sources but if I slip up and you see an image or story that is missing a link, please let me know and I’ll make an update citing the source. I’m always happy to receive feedback so make sure to let me know what you think of my articles!
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