Friday, May 23, 2008

Hey Kids! Comics!

Three comic book items to report tonight:

1) My company is branding a theme park in Kuwait with its characters.

2) I found some old vouchers from my Marvel coloring days. Between April 23, 1990, and December 11, 1996, I colored 2,570 pages, but I was missing my 1993-1994 records, as well as my 1997-2000 invoices. (I think I destroyed them during my zealous shredding phase last April.)

3) I found this in the San Diego Comic Con magazine. I wonder if they put this in other convention magazines—like for HR conventions or financial services conventions—or if it's special just for the comic book industry. Maybe I'm just sensitive, but isn't this borderline cliched and kind of obnoxious? I don't know about my fellow comic book professionals, but I shower daily and don't drool or have food in my beard. And yes, there are some wacky people at comic cons, but it's hard to smell them outside their Stormtrooper armor.


Matt Hollingsworth said...

Why on God's earth do you have invoices from the 90s? Are you still fighting against your packrat nature?

Throw it away and release yourself!


Ed Ward said...

In fact, one of the things I've always admired about you is how well groomed your beard is.

Marie Javins said...

Matt, they're gone into the recycling! It was just one of those boxes I hadn't unpacked yet, and it made sense to keep them when I packed the box in 2000.

But I kinda wish I'd gone through the ones that were in the last April box too.

Matt Hollingsworth said...

Yay! Freedom!

Marie Javins said...

Lots of old Sleepwalker vouchers in that pile, btw.

Matt Hollingsworth said...

Heh heh! My first Marvel work. Thanks Marie!