Well it’s taken me about eight months but I finally broke into triple digit posts. To be honest with you I thought I’d do this for a few weeks, get bored when no one commented, and go back to playing sudoku at work but I’ve been kind of surprised by the response I’ve gotten. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not struggling to moderate my comments everyday; it’s not like I’m taking the internet(TM) by storm or anything. Still, I get comments here and there, and I get emails, and I get feedback from a lot of people, and that’s all really pretty nice. It’s motivated me to continue writing here on a somewhat regular basis.
I wanted to come up with some big flashy post when I reached one hundred, something funny and meme-ish and viral, or whatever. I didn’t do that. I think instead I’ll just thank some of the people who’ve contributed or linked to me, and post some links to my favorite entries.
So, thanks to my buddy Matt Occhuizzo, who did the photo work on my Spidey/Obama post. That shit was huge and it’s really because he lowered his standards to work with me on that idea.
To Matt Siblo, who not only took me to the only comic shop in DC, and is not only putting me up for Baltimore Comic Con, but contributed the clever Fifty Word Watchemen Review, and the recap of Art Spiegelman’s lecture at George Washington University. Matt will be contributing more in the future, and we’re in the midst of working on another project together. He and I worked together on an online music zine in the early two-thousands, and it’s always a pleasure to have my writing next to his for everyone to see.
Thanks to Chelsea Bahr, who thought comics were dumb when I met her but was open-minded enough to read Black Hole when I bought it for her birthday, and even came with me to New York Comic Con, writing a few guest posts for me along the way.
To Jen Drake, who also wrote a guest post for Comic Con, and who bugged me enough times to start blogging that I actually listened.
Thanks to my good buddy Dana Gluck, who has a tremendous vintage fashion blog, Indian Summer Vintage
. She’s like me, except with fashion instead of comics, and good writing skills instead of shitty.
Thanks to my even bigger buddy (Edit: THAT IS NOT A CRACK AT HIS WEIGHT, IT IS A REFLECTION OF OUR BUDDYNESS
) Chris Campbell, for linking me over at Spout
every time I make a crack about some dumb superhero movie.
Many, many, MANY thanks to Karen Green, who was kind enough to answer some of my silly questions for an interview
. I urge you to read her column at comiXology
To Garrett Martin who, along with Hilary Brown, writes the fantastic Shazhmmm… blog.
To Zenescope, for being a crappy publisher and giving me the idea me to write this.
Special thanks to When Fangirls Attack, for linking to that post, and other posts of mine.
Thanks also to Heidi MacDonald, Tom Spurgeon, Val D’Orazio, and a ton of other comics bloggers who have linked to my posts and are probably too high profile to even be reading this right now.
Thanks to everybody who’s read and commented. I know this post might come off as hokey, overdramatic, or unprofessional but I don’t really give a shit. It’s surprised me how much I’ve stuck with this thing and one hundred posts, to me, is a landmark. So if it’s overdramatic, c’est la vie. I grew up reading Chris Claremont. If you’re looking for someone to blame, blame him.