Comic books, markup, and geeking out with an academic purpose

For those of you who’ve been following the blog since I started writing early last year, it should be no surprise to you that three-quarters of the year, I’m up to my nose in school work, earning my Masters degrees in Information and Library Science.  (And yes, that’s right, two degrees – I added the Library Science degree on at the end of the spring semester last year.)  And as most … Read more Comic books, markup, and geeking out with an academic purpose

Indiana Comic Con 2014: The Review

  Last weekend, I went to Indiana’s first ever Comic Con!  Held at the Indianapolis Convention Center (where Gen Con is held), Indy Comic Con promised to be a fun little convention.  As it was in its first year, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but I planned on having a fun time anyway – after all, how can you not have fun dressed up as Pinkie Pie? 😀 A … Read more Indiana Comic Con 2014: The Review

Webcomic artists are awesome.

I’m still not quite back to regular posting, thanks to NaNoWriMo eating up all my creative brain (only 11,944 words to go until I win!  Story is nowhere near over yet though), but I wanted to post a little tidbit of awesomeness here. One of my most favorite webcomics ever is Dumbing of Age, by David Willis.  I’ve had the chance to meet him in person twice at comic book signings … Read more Webcomic artists are awesome.

The Crafty Nerd Goes On Vacation: Part 1

No no no, not a vacation from posting – although I did unintentionally take one of those, and I’m sorry!  I’m going to stick to a schedule from now on – Wednesdays and Sundays will be my posting days, with an occasional Roundup here and there.  And since today is a Sunday… WE HAVE A POST! Now, I really am on vacation – back in my home state of New York, … Read more The Crafty Nerd Goes On Vacation: Part 1

Comics! My Little Pony and Adventure Time

I’ve only very recently gotten back into the swing of collecting comic books again – when I was a kid, I used to collect Simpsons Comics pretty religiously, and collected stuff that Mixxzine/Tokyopop put out when I was a teenager.  However, when I was in college, I sort of fell out of the collecting habit – I’d pick up a few comics here and there, like assorted Pokemon comics and the … Read more Comics! My Little Pony and Adventure Time