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Every once in a while my debit card doesn't work when I am at a checkout station and I normally just go through my credit card. But for about an hour until I get home and check my account online.
In that hour I basically imagine in 10 minutes I am going to be surrounded by police because I bought the wrong combination of 3 frozen pizzas, a box of triscuits and a bag of half off pumpkin wrapper recess pieces from Halloween and the only way out will be to go on the lamb like I am Jason Bourne or something.
I am somehow surprised that doesn't just happen all the time. Like walk past a bunch of cops surrounding your neighbors place and you just see him jump out the window take some guys gun and jump a fence.
Maybe I will just go on the lamb anyway without police chasing me. Who says you cant jump out a window scale a building and stay at shady motels under a fake alias just because you haven't done anything wrong and no body cares? It's not for them it is for me!
Tweets of the Week:
@Neally: New Years Resolution: Be more tolerant of homophobes, racists and chauvinists.
@Neally: New Years Resolution: have children so I can live out my babysitter fantasy.
@Neally: there is nothing sadder in this world then a man who cannot find his kazoo
@Neally: New Years Resolution: wait till February when everyone else has given up on their New Years Resolutions to start anything. #NYR
@Neally: Girl I'm going to look into your eyes and whisper "this is the closest to Narnia you will ever be" #nowletsgetyououtofthatwardrobe
@Neally: My favorite videos are the ones where someone who is young and sexy is being young and sexy and then something horrible happens to them
@Neally: Man I wanted to get up on that, but that girl be fronting. #firstworldproblems.
@Neally: I am going to sweep all the golden globe awards tonight, so Daniel Day Lewis might as well just stay home tonight.
Fri 03 August
reMIND Vol 2: Kickstarter
About a year ago I became aware of a comic called reMIND by Jason Brubaker ( who also runs the site/podcast "Making Comics" where you can hear from comic writers/artists and find tips to making your own webcomic .) with . It was on the web posted at reMINDblog.com. I knew I enjoyed that concept and art of the comic but couldn't get myself to sit and read it on the website. Never the less I started following Jasons RSS Feed and his Twitter.
After following him a while he mentioned that some of the printed copies of his book were going to be on sale due to having small damages when they were shipped to him. I ordered a copy and as soon as it arrived I sat down and just read through the whole book.
I personally find books easier to read then text on computer screens or ipoddys but I think part of the reason it was easier for me to zoom through the book is I think Jason wrote/designed/illustrated the book to be a BOOK. So it flows the way a book should flow and not the way a computer should flow.
Then a little later on a little before I started releasing The Tales of Whimsy I wrote a few comic creators I knew of and respected to let them have a look at it before anybody else… AND HE WROTE BACK!
"Hey Neal. Thanks for the email and letting me see your new webcomic. I really like the site and how you are displaying the pages as if they are in a book.
I didn't read through it but I will book mark your site for when you start posting to remind myself to check it out every now and then. Good luck with everything! Talk soon."
Sure it isn't the BIGGEST thing in the world but you know he still spent a bit of his time on me and my little project that is something that shouldn't be taken for granted.
The first books story is about a girl named Sonja and her cat named Victuals who gets brain swapped with a underground dwelling Lizard-Man who's love was turned into a rat… it covers how all that happened.
It ended on a cliffhanger so I am happy the 2nd book is getting made. I would say "finally" but since I work on my comics and know it takes forever it is actually being released fairly speedily. (I was just extremely surprised speedily was a real word) I also know that a lot of effort is put into making these books something special from every page to the cloth spine.
The Kickstarter runs till Aug 22nd so please go and check it out… I really like getting the book at this point. I like knowing my $25 doesn't just buy me a copy of the book but also goes into the book being made.