First, thanks to everyone for their patience while I took a couple of weeks off. I really needed the time to get caught up on other things.
One of the things I was getting caught up on was an academic paper that I will be presenting this weekend at Michigan State University for their Comics Forum. I am really, really excited to be able to do this, and if you are in the area of East Lansing, it would be nice to meet some readers.
My paper is about Steve Ditko and his application of Romanticism in comics like The Amazing Spider-Man, Blue Beetle, and The Question and the long term effects of his approach on the comics medium. It should be an interesting talk, and there are a lot of other really great panelists all day long. The incredible Nick Bertozzi is the keynote speaker.
The MSU Comics Forum is running March 1-2. I will be speaking at 11:00 AM on March 2.
I will also have a few print editions of Mystery Solved! on hand and for sale. I hope to see some of you there!
This week would have marked the beginning of a new story arc, featuring the art of Meg Syverud. However, thanks to a problem with Dropbox, the strip will be postponed until next week. I am not very happy about this, but there is not a lot that can be done about it at this point. Meg did a great job getting the pages ready in time for this week’s start, but the techno-fates apparently disapproved and Dropbox failed us.
So, apologies for the missing strip. We’ll see you all back here next week when the Colonel tackles The Amazing Colossal Cephalopod!
Thursday, May 10, will have a brand new Mystery Solved! strip ready for you thanks to a quick assist from super friend, Allen Gladfelter!
Shortly thereafter, there will be two brand new Mystery Solved! stories, the first of which will feature the art of Meg Sevyrud!
Thanks so much to everyone for their patience as I made a sudden, drastic, positive career change. It put me further behind than I had hoped, but I am excited about where things are going!
I know that this video is old, but I was cruising through YouTube this morning and I came across it again. It’s James Randi’s TED presentation from 2010, and it’s wonderful. It’s a basic primer on Randi’s brand of skepticism and is a lot of fun….it even has one of my favorite bits: Randi ingests an entire bottle of homeopathic sleeping pills demonstrates their inefficacy. Anyway, if you’ve never seen it, enjoy! It’s fun stuff.