Friday, September 15, 2006

Original Art

I recently started commissioning and collecting comic art. I'm also planning on learning how to picture frame. Once I get some time I'll scan (or take pictures) some of the work for everyone to see.

ComicBooker is a side project I've been planning on designing for quite some time. There are lots of sites that have information on comic books and even a few that give you the ability to track you collection. The problem is that none of them have both or have powerful interfaces for managing your collection. The link to the site above may or may not be live at the time of your reading this but we'll have the initial version up soon. Here is a posting on Comic Book Resources' forums describing the project and asking for volunteers to help with managing the data once its in place. Gathering the data hasn't been easy but surprisingly it hasn't been that bad. As the number of users increase the data will become more accurate (include variant information etc) over time. If you are interested in helping out there is an email address in the forum post mentioned above.

Getting my comics organized

I recently bought a couple cases of Comic Book Drawer Boxes so that I could organize all my comics once and for all. I pretty much pre-order every independent/small publisher horror comic that comes out every month. What I'm planning on doing is blogging a short review of every one of those comics. I got into EverQuest in march of this year and haven't read a comic since (MMOs are too addictive). All that is about to change and I'm determined to get caught up on everything.