Over the years I have collected the odd Lego kit, usually a Fire Engine, or something fun or cool from this building block system, my wife though has always been a bit of a Legohead (or is that Brickhead?), and normally she gets a kit for her birthday, or at Christmas. Now, with space in the basement, she wanted to put her collection together and build a Lego City, I’ve always found Lego to be a great distractions… So, I said,”sure, let’s make this happen.” And Legoville was born.
Well, as the final days of 2018 click away, it is time for my annual look back at my 2018 trip around the sun. What a year this has been. For many of us it has been a rough experience and 2019 already looks like it isn’t promising all that much. However, I am getting ahead of myself, so, lets turn back the clock and travel back in time in the retrospective hot tub time machine. Continue reading
On Monday November 12 we all received sad news, we had lost a comic book titan, Stan Lee, one of the founding lights of Marvel comics died aged 95*. His work revolutionized the comic book turning them from tales of fancy, to stories with true narrative and consequence. Superheros with real world problems, issues and flaws, sounds simple, right? But it changed the landscape and helped build Marvel in to the powerhouse it is today. Now, a lot of creatives know Stan Lee a lot better than me, but I do have my very own special story involving ‘The Man’. Read all about it after the jump.
It all started in March, I found myself in Child Support Court, not because I wasn’t paying it, but because my ex-wife had decided I was not paying enough, thinking for some reason my convention work was some how making money. As I faced a barrage of questions over my finances from her free Attorney I faced a question that really touched me deeper than I thought.
In 2012 I wrote a silly story about a Teddy Bear who defended his child against the Monsters under the bed. I called it A Teddy Bear Tale and had the story illustrated by local Maryland Artist Dan Nokes Continue reading