Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Trick or Treat Aftermath.

I had this big idea that I would give away comics to kids instead of candy.

I was thinking…fewer cavities..

reading is learning…yada yada…

so I had some candy on standby...

and I went into the "comic closet" looking for some comic gems to bestow on the little pumpkin eaters

(you know you have a special closet just for your comic shit..
so don’t front..if they are in bags and board you get bonus points)

so I’m sorting though the books

..and I’m thinking..should I give them some West Coast Avengers

…so I start flipping through it...


…and I’m thinking this is not Byrnes finest hour


…but It’s still pretty good


…ok put that in the “don’t give away pile”.


Door bell rings…

Run to the door…it’s Minnie Mouse and Tigger…I give them some candy..


Run back to the comic closet…

Sorting

Sorting….


SPAWN!!!..

No problem parting with these…besides if you have one issue of Spawn…you have them all…

So I look through it…it happens somewhere around page six...

someone gets their head cut off…

Ok…don’t want to piss off mummy and dada..

Ok no Spawn..


Hmm old post Jim Lee X-men..pre Mad crap….


I spot a naked mutant..huddled on a bed…no good…

Door bell…rings..


Runnnnnnnnn to the door.. sweating like a stuck pig…..



Avast a group of pint size Zombie Pirates…


Yo ho ho..I give them some candy


…one of them wishes me “Merry X-Mas”

lil smart ass…



back to the sorting…

looking through some Manga reprints…

why did I ever buy these.????

Kids like manga…

I spot some boobies…

Ok..Sayonara to the Manga!!


Ok cruel world…


I give up…..


I don’t have the right comics for kids…


Or is it that they have not made comics that were kid friendly in 20 years….


I packed everything up…turned off the light…closed the door…

As I passed out the rest of my candy I could not help but think how each of these kids might never pick up a comic…and never know the joy I've gotten from reading them.

Have we as artists failed the next generation of comic fans by not making comics they can enjoy or have the big companies failed them…


It was too much thinking for one night….


I looked down and saw Yoda staring back at me from the side of a “fun sized” Milky Way…



Where is the wisdom of Yoda when you need it…




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