Today was not a good day for this writer. Mondays are like that, though. I tend to look for distractions after the first day back to work. Of course, art junkie and info junkie tendencies don’t help the cause either. I’ll do better on Wednesday since I’ll have the day off. G’night.
Old man blues today. Headache and sore hip. I am a middle-aged man hoping there isn’t a hip replacement in my future. However, I do totally expect a head replacement someday.
Had to leave before Castle but Apostle of Solitude and Wretch were great as usual. Always a pleasure seeing a lot of old faces.
A gray, rainy day and a bit of a sour disposition today at work managed to inspire about three small new ideas in my noggin. Will try to get words flowing for at least one of them tonight before bed.
This is a reboot. Well, actually, since the previous 550+ blog postings all still exist (now over on my archive site Ruckerpedia), I suppose it’s more accurately a relaunch. A relaunch of the general blog I started nearly a decade ago over on Blogger in late 2009 (originally called Brandon Rucker Writes) before I migrated it over to WordPress in late 2013. This relaunch of my blogging activities is necessary because, you see, I’ve been distracted with other things and slacking. I realized earlier this year that it was time for a fresh start and a renewed purpose for blogging. So here are, a fresh start on my own personal digital headspace. Thanks for visiting. See ya around, sporadically.
I am 35 (of 210) pages in of Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels (2014) by Brian Michael Bendis (Jessica Jones, upcoming Superman) and it is actually a pretty good read so far. Bendis tends to get a bad rap from a small but vocal segment of comic book fandom, but given his massive success in both the indie & corporate side of the comics publishing game with nearly two and a half decades of experience, the guy has much wisdom to impart on the subject of writing comics and graphic novels. Dude holds a professorship for comics/graphic novels courses at Oregon. There aren’t many books out there like this one and if you’re an intellectual you will glean information from any reliable source. #BookwormRuckus #ReadToFeed #ReadToSeed #ReadToSucceed
~ Bookworm Ruckus | 2.19.17 ~
Something I’ve always dug is alternate history. That’s exactly what my friend Jennifer Macaire’s Time for Alexander series of novels is — a time-traveling trip through an altered history in which a modern woman from our time becomes the object of Alexander the Great’s affections.
I’ve invited Mrs. Macaire to chat about and share excerpts of this intriguing novel here on the blog, so make sure to be on the lookout for that later this week on Thursday.