Friday, May 16, 2014

The Collector Scum

Over on LA Weekly, Henry Rollins writes about a topic I've touched on a few times: the collector. In this case, he covers the collectible vinyl hobby (been there), and has more than a few words about the current state of affairs:
You might think no one past the age of 17 could possibly lose sleep over this kind of thing, but that's where you'd be wrong. Collecting records is, for many, beyond a hobby. It is an obsession. Do this kind of thing in high school and you can play the youth card. Do it at 50 and you have some issues you really need to deal with.
Go read it here


Done? Remind you of anything? CGC perhaps? The horrible feeling you get when you see a broken spine on your copy of X-Thing #459? Variant covers?

I'll paraphrase Harry's closing line: "Life is short. Get to as <many comics> as you can. Don't get hung up on the technicalities."


In other news, here's a nice round-up of the Humble Bundle thingy I mentioned earlier this week:
This was also a huge opportunity to reach non-comic book readers. Many people who check the Humble website with some frequency may have been surprised to see comics books on a video game page, and for many, surprise turned to intrigue. While it’s impossible to tell whether the purchasers of the Image bundle were frequent comic buyers or not, it’s logical to assume that many were not. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if for some, the Image bundle was the first comic purchase of their lives.
Kate Reynolds, you are correct. You go read her blog now.

Lastly, I think this is neato: Canva - gonna give a look-see this weekend

Enjoy yourself this weekend!

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