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The Comic Book Store in Little Rock is also open on partial power. Some lights and the air conditioning are out,
so we have box fans going full blast. Computers, phones and the internet are all working.
So come on by if you don't have power and pick up some reading for the weekend. As long as you have a source of light you can still read printed material no matter how far back into the Stone Age we get thrown by a damaged infrastructure.
This book is real and unaltered. The top quote is from the text.
The bottom quotes are some of the most common from the era of the Second Doctor, Patrick Trouton.
It was a runing gag that Jaimie, a medieval Highlander whom Doctor had saved,
would start each new adventure with a brogue variation of:
"Doctor! Would you look at the size of that thing."
At some point soon after, they were running for their lives.
All of the Doctors often advised; "Run! Run!"
If you've never been introduced to Doctor Who, or only seen shows from the New Millennium, the older mythos can be difficult to know where to start -- with so many decades of television history to choose from!
I recently dove into this past, and here's my Guide for new viewers:
Written in the Nineteenth Century, Phra the Phoenician was the first immortal in modern literature. While he was never adapted into comics, another creation by Phra's creator Edwin Lester Arnold was. Gullivar Jones was modern literature's first interplanetary explorer.
But that doesn't mean that Phra didn't have a history of illustration all his own.
To view the original art plates from when Phra was first published in an 1890 London newspaper, visit Phra the Phoenician.
Walt Disney and The Good Duck Artist
The next Comics History page is devoted to the legendary Carl Barks.
Carl Barks was always one of my favorite storytellers, being both an exceptional artist and extraordinary storyteller. It was a rare combination.
If you'd like a quick tour of the career of the man who, because he worked in an age before printed credits, was known as The Good Duck Artist, all you have to do is click this link: Disney Ducks!
I've added another section to try and dispell a common misconception about the comic book industry.
Comic Book Store owners always get a bad rap, as the public perception is that we're all like the rude, Simpson's Comic Book Store Guy, lazing around, surrounded by nothing but food and big stacks of Super-Hero comics.
Like a Super-Hero, my other hobbies involve a mask and breathing apparatus, specialized training that includes rescue, dangerous activities and encounters with deadly animals, plus travel around the world to exotic locations, including a trip down the road to a lost civilization.
These are the incredible, but true adventures of a masked Comic Book Store Guy:
We've all heard of Good Luck Charms.
Here are my experiences in surviving an extremely potent Bad Luck Charm.
Decades ago I read a comment by award-winnning science-fiction and fantasy writer Michael Moorcock, who refered to writing as an act of exorcism.
Nothing here to do with publishing or such. This page is a community service where I share, for the benfit of others, my experiences in dealing with lightning, felled trees and insurance companies. Even included a recent tornado experience.