A less-brief update.

§ December 24th, 2018 § Filed under blogging about blogging is a sin, obituary § 7 Comments

Hi pals! When we last met, I was still in recovery from some minor eyeball surgery and hoping to be back in full swing in time for Christmas. Well, as it turns out, there’s a minor complication requiring me to go back under the knife this coming Thursday. Nothing serious, just, you know, can’t see out of my right eye since blood ain’t clearing out of it. But I was warned beforehand that this was a possibility, so everything should be fine. It just has to be done, so dood it I will.

But thanks to all of you for your well wishes and kind words, and Progressive Ruin Industries will be up and running again in short order, processing that comics-related product that you’ve grown accustomed to over the last decade and a half.

In the meantime, I will have a special Christmas post up tomorrow…in fact, it’s already put together and scheduled to publish, so it’s too late to stop it now. And I’ll have the annual “gimme your comic predictions for next year” post up Wednesday, so warm up your clairvoyant powers for that. And then, most likely, the rest of week I’ll take off, but I plan to be back the following Monday.

On a somewhat related note, I was pretty happy to have a new issue of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen show up last week…I’d been looking forward to reading it, but I was curious as to why the latest installment came prebagged:


When I popped it open to discover the reason, lo and behold, 3D GLASSES:


This is pretty much the face I made:


Ah, well…something to look forward to after the surgery, I guess.

Anyway, thanks for reading, and I’ll meet you all back here tomorrow and Wednesday.

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I should note the passing of Brian Snell, the person behind the Slay, Mostrobot comics blog. He clearly loved the comics medium and had many people who appreciated and supported the work he did expressing that appreciation on a daily basis. My condolences to his friends and fans.

7 Responses to “A less-brief update.”

  • Bruce Baugh says:

    Yow, Mike. Best wishes on the follow-up and recovery.

  • King of the Moon says:

    Cheeks! You’ll never watch a 3D movie again!

  • Charles T Vollers says:

    May you come out of surgery with super-depth perception!

  • Johnny B says:

    Really sorry to hear that about Snell; I’ve followed his blog for a long time.

  • CalvinPitt says:

    I’m sorry you have to go through a follow-up procedure. At least they’d warned you it might happen ahead of time.

    I wondered if something had happened with Mr. Snell when there weren’t posts going up and I know he’d been hospitalized recently, but that’s really sad.

  • Brian says:

    Best wishes on the continued recovery, Mike.

    Especially hearing about Snell. Like with you, I’ve been a long term fan, been reading both of you for basically the life of your blogs, since back in the day when the comics blogaverse was a well-populated place, even if I’ve never met either of you or spoken you you besides a few comments in a combox here and there.

    There’s probably a German term for that dissociated feeling where someone you don’t actually know but whose work you’ve followed and interacted with dies — not like a family or friend or coworker nor a famous stranger, and a step beyond that feeling of an artist whose work you’ve liked over the years but never communicated with. The internet’s a weird place, man.

    So get better, Mike, so we can share in your wit for years to come!

  • Andrew Davison says:

    Can’t you just very,very quickly move the red and green lens to and fro in front of one eye to get the same effect?

    Perhaps you need to blink your eye in synchronization for it to work?

    Report back when you’ve mastered it, perhaps with a video clip.

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