Monday mscellany.

§ August 21st, 2023 § Filed under obituary, zines § 5 Comments

So Matthew recommended the newer comics ‘zine Bubbles, and you know, if you’re gonna get me to buy a ‘zine, put Nancy on the cover:

I also ordered a copy of #2 as well, and I’m sure this is going to result in me collecting up the whole series a couple issues at a time. Anyway, this looks good and thanks to Matthew for pointing it out to me.

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Also wanted to point out that a couple of Joshua Quagmire’s friends have left comments on the post about his passing. They came in a bit later, thus I wanted to point them out so you didn’t miss them.

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I will be getting back to the Final ’80s Countdown later this week. Thank you for your patience!

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I have essentially scaled back my Twitter (or “X”) usage to just using the direct messaging system (as I do a lot of business with folks there still), and no longer post on my main feed. My primary social media shenanigans are on Bluesky, where you can find my account at I can be found less frequently on Mastodon as well. You can also keep tabs on me at (or

At this point it’ll take the removal of Elon Musk from Xwitter and a reversal of his decisions (along with removal of the bigots, harassers and other assholes so emboldened on the platform) for me to go back to regular usage, but that seems unlikely. Anyway, if you’re on there, I highly recommend departing for safer and friendlier waters.

5 Responses to “Monday mscellany.”

  • Casie says:

    Thanks to this post, I’m now following the Bubbles page on Instagram and the content and art are delicious. Definitely will be ordering something. :)

  • Oliver says:

    Joshua Quagmire’s rabbit superheroine absolutely deserves reprinting, as do the hilarious ‘Fission Chicken’ strips of John Patrick Morgan. (Did the rights transfer to Morgan’s mother when he passed?) Let’s have a ‘Pre-Teen Dirty-Gene Kung-Fu Kangaroos’ collected edition while we’re at it; it’s only been 35 years!

  • Sean Mageean says:

    I wonder if Fantagraphics would reprint Cutey Bunny? Did The Comics Journal give Quagmire’s comics positive reviews back in the day?

  • Mikester says:

    I’d have to look up any reviews from the Journal or Amazing Heroes, but I’m pretty sure Quagmire was friendly with the Fantagraphics crew as he always contributed to the AH Swimsuit Specials, and they always sanctioned his tomfoolery in the Previews Specials.

  • Snark Shark says:

    “Twitter (or “X”)”

    Marvel should sue.

    “Did The Comics Journal give Quagmire’s comics positive reviews back in the day?”

    Depends on who reviewed it! Groth hated almost everything.