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Bloggus interruptus.

§ April 21st, 2023 § Filed under low content mode § 3 Comments

So my Thursday evening blogging plans fell through, so I’ll pick up our ’80s indies coverage on Monday. Thanks for reading, pals, and I’ll see you then.

The spirit was willing…

§ March 20th, 2023 § Filed under low content mode § 8 Comments

…but my old body was weak, as I sat down last night to write an entry, and then I woke up three hours later, well after midnight, sitting in my computer chair. Sadly, elves did not come during the night to write my post, so I’m going to have to wait ’til Wednesday for a real entry here. Sorry about that, but I’ll see you then.

Sorry, pals…

§ March 3rd, 2023 § Filed under low content mode § 5 Comments

…just wasn’t a blogging week for me this time ’round. Look, I’ve been at this site for nearly 20 years, I’m allowed to slide a little.

I’ll be back next week with Actual Content. Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you then.

Time, time, time is not on my side, no it’s not.

§ February 13th, 2023 § Filed under low content mode § 1 Comment

Sorry about no posts over the last few days…my usual blogging time has not been available. I’ll be back on Wednesday! Thanks for your patience.

ON VACATION sort of.

§ November 7th, 2022 § Filed under low content mode § 3 Comments

I’ve found myself in need to recharge the ol’ blogging batteries, so it’s Low Content Mode this week as I spend my free time doing things like “getting enough sleep” and “spending a few hours a day not thinking about comics,” you know, novel experiences like that. Gimme a week, and I’ll be back in fightin’ trim on this site in no time. Or a week.

I’ll be around for email contact and whatever’s going on in social media, which is a good time to remind you that I’ve updated for all your Mike Sterling needs. There you can find links to my store (eight year anniversary this past weekend!) and its related online endeavors, my current personal links and social media-type stuff, as well as links to some on-hold or otherwise defunct projects.

Speaking of defunct projects, you may have heard Twitter is undergoing some…upheaval with its new management. I’m still there, and I’ll be riding that train right off whatever cliff it’s heading for. Given its ubiquity in online discourse and just society in general, one hopes it survives current issues — I know it’s a good communication tool with pals, and I’ve certainly done a ton of business there — but we’re all looking for alternatives Just In Case.

As such, you can find me on Mastodon (which appears to be bolthole of choice), but I’m on Cohost too, which is a contender.

Anyway, I’m around, I’m ALWAYS WATCHING, and I’ll probably pop in here once or twice during the week with some short form stuff, but I will be resting these weary blogging bones for a bit. Thanks for reading, and thanks for all your comments of late, and I’ll return in short order.

Magic is green…and so is Mike’s shirt.

§ April 4th, 2022 § Filed under low content mode, promo § 2 Comments

Another low content mode partial week…sorry gang, them’s how things work sometimes. Was feeling under the weather Sunday evening, and ended up sleeping instead of blogging. That seemed to do the trick, as I’m doing better now, but I also woke up about midnight realizing “oh dip, the blog.” So, here’s More Stuff from the Old Shop, like this 1983 Comico Comics mobile promoting the Mage: The Hero Discovered mini series by Matt Wagner on one side:

…and Evangeline by Chuck Dixon and Judith Hunt on the other:

It’s a beautiful piece of comics promotional material, still in nice shape even after nearly 40 years. I can still picture it hanging in the store when I was but a mere customer, and then afterwards, following my ascension into comics retail, being on display in the store’s office. I think it may be intended for sale, but forget that, I’m hanging it up in my shop.

Anyway, yet another very early morning doctor’s appointment Wednesday, so I’ll probably have another relatively easy-to-assemble post featuring another comics promo item that day. Back to my verbose self on Friday…thanks for understanding, pals.

Start off your week with a cute Swamp Thing.

§ March 21st, 2022 § Filed under low content mode, pal dorian, swamp thing § 2 Comments

So that’s my little Swamp Thingie, gifted to me by pal Dorian. Neat, huh? Just a few inches tall, and I took that picture after I closed Sunday night and had turned some of the lights off, but it makes it good ‘n’ moody. Thanks, Dor!

As I noted last week, I have some early morning appointments throughout the week, so my blogging will be pretty slim again for a few days. Hopefully this is the end of it for a while, unless things go horribly wrong. I’ll be back Friday with more stuff. Thanks for reading, pals, and I’ll be back soon!

Normal operations will resume shortly.

§ March 11th, 2022 § Filed under low content mode § 2 Comments

There are probably going to be a handful of days this month which require very early mornings from me, so the late-night blogging will continue to be a tad sporadic. Next week should be back to normal, and the week after will again be in low content mode. Sorry about that, but everything all sort of bunched up at once, so What Can You Do?

Thanks for continuing to read, and I’ll back in blogging shape soon enough.

Low or no content mode for a few days.

§ March 7th, 2022 § Filed under low content mode § 3 Comments

Due to some early morning doctor appointments this week, I’m not going to be doing my usual late-night-blogging-for-the-next-day for the next few days. I may have something up Wednesday, but I will have a new post at least on Friday.

Thank you for your readership and your patience, and normal service will resume shortly.


§ September 24th, 2021 § Filed under low content mode, popeye § 3 Comments

…but it’s been a long day and I’m Too Pooped to Post™. So let me leave you with this image of the forthcoming Castor Oyl action figure:

…which I almost passed on ordering along with the Popeye, Bluto, and Olive Oyl figures I was getting for myself from the latest Previews, until I saw that Castor had “Eugene the Jeep and Bernice the Whiffle Hen” included in his package:

Look, I know I’m weak. Also, did you know the Whiffle Hen predates Popeye his own self in the funny pages? IT’S TWOO, IT’S TWOO

Okay, definitely time for beddy-bye. See you pals on Monday.

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