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Saturday, November 16, 2013


I had kind of a comics-themed morning*. I signed off my last post with "LOVE AND ROCKETS," which pinged tangentially into a twitter conversation with Monster Magnet (I know, right!!?), whom I ended up twit-troducing to Darryl Cunningham, who recently completed a really great comic about Ayn Rand.

Anyway, on the topic of comics, I have some pretty rad friends. Like our Official Photographer, Kendall Whitehouse (involved in above conversation).

From his blog post San Diego Comic-Con 2013: Recap and Photo Highlights:  
To get a few photos of Gillian Anderson for my friend composer Melissa Dunphy, I camped out for the X-Files signing  in the IDW booth with Anderson, series creator Chris Carter, actor Dean Haglund, comic book writer Joe Harris, and illustrator Joe Corroney.
Yeah, that's right, he got me a signed copy of the new X-Files comic book because he knows I'm an X-Files freak. Like I said, I have some rad friends.

Here are photos of his procurement from his set X-Files: San Diego Comic-Con 2013:

San Diego Comic-Con 2013: Gillian Anderson

San Diego Comic-Con 2013: Dean Haglund

San Diego Comic-Con 2013: Chris Carter


I wish Gillian Anderson were my best friend. I have a feeling that if I met her, I would get nervous and behave like an awkward loser with the IQ of a fish and she'd do everything in her power to get away from me as fast as possible, but I still wish it.

And here's the end result!

I started reading the issue a couple of weeks ago, and had to put it down after the first page because I got too excited. Is that weird? Probably. I just knew I needed a quieter headspace to enjoy it, because as soon as I opened it, I started hearing all of Scully's dialogue in Scully's voice and it was TOO MUCH. Yes, I am aware there might be something wrong with me. I finally picked it up again today and felt pretty silly; I forgot how terribly short issues of comic books are because I'm used to graphic novels. My appetite whetted, I'll put "Season 10" on a backburner next to Game of Thrones; that is, I'll wait till the whole thing is finished and available, and consume it all at once. I suck at things that are serialized.

*I am not a comic book nerd, but I sure seem to know a lot of comic book nerds. Some fairly hardcore ones, too. I appreciate (some) comics, and I sort of hate that I'm clueless, but I understand the time commitment it would take to become ... clued? clueful? and I know I don't have that kind of time or brain space. There should be a word for people in this position. Cultural associate, or something.
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