Paradiddle

Name: Matt Ricketts

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April 18, 2012 7:57 pm Frankly, I've just given up trying to stay current with a lot of comics (esp. Marvel and DC) due to both budgetary and time constraints. I know a lot of comics fans are able to maintain their habit after becoming fathers but I'm just not one of them. My single-issue pull list is down to five books (Scalped, Unwritten, Invincible, BPRD, and Hellboy) and surprisingly I'm completely fine with it. Yes, it means that I'm not able to really participate in the online community as much as I used to (sorry guys, don't even have time to listen to the podcast anymore [ducks under chair]), but I really enjoy reading those comics in the limited time I have to read them. I also love listening to music, watching movies, and some TV so my spare time is extremely limited, so unfortunately my comics habit has probably suffered the most.
April 2, 2012 5:54 pm I'm just wondering what comics-themed animated shows will be available when my twins are old enough to watch them. They're only 17 months right now so it's going to be awhile before I can start watching this kind of stuff with them. I'll check back in 5 years or so. ;-)
March 29, 2012 12:29 pm Oops, sorry I meant to reply to the thread as a whole, not WhiteReadBlack's specific comment.
March 29, 2012 12:28 pm Yep, I'll definitely be trade-waiting for this one. I just don't have the time or energy anymore to deal with this kinda crap where I need to pre-order or special order an item that I'm not even guaranteed to get from my LCS. Reading comics shouldn't be so much work.
March 28, 2012 3:26 pm Ever since I became a father (October 2010) my comics reading has dwindled to about 5-7 books a MONTH. However, it makes the experience of reading series I love (Scalped, Unwritten) that much more enjoyable. I decided long ago that I just don't have the time, financial means, or interest to keep up with Marvel and DC anymore. The only superhero book I read regularly now is Invincible, and it's plenty for me. If I ever get the itch for Batman, Justice League, Daredevil, etc, there's literally a ton of trades out there I can explore whenever I want. Quality over quantity is definitely more important to me now that I have so little time for any kind of spare time entertainment, whether it be music, television, movies, prose books, or comics.
March 28, 2012 3:16 pm I haven't read BPRD in issues in years (behind on the trades, as well) but hope to jump back on with this one. I agree that it's difficult to keep up with everything that's happened, but Mignola is so awesome I just don't care.
February 2, 2012 3:44 pm I bought my wife a copy of V for Vendetta after we watched the movie back in 2005 and she expressed interest in reading it. It's still sitting unread on her night stand, along with Vol. 1 of Alan Moore's run on Swamp Thing. Hey, at least she expressed interest.
January 23, 2012 12:41 pm Haha, I have 15-month-old twins and we have that one as well as a "My First Batman" book, as well. Unfortunately they haven't shown that much interest yet. They sure love throwing my trades off the shelf and flipping through them, though. Needless to say, I've boxed up all the ones I don't want destroyed and left a few cheap ones on the shelf for them to play with.
December 12, 2011 1:19 pm Amen. As sad as it is to see him go (and it really is), the Cards can and will remain competitive without him. Aside from his HRs in Game 4 and the double in Game 6, he wasn't even that big a part in the Cards' postseason success this year.
November 11, 2011 4:54 pm As a parent of twins, I can completely relate to being too tired to read. In the limited spare time I do have, I have to choose between catching up on my backlog of DVR shows, listening to records, reading (comics or otherwise), or surfing the Internet (which I try to minimize). And all those things can't happen until after bills are paid, the kids are in bed, laundry is folded, blah blah blah. No wonder that my comics reading has declined so much in the last year.