Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Last night we had one of those blistering conversations that longtime married folk occasionally have; one of those where you have to get one of the kids to help you find your glasses on the floor afterwards, and in a moment of reflective clarity in the eye of the storm I heard her say that the major contributing factor to the rapid disintegration of our marital bliss is 'the graphic novel.' She didn't say 'that goddam book!', or 'why you can't leave your work at the office!?', but 'the graphic novel', as a concept. It was, to say the least, epiphanous.

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Blogger Christopher Moonlight said...

Hmmm, that doesn't sound good. It's like hearing your first, middle, and last named called out by your mum or dad. From one to ten, how much contempt was in her voice when she said it? Maybe it's time to drop the cranky bit. It's catching, and you don't want the Mrs. cranky. I mean just because all the other comic guys are doing it... :)

25 September 2007 1:25:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger Hayley said...

Your posts of late match your author photo.

25 September 2007 3:25:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger Jamie S. Rich said...

I'd take you off her hands, Eddie, but I am not sure our hair could fit under the same roof for very long. The Wizard Top 10 writers envy us like you wouldn't believe!

25 September 2007 3:27:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

Jamie,
my old pal,
nobody could ever separate me from the wife of my bosom, but what's this wizard thing to which you refer. The obvious searches lead nowhere...

25 September 2007 4:51:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

"nobody"...

well , only the Reaper... but let's not give her ideas...

25 September 2007 4:52:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger drjon said...

The Top 10 Writers is a list that Wizard Magazine apparently publishes every month. Here's a thing on it.

Also, here's something from the next linkfrenzy which may interest, given your interest in the art/craft interface, and text deconstruction. Brian Dettmer: Book Autopsies

25 September 2007 7:16:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

Maybe time for you to find another pet subject ?

25 September 2007 7:19:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger Jamie S. Rich said...

Ahhh, it was late and I had a wee bit of alcohol in me. In Wizard magazine, they publish a top 10 comic-book writers list complete with pictures, and many of those fellas seem to be missing their hair.

Whiskey and the internet--you've conspired against me again!

25 September 2007 11:49:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger HemlockMan said...

My wife generally gives the reason as:

"You're an ASSHOLE!"

Like the Michael Palin dungeon prisoner in LIFE OF BRIAN, I could only hope for such abuse as heaped on you by Mrs. Campbell.

25 September 2007 10:30:00 pm GMT-5  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

You are contagious

28 September 2007 12:38:00 pm GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

But the tragedy is that I have tried so hard to avoid it.

28 September 2007 4:05:00 pm GMT-5  

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