Monday, 9 July 2012

More comics?

I haven't been near this blog for a little while. If you look at my author blog you'll see that I've been ill. Many years ago I was in South America and I got a cut on my hand. The upshot is that I got a parasite into my bloodstream and I have a condition which is in some way related to malaria - and from that I have a condition which is like Meniere's Disease. This is a kind of vertigo-like thing which is triggered by sleep - so I get up in the mornings and the bedroom is spinning round. It passes but sometimes takes most of a day. They're treating me with various drugs and they tell me that most malaria things are cyclic and that this will pass. It's about three years since I had it before and it seems to have passed. However, as I can't do much it made me sit down and read a few comics from the 1960s/70s. I have collections like Marvel Firsts, In Search of Galactus, the Silver Surfer. That'll give you a clue as to where my interests lie. And reading them made me think. Some of those, especially the DC Secret Origins are extremely good. I've been sitting moaning in all my blogs about how awful comics are at the moment. Why don't I do something about it instead of moaning? Comics are dreadful at the moment but why don't we change that. So if there's anybody out there who wnants to do soemthing get in contact. There's bound to be money to finance a porject out there somewhere and I'm curretly looking at educationaal programmes. I've a stack of scripts here that I don't want to disclose on the Internet for obvious reasons - so if you're a comic maker, a comic distributer or just generally interested in the genre, let's see if we can make this work. I know that there are meetings of comic creators in Belfast, maybe some of them. Let's see. I'll leave it with you. Off now to listen to ghost stories on the radio. Talk soon