Deadline Week

This has been a week.

Honestly, the month where we offer the year’s Free Comic Book Day books is always a rough one. Usually, it’s something that’s done around Thanksgiving (the January catalog goes to press the first week of December), but with a later Free Comic Book Day in 2021, it was this month, for the April catalog. Moving parts and manpower add up to a slightly frenetic close to the catalog.

And March, as they like to say, has come in like a lion.

Clouds and twilight

This week has been nice, if just a tad chilly and excessively windy. The Beetle is nice to drive, but it’s hell in the wind. I might as well run out a sail. Wind gusts blow it all over the road.

Still. I survived the wind. Deadlines were met. Things are good.

Then, I see this bit of batshittery when I arrived home from work this evening…

A massive Trump 2024 banner in front of a local business

Donald Trump, like Lyndon LaRouche and Eugene Debs before him, can always mount a 2024 presidential bid from his prison cell.

It’s the weekend. I am going to destress. I am going to hang some pictures. I may watch Paddington 2.

And I won’t think about Free Comic Book Day until at least Monday.

Published by Allyn Gibson

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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