Miles accompanied me to Heroes Aren't Hard to Find this week, and while every trip there with him has been a milestone, this was the very first time I've told him that he could pick some books out all by himself. Granted, there were limits (I'm not letting him leave there with any Milo Minara … Continue reading Year 5, Day 335
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Year 5, Day 308
I've written previously about Chris and Laura Samnee's absolutely delightful comic series Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters, the first monthly book that I (a lifelong comic reader) was able to share with Miles. The story recently concluded in the twelfth and final issue, and it was a bittersweet experience reading it with him, knowing it … Continue reading Year 5, Day 308
Year 4, Day 254
Today, after what feels like forever, Heroes Aren't Hard to Find finally hosted a comic convention here in Charlotte. As excited as I was to get back in the world, I was just as eager to take Miles to the show a little bit over the weekend. Under normal circumstances, we'd have a couple chances … Continue reading Year 4, Day 254
Year 4, Day 246: Miles’s Favorite Comic Series!
As a lifelong consumer of comic books, I've always been keen on introducing my (at one point) hypothetical child(ren) to the wonders of sequential art. And while it's true that Miles developed an early interest in some of the more visible comic book heroes (heck, he's even named after one of them), it wasn't until … Continue reading Year 4, Day 246: Miles’s Favorite Comic Series!
Year 3, Day 358
"Hey Miles!" I called as my lunch break started today. "Do you want to come to the comic shop with me?" "No!" he exclaimed. "Are you sure? They have a big Spider-Man there." "No." "And a big Doctor Octopus." "...I wanna see the big Doctor Octopus." Once he stepped into the store, he found plenty … Continue reading Year 3, Day 358
Year 3, Day 330
After a long day of work, I made my evening intentions clear to Jaclyn -- I was going to the comic shop. Due to the aforementioned day of work, I wasn't able to get out the door before Miles got home from daycare. "Miles wants to go to the comic shop with you," Jaclyn revealed … Continue reading Year 3, Day 330
Year 2, Day 348
In an effort to get Miles (and, in all fairness, me) out of Jaclyn's hair for a little while today, I took the young lad to the Charlotte Minicon this morning. Upon rolling in, Miles was delighted to see countless images of favorites like Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man all around the show floor. He was … Continue reading Year 2, Day 348
Year 2, Day 68: Baby’s First Free Comic Book Day!
If there's one reason I couldn't wait to have kids one day...it's probably because I know eventually I'll be able to draft them to clean up after dinner. But if there's another reason, it's that I've always been eager to share Free Comic Book Day with them. For almost 20 years now, the first Saturday … Continue reading Year 2, Day 68: Baby’s First Free Comic Book Day!