The Wonderful World of Webcomics

People often make fun of cartoonists or people who enjoy cartoons for being childish, yet they all love superhero movies. This may come as a surprise to some, but all of those superheroes started out as cartoons (Egad!). I’m not going to talk about those today, but I constantly feel bamboozled when cartoon enthusiasts are shamed for liking relatable, deep characters while the shamers cheer for shallow superhumans in colorful spandex.

Anyway, cartoons are booming today thanks to this newfangled interweb-thing we have in the form of webcomics. A webcomic is nothing more than a comic published somewhere online. It’s easy, it’s free, and, since there’s no content-approval or editing required before publication, anything can become a webcomic. And since there’re so many, you’re sure to find something, somewhere that speaks to you. Continue reading

The Crap Stop that Grew Up

Remember that one strip of highway that has everything you could ever imagine on it? A Walmart, Kmart, Kroger, almost every gas station and fast food chain imaginable, every phone carrier, countless body shops, and a Dunkin’ Donuts? And then, after all of that, there’s still more, like a Goodwill, Gamestop and retro game store, book stores, hair cutteries, Petsmart, Sams, and still after all of this you’re not even halfway down the strip yet? I lived in the subdivision twenty feet behind it for 15 years.

Shopping Center

One of the many shopping centers on the Hiram Strip.

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