So I’ll take this opportunity to let you guys know about my plans for the blog on Thursdays.
When I relaunched the site, it was important to me that I give you some kind of new content 5 days a week. That way you would always have a reason to stop by. Tuesdays I have pretty much decided was going to be for plugging my other writing and updates about the comic. That meant I had to get creative for whatever was going to appear on Thursdays. Starting this week you will see the launch of one of the two ways I plan to entertain you when there isn’t a new comic.
The first is called Longbox Diving. I’m going to pick a random back issue either out of my collection or from the back issue bins at my local comic shop and offer my thoughts about it and a review. It’s similar to the Comic Roundup, just not as relevant. Back issues are fast becoming a lost part of comic book collecting, with digital comics and trade paperbacks becoming so prevalent, and I really feel it is important to remember what used to be a key part of the hobby.
The second is called The Cerebus Project. After reading Tim Callahan’s recent When Worlds Collide column on Comic Book Resources about his Cerebus reading marathon via the collections, it got me thinking. Cerebus really was an amazing comic (at least until the last 100 issues or so) and I already own a good sized chunk of it. I had always wanted to do something similar and read Dave Sim’s aardvark odyssey from start to finish, except I want to read it in issue form, instead of the massive phone books. That way I get to read the letter columns and all the extras plus I get to complete my Cerebus collection and have all 300+ issues all bagged, boarded and boxed. The Cerebus Project will be a chronicle of my quest to complete my run, read all the issues and put my thoughts about them into words.
So that is what you can expect on Thursdays here at New Book Day. And remember, the comic now updates three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.