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rufus in stripes
Image by fallsroad
Rufus, by dint of his training, follows me everywhere I go. Not just in public, but at home as well, even though he is out of his working jacket and for all intents and purposes "off-duty". He is so well trained and dedicated to me that he remains alert and watchful over me no matter where in the house I may be.
This is very useful ,as I am home a lot and have a good many seizures here. Rufus leaps to do his job and brings me around no matter where in the house I may be, no matter the hour, whether he is awake or asleep.
So, he followed me into the bathroom one day as I was getting ready to go out and I saw the lines of strong sunlight filtering through the blinds and spreading across his luscious golden-red fur, and ran for the camera.
Obliging as always of his humans' quirks and absurdities, he consented to lay in the patches and pools of light and let me snap away to my heart's content. I don't know if the pictures are any good, but he looks smashing in them, in my utterly biased opinion. :)
Image by Michael Vance1
Suspended Animation Classic #1,051
First published February 8, 2009 (#6) (Dates are approximate)
Today is a day of good news.
This is my last column for Suspended Animation.
Why is that good news?
In February of 1989, I wrote: “The truth, however, is that there are comics for adults, and they are capable of looking profoundly into the human condition”, and Suspended Animation was born. In that column, I wanted to introduce adults to the idea that there were comics titles they could enjoy. I believe I accomplished that.
I also wrote: “The purpose of this new weekly column is to review the best and worst in comics. We will review comics written and drawn solely to entertain as well as comics with political, religious, and philosophical slants”. For twenty years, I expressed my opinion on what was the best and worst in comics. Job done.
In fact, at the height of its popularity, Suspended Animation was published in dozens of newspapers and magazines, broadcast on radio, featured on more than one hundred websites, and read by four million folks interested in comics. It is the longest running comics review column in history.
There is more good news.
Although sales have steadily fallen throughout the past two decades, and I suspect that monthly titles will cease to be published in my lifetime (if I live another twenty years), those who wish to read them will enjoy comic books and strips for many years to come.
Because collecting comic books and strips has become a hobby, millions and copies and thousands of titles remain in collections all over the world. They will continue to be available to buy, sell, and trade long after new comic books and strips are published.
Hardcore fans will continue to produce fanzines about comic books and strips. It is now more affordable to publish than in the past.
Did you notice the operative word is “continue”.
Suspended Animation will be continued by Mark Allen.
I thank my readers for allowing me to write about comics.
Goodbye and God bless.
July 2011 RRFM
Image by Laurin Corrigible
July 2011 Really Really Free Market
I thought it was weird that all of the animals in this kids' coloring book were doing people jobs and not typical animal jobs (like a horse pulling a cart, or something)