- Posted by Johanna on January 10, 2008 at 7:51 am
- Category: KC
Hi, everybody. I just wanted to pop in here for a moment and say thank you for all the wonderful comments for my columns and to let you know why I’ve been a bit silent for the last couple of weeks.
On Christmas Day, I suffered a pretty severe back injury, or at least severe for me. As someone who has had a “bad back” for most of my life (and it runs in the family), this was one of the worst incidents yet, which left me unable to walk for a couple of days, and even now I’m still struggling with sitting at my desk for any length of time. So I haven’t been able to get to the keyboard much…
Completely unrelated to this, I have also decided to move on from Richmond Comix. After 10 years, and one of my longest professional relationships, it was simply time to seek other professional challenges. (And to distance myself from the weekly circus that is the Diamond-controlled “New Comics Day” which was having a detrimental effect on my enjoyment of the comics themselves.) I owe a special thank you to the “other” Frank Miller, owner and operator of Richmond Comix, for the tremendous opportunities and kindnesses afforded to me over the years, for his faith and trust in me as a writer, and for being one of the many great retailers still willing to put up with the crap that happens to them each Wednesday. Frank may not always project it, but he is one of the “good guys.”
As for me, I’m still doing essays for Westfield Comics and hope to have something right here for Johanna soon (as well as some ongoing, personal projects), but I’m also looking around for the right professional opportunity for someone with 35+ years of experience in comics. If you’ve liked what I’ve written recently and think you might have a project for me (or know of someone who does), please feel free to contact Johanna with details.
Thanks for reading! See you soon!
On the mend,