In which I ask an actually serious question in a straightforward way


Who’s read Saga, either in whole or in part? What do you think of it and is it worthy material for a pop culture blogger who needs to buy one set of texts and get a lot of mileage out of them?

saga Cover

The reason I ask is that I need a large, rich text to fuel the next phase of my blogging. Puppies and personal problems are going to get old quickly, and the stand-alone photography has pretty much played out until spring.

I need books or comics to write about, and I have Amazon money to spend.

What I need is a relevant, significant, contemporary, ongoing thing that I can approach from different angles and write about for several blogs.

Saga seems to be the best bet, and my closest friends are telling me to pull the trigger on this one.

What do you think? Worthwhile, or should I order something like Civil War and go hard at Marvel?

I am at a crossroads here. Big decision, because it’s going to determine the content for most of my blogging through the end of March.

Advice, plz!



I haven’t done one of these in awhile. I don’t do them during holidays, or when I am working on building other blogs. This is the best stuff the Part Time Monster collective has published over the past week or two.

Jeremy – Batman: The Making of a Modern Myth

Dawne – From Zombie to Writer

Garrett – Are Video Games Art?

Alva – Voluntary Spies

Diana and I have done some cool things, too, and don’t underestimate the time and effort I spent revamping Sourcerer.

Stick with us and we’ll bring you another week of blogging this good, just as soon as we are able.

Zero to Hero 8: Partially Complete


Today’s Zero to Hero assignment involves doing some serious work on pages, and I have to work most of the day, so I’ll go ahead and post my thoughts on it. It is funny that the focus for today is on creating better about pages, because I redesigned Sourcerer’s about page over the weekend. I am trying to follow along and improve both my blogs with advice from the challenge, but I am only posting my thoughts on the challenge here. So, when we get a task like the one today, it’s twice the work for me.

Just in general, I like Sourcerer’s pages, and I’ve received a few compliments on them from personal friends who read my blog. I think The Writing Catalog’s pages need a lot of work, though. The about page, for instance, is nothing but a misson statement and an email address. I already had this on my list of things to do, so I am glad that today’s daily Zero to Hero post provides links with helpful advice for creating better pages.  I notice one thing there that I can’t emphasize enough – don’t let your pages stagnate. If the focus of your blog changes as you grow, be sure and update your About page.

We have a debut post on the re-issue of Detective Comics #27 and the cultural significance of Batman from our resident comics blogger, Jeremy DeFatta at Sourcerer today. If you have a few minutes to poke around while you’re over there, I would love to know what you think of About, Contributors, Awards, and any other pages that catch your interest.