July is shaping up to be a busy month. Here’s a rundown of where I’ll be and what I’ll be doing:
July 6 — I’ll be signing The Comic Book Story of Baseball at Vault of Midnight in Detroit from 1-3pm, or 3:30, or whenever I have to leave to make the first pitch of the Tigers-Red Sox game down the street at Comerica Park. Come by!
July 14 — In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon mission, I’ll be signing and chatting about The Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11’s Third Man, at Print: A Bookstore in Portland. If you have a kid who likes space, that kid will also like this book. See you there!
July 17-21 I’ll be at San Diego Comic-Con, resolutely avoiding formal obligations and conducting business over fish tacos and beer, the way it should be done. Then I’ll be in LA for meetings the next week.
It’s a busy month! Hope to see you either in Detroit, Portland, San Diego, or LA.
Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re like most people, you’re cursing your old man for being so damn hard to buy for. This year, do something a little different! Don’t get Dad a tie he’ll never wear or a grill cookbook he’ll only open once because hell, if he doesn’t know how to make a burger by now then what have you kids been eating all these years?
Get him The Comic Book Story of Baseball!*
*Amazon link for convenient reference and sample pages; buy local if you can!
Man, I can’t wait for July 6. First, I’m going to go to Vault of Midnight in Detroit, where I’m going to sign The Comic Book Story of Baseball for whoever shows up…and then I’m going to stroll over to Comerica Park for the 4:10 first pitch of that afternoon’s Tigers-Red Sox tilt. What a day it will be! Come down, say hi, get a book!
And is this an excellent poster or what?
Even if this is going to be another season of futility for the Tigers,* Opening Day is one of my favorite days of the year. It’s also (if I do say so myself) a perfect time to grab yourself a copy of The Comic Book Story of Baseball!
*I saw two of their spring training games, and although they’re not going to be very good, they’ve got some young players to watch. And Miguel Cabrera looked like Miguel Cabrera again, so at least there’s the chance to watch one of the all-time greats continue his march toward 3000 hits and 500 home runs. Assuming he gets there (he’s got 2676 hits and 465 homers now), that will make him only the 7th player in the history of the game to do it.
It’s spring! I shoveled snow all morning, but it’s spring! The Tigers are going to lose 90+ games again this year, but it’s spring!
And the beginning of spring training, the dawn of a new baseball season, is the perfect time to get yourself a copy of The Comic Book Story of Baseball, right?
It’s that time of year, when we freelancers look back at what we accomplished and take a minute to feel good about everything instead of being stressed over what comes next. If you’ve read any of these things, thank you. (And if you haven’t, it’s not too late!)
Things I published in 2018
Things I finished in 2018 that will appear in 2019
Happy New Year! And thanks again for reading!