Saturday, October 30, 2010

Long Beach Comic Con Saturday Afternoon Oct,30, 2010

Round two for the con. Had a meeting with Dave from Slum Circus (good guy that dave). Brought some subway foot longs to avoid paying 6 bucks for a sweaty hot dog. Today went smooth because I scoped out what I wanted to do on friday. The loot today? I tried to keep the spending down, but on the way out I got in a haggle war with a comic vendor on a minty Silver Surfer Number 2 (Yeah I know it's not "Number 1" but that goes for the high dollars) I'm not one to normally buy rare comics, but he knocked 25 bucks off his asking price. I don't know if I got a great deal (I need to price it out) but a few folks at the booth said "you sold that book for how much?" so, I think it was a good buy. Bought a boot dvd of "The Decline" and a few budget friendly old Spectacular Spiderman comics from the days of my youth. Check out the Superfriends I got photos of. Happy Halloween, be safe people!

My score! Sliver Surfer number 2!

The Monarch and his girl from Venture Brothers Cartoons (One of my faves!)

Bobafett's sister, Boobafett (Star Wars)

A Flock of Fetts

I like DC Comics, here's Wonder erahhhha, where was I?

Bigger than the Hulk almost...

Here's me and Lew Temple from Banjo and Sullivan (a Rob Zombie side project) Really cool guy. I bought his cd.

I used to work for the Dark Side before I became a Jedi 2 years ago... this is me and some of the old "Empire" dudes...

Long Beach Comic Con Friday Night

Kinda slow on friday night. Maybe it was hopping earlier.... Got a Logan's Run soundtrack for the cool cover art. A few indy comics. Meeting slum circus guy tomorrow there. I took that picture of the movie marquee because the new Cher movie is playing there. Got up too early again. Back to sleep.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Beautiful day at the little flea, Downtown Torrance!

The weather was perfect for the flea market. We were budgeting so I decided to take a few photos so not to spend too much.
Besides we left our pups inside until we got back. When we got home we had a crock pot full of 14 bean soup and fresh bread from Pollyanne's bakery. It was a great day. We had a good time....
By the way... Click any photo for a larger view.

Say "Cheese!"

Sharon and her fave find of the day... Plastic xmas ornaments!

Love this toy pile!

Wooden Clogs for sale....

Hail Ceaser! and his mighty eagle...

This kid always lines his cars up each time. I try and buy a few from him each time. He's a nice kid.

More of his lined up cars....

My fave stop. This guys always has a few of the cars I collect. He's fair with his prices too. This is why I go.

More cars to drool over....

I bought this bottle opener from these guys (it was like the one used on Pink Floyd's Relics lp) I did not notice when I was there that they had racist stuff (had I known I would have passed on buying from them). Some others had questionable stuff too. (Nazi stuff) I don't like to buy from these dealers.

I heard he's coming to town...

Once again Dr. Jones, what was once yours, is now mine....

and here's the loot... I try not to buy fischer price toys, but this was so cute I made an exception (and the price was right...) The Ice T hotwheel is a Tom Danels fave of mine.... I haggeled a bit on it, and got a good deal. Richard Scarey books have great illustrations in them and I got this one for only 3 bucks... and the "Relics" bottle opener like the one on the Pink Floyd cover.
After the bean soup, I took a good little snooze. Tonight the annual "Longest yard sale" TV show is on at 8. Time to go toss the ball for the dogs... until next post, Aloha!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A visit from Cousin Lori, Her husband Dennis, and son DJ

My cousin Lori came by for a quick hello, and I finally met their son DJ who is seven. DJ loves art, and great Grandma Ardis gave him some pastels while they were in town. He is quite a charming guy with good manners. Too bad we didn't have more time to draw... Nice to see Lori and Dennis too. Lori and I were good friends growing up. Sometimes we even wore matching outfits! Good to see them....

Monday, October 18, 2010

New Toys!

A couple of new toys... Hulk Hands (everyone needs them...) and 12 inch Mechagodzilla! (woah!)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Linda Carter Special with KISS

I remember watching this as a kid with the promise that KISS would be on the show, and this is what I got.... around this time KISS was going through Peter leaving. The Unmasked time. Stcks in my brain like it was yesterday though....

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Chicken Vindaloo

Raining today, me and the pups inside. I had "Chicken Vindaloo" from TJ's today (made famous by the Ramones song "Somthin to do" here's the lyrics: (Hanging out of Second Avenue Eating chicken vindaloo I just want to be with you I just want to have something to do Tonight, tonight, tonight,tonight,tonight,tonight Well allright. Tonight, tonight, tonight,tonight,tonight,tonight Wait-Now Wait-Now Hanging out all by myself Cause I don't want to be with anybody else I just want to be with you I just want to have something to do Tonight ) Joey Ramone was the coolest there ever was. I went to SF on vacation (first one I ever took alone...) I was walking down haight street in the a.m (like 6am!). and I see Joey and an entourage walking down the street. I followed them for a bit and finally waved and he waved back, he was having fun window shopping. Years later we were drinking beer in the parking lot of the warner grand in san pedro (Ramones/fIREHOSE and bad religion were playing that night) Joey hung out with us and talked before the show. He had total love for his fans, I miss the Ramones! Well, getting back to the Chicken Vindaloo, It's a curry chicken with cinnamon, cloves, ginger and garlic. I used to love smoking clove cigs, and the flavor had clove hints. Some folks don't care for curry... but I can picture the Ramones in NY on a cold day, eating this chicken with steam coming off it. Hot and spicy to keep warm. I love this stuff...

Link to chicken Vindaloo Crock pot recipe: CHICKEN VINDALOO

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Out Now! Only 200 Made! Get yours!

Here it is... waiting for you in my online shop. 48 pages of comic book goodness! 2 years in the making and only 200 made, designed, Illustrated, produced, Numbered, and Signed all by Scott Aicher himself, so get yours right now! Once they are gone that's it... so get on over there now by clicking HERE. With all our love and thanks to all those who have helped Scott's art endeavors. Scott, Sharon, Chet, and Coco thank you!