Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tommy's 1st year of college

Last year,  I went back to school and took my first college class in more than a decade. God, that makes me sound old. 
Unsure and scared i was setting myself up for dissapointment ( I had never been more than a lifelong C student)  I went into the unknown at DVC on that  first day of class. However, I ended up getting an A in that summer 2012 class. Never did I think I would get an A in every class I Subsequently took this  year. 
I won an award for a  comic I wrote & drew ( and will continue to work on this summer) . Because of this award and another comic i was in school paper twice this year . But the biggest deal... 
For the first time EVER, in my academic life, I have a 4.0 GPA. 

I'm VERY  proud of myself and thank you to all the people who supported me this year. 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Trading Cards... Tommy was all about that life !!

Trading cards were big when I was a kid, much bigger than they are today. I remember buying packs of Garbage Pale Kids , DC, basketball ( Shaq rookie cards) & baseball cards, cards about TV shows.  GI Joe cards were big for me
and , my favorite, Marvel Cards ( I had the holograms for the first 2 series... BE JEALOUS !!)
 Back then they were only, at most, $1 
( I think KB toys had marvel cards for .75 cents)
... The other day I saw Pokemon cards at target for $6 ... For ONE PACK ?!?

Anywho, my point was I liked trading cards. 

Today I came across an ad for a comic mini series based on an 80s trading card series called DINOSAURS Attack !!
i don't remember this series at all but.. A  quick search on google images and SHIT !! I'd have been all over this a a little Tommy and am kinda looking forward to reading at least issue # 1 in July. 

I wonder where all my trading cards went too . One day I might go searching for them... 
Wonder how much they are worth.

Also, can't understate this enough, the razor blade sharp gum they packaged with each of these was ALWAYS gross. If they still have them I assume the recipe hasn't changed...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013