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Sunday, October 26, 2008

The History Was Thick.

I was able to attend the York Book and Paper Fair yesterday and it was a great experience. I worked our booth from 9 A.M. till closing at 4 P.M. Looking out over the stacks of wonderful ephemera I was anxious to get out there and rifle through all the cool possibilities hidden amongst the great cover designs of books and must-laden paper product. In the meantime Bill found a surprise when he opened a Bible to pray for an end to the rain that plagued the outside world.



Once allowed to wander I visited our neighbors booth and found two comics I was looking for. Intro to Absorbing Man and the beautifully illustrated Silver Surfer #1



Also I found an amazing compass ring. This allowed me to claim that my super power is to tell directions (The Compass Corps) which everyone unanimously agreed was...'LAME', as they put it.



While roaming and mingling with the veterans of the event I could tell these people loved what they did. I fell into it, the sounds of old vinyls spinning and crackling, the smell of books born way before me, and the feeling that the attendees history was thickening.

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7 Comments:

At 10/27/2008 3:13 PM, Blogger StainLee said...

Lets see who is lame when some guy with a ton of cash spins you around in a white circular room and says "QUICK TELL ME THE DIRECTION YOU ARE FACING AND ILL GIVE YOU ONE MILLION BUCKS!"

"In cloudy day in foggy night, no direction shall escape my sight! Let those who buy maps out of spite, beware my power -- Compass Lantern's might!

Compass Corps. member Jim

 
At 10/27/2008 6:38 PM, Blogger MegoSteve said...

That picture of Bill is almost as unflattering as the one of me that was in the paper when the Superman movie came out.

 
At 10/27/2008 7:19 PM, Blogger amoorefan3 said...

Compass Corps members now granted lethal action against naysayers!

 
At 10/27/2008 7:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad you studmuffins had fun shopping from the ultra babe magnets set up beside you. Those guys had the greatest and coolest stuff a guy that still lives in his mom's basement would ever desire. =]. I'm thrilled to see Bill found some religion at the show even with Satan tempting him with Adult Educational Materials all day...

 
At 10/27/2008 8:12 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

That's not me guys... that's some weird Dimension X Bill. I don't have that many superfluous chins.

Just thought you'd like to know.
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At 10/28/2008 2:38 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

Bill, what was the surprise you found in the Bible???? The world wants to know!

 
At 10/28/2008 2:47 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

It's kinda hard to tell from that picture, but that was a "trick Bible" that was rigged so that when you opened it, REAL FLAMES would burst up out of it! No lie! I'm in negotiations right now to purchase it...

 

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