new ditty / CBR summit 3
First and foremost! Check out the new Come Write For Me by Emery Calame and the new Ditty from Mickey Franck. "Taint Nothin" is (I believe) the first Ditty specifically contributed for airing by a Ditty listener. Many have promised, but only Mickey delivers!
Second and secondmost! Creators Bill of Rights Summit #3 was held yesterday February 19 2006. Attending were Steve, Marj, Mike, Mary, Jeannie and Mark. Yes, I am wearing the exact same shirt I wore to CBR Summit 2! It is my lucky CBR Summit shirt!
Before we got down to serious CBR discussions I was bombarded with Presents of Mass Destruction, as this meeting was also to celebrate my birthday and Mary's birthday. I got some amazingly cool stuff that is worth sharing here (I'd say a NM copy of the Songs Of The Pogo lp anda Peter Arno book are comics-blog-worthy, wouldn't you?) and I will try to post, but I still have junk from the Ala-Ga trip that hasn't been posted. So who knows???
We also talked about Runaway Comics promo ideas (Steve had a BRILLIANT idea, and Mike is meeting with me next Sunday to hash out some schemes) so I could have pocketed the GIGANTIC bill for this brunch and claimed it on my taxes, but it upsets Mike when Steve does that, so out of respect for Mike I left the bill on the little tray with all that money.
This is where we went. I don't know how in the world we could have eaten in such a place in this oppressive Bush economy - it must have been a MIRACLE! TRULY A MIRACLE!!!
And here is my Restaurant Review:
Brunch was very good, wonderful spread, and it was all-u-can-eat buffet. Some really delicious dishes, and I did NOT overindulge.
Here's the problem - they are constantly "waiting on you" swapping silverware, pouring this and that, fluttering around - AND TAKING YOUR PLATE AWAY! TWICE Bissette had to say "Whoa, I'm not done with that" and once she whisked my plate away with a bite on it that I intended to eat! At that point I was just "F**K, let it go!"
It is the appearance of service, but it is clear they are trying to rush you out for the next seating!
ALSO - Dobbs and Bissette could not shut up about politics. "Boo hoo hoo, the mean old Christians made them take Book of Daniel off the air!" I almost had to get out my world's tiniest violin!
Here are the Important Decisions we made veez-ah-vee Creators Rights:
1. Not only creators, but all God's chillun, have the right to buy Runaway Comic!
2. I have the right to go global and not depend on the pitiful USA comics industry to make me a billionaire.
3. Mike has the right to tell the Ayn Rand Society (or whatever it's called) to "bite me" when they lecture him on his moral responsibility to reprint those stupid Mohammed cartoons
We could not agree on this, but I am right as usual:
Steve thinks it will be okay for him to use a computer font on a comics project he is working on. I think computer fonts suck (except for Teeny weeny, which is specifically designed to be super-clean and vector-y and tiny, so in that case a computer font is not only fine, but crucial.)