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Bam! Zowie! Kerplowie! Boing. Krash! Sprong … September 25th is National Comic Book Day

an annual holiday dedicated to the millions of comic book lovers across America.

Having just stepped into this comics/cartoon world a few short months ago, this is really my first celebration of National Comic Book Day. The cool thing about comics is that there’s pretty much something for everyone, from traditional superheroes to alternative/esoteric, sci-fi, fantasy, action/adventure, horror, humor, children’s, romance,  and adult. In my opinion, one of the best things about them is the colorful images that immediately draw you in.

I learned to read earlier than I probably otherwise would have because of the Sunday comics. I loved all the different stories and styles of drawing, but was frustrated because I wanted to understand the accompanying words without my dad having to read them to me. I insisted that he teach me so I could do it on my own. Comics are a great way to introduce kids of all ages to reading!

According to Jace Shoemaker-Galloway at Examiner.com:

While the origins of this national holiday are unknown, comic books provide an imaginary journey with amazing characters.   Whether you love vile villains, out-of-this world aliens, incredible creatures or crusaders in spandex, comic books are just plain fun and have been around for decades. It is believed Superman was the first superhero to enter the comic book scene back in 1938.

Whatever your interest in comic books, I wish you a wonderful National Comic Book Day!

Laura

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Marcie Brock and Madonna, comic contemporaries

Marcie Brock is about to be joined by very regal company. Galleycat announced in a June 24, 2011 post that Madonna is about to become a comic book star.

I remember it because it was the summer I met my best friend, Jane. Like a Virgin was released when I was 14, and the then unknown 19-year-old Madonna, seemingly of endless arrogance, declared she would one day be the biggest pop star in the world. At the time, I had no use for her music, and as her fame grew, I thought she was just a trashy sellout. How the years and a little perspective can change one’s POV.

Now I’m not saying I’d like to hang out with her, but I soooooo admire what Madonna not only declared, but accomplished. I don’t give a rat’s ass how she did it she set a BIG fat hairy goal (also known as a BHAG), and then went out and accomplished it. I immensely admire her chutzpah, so  much so that she’s in my Success Book as one woman’s success I’d like to model.

Bluewater Productions, creator of the new Madonna comic, also features Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, and JK Rowling in its Female Force series other women who appear in my Succes Book. 

If YOU want to accomplish something huge, set a big goal, tell people, and then take all the baby steps necessary to get there!

Laura

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