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Holiday and Birthday Loot

Here's a sampling of the loot I got over the holidays. (My birthday occurs just after Christmas.) I can't tell you how much I love that my family respects my unconventional tastes.

Even though I'm a grown man, a father of two, my family saw fit to load me up with some manhwa and children's books. I'm a big fan of some of the comics released by Dark Horse, especially Blade of the Immortal. So when I learned that they released Shaman Warrior (and were only one book away from the end), I really wanted to give it a try.

I'm also a big fan of artwork from artists like Ralph Steadman and Gris Grimly. My family got me two books that look like they're right up my alley: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz illustrated by Skottie Young, and Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Death and Dementia, illustrated by Gris Grimly.


They also gave me a Starbucks card and Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans to go with the great reads. I feel so loved!
Tags: art, books, comics


 sjonsvenson on Dec 29th 2009 at 8:50 PM
They did mention you had to share with the other kids in the house didn't they ... :lol:

 dblume on Dec 29th 2009 at 11:39 PM
I'll share anything but the Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans.

 extra300 on Dec 29th 2009 at 11:31 PM
You sure your not my son-in-law. Can there be two of you?

 dblume on Dec 29th 2009 at 11:40 PM
Your son-in-law sounds like a man of distinguished and refined taste, if I do say so myself. You must be so proud. :)

 extra300 on Dec 30th 2009 at 6:44 PM
I am. At the moment he is brewing 5 gallons of beer. He does an awesome job. Now if only the doctor would let me have more than a sip -----.

 (no name) on Dec 30th 2009 at 12:43 AM
Sounds like you made out on your bday! Hooray for you! Hope you are still celebrating. :) - Julie Pederson

 dblume on Dec 30th 2009 at 12:50 AM
Hello, Stranger. Yeah, they were really thoughtful gifts.