July 24 - Hiya! Boy, have I been busy! I wish that I could say that my time has been occupied with exciting artistic endeavors, but, with a couple of possible exceptions, I have instead been mired in mundane chores. One of the hidden costs of an extended period of illness is that ignored household tasks pile up exponentially. As each uncompleted project begat three others, and so forth, the ability to easily reign it all in began to slip away from me, until, finally, I had to just dedicate pretty much all spare time for the last two weeks to getting "back to normal." So, as of right now, I'm nearly done. The extensive yard work (pruning old trees, planting new trees, gardening, landscaping, etc.) is done, the new shed has been built and filled with rakes and pots and such, the garage has been cleaned, bills have been paid and filed, I've responded to most of my backlogged correspondence, and I've completed any number of other even more menial, yet necessary, jobs. Now...ugh. Now I am waging a war against the continually accumulating crap cluttering the catacombs beneath WOMP Headquarters. And I think I'm losing. Every time I believe I'm winning, I discover another vein of unsorted comic books, or a hidden cache of boxes and packaging material saved for eBay shipping, and, while sorting it all, I end up with a mess as unkempt as before I began. Sure, I'm making some sort of progress, but only The WOMP Staff and I can see it (and even then only if we squint). I have no one to blame but myself, but it's still somewhat aggravating. To counteract the tedium, I've begun to experiment with the WOMPuter's video-making program. Below is my first attempt, as is now found on YouTube. It's weird. It's worthless. It's WOMPtastic. Watch it with someone you love...then immediately apologize.
For now, I'd better get back to work. Someday...someday I may even be finished. Sigh. I guess I'll leave you with a few more of my old, unposted Comic Book Father Characters of The Day - Odin, Doggie Daddy, Peter Griffin, Ben Cartwright, Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks, and Gomez Addams!