To be honest, it was 10 years ago yesterday, but hey - it's my blog.
A seeming lifetime ago, on June 16 2009, my writing partner and I started a little venture called Bronze Age Babies. Karen Walker and I had blogged before for a brief period with a third partner. But what we wrought in the 7 1/2 years we wrote together has always been a source of pride for me. Even now, 31 months later, we often share the same brain in conversations we have via email or Twitter direct messages. Swell times.
It's been close to seven months that this space has been called home. Back in the autumn of 2018, I became aware that the boys at Back in the Bronze Age were thinking of scaling back on original content, moving their focus instead to once-a-week open forums. Martinex1 and Redartz had been key contributors to the BAB during the last few years of its existence. As the boys zeroed in on their last date, I contacted the two of them as well as Karen and expressed that I had the blogging itch again. With each of their blessings, the Black & White and Bronze Comics blog went live on November 26. While the BAB was a daily for much of its publishing history, and BitBA was prolifically produced for the better part of its two years, I wanted to try to keep the BWBC manageable in terms of the pace of publication. Two days each week seemed doable, and for the most part it has been. I'll freely admit that when I began, I was able to get way ahead on polished posts. But the past couple of months I've been working on more of a week-to-week basis.
And that brings me to the conclusion of today's post, and a quasi-announcement - this space isn't going anywhere, but I must inform my readers that the two-posts/week pace may become a bit erratic moving forward; may not. I just want to be up front that there may come a Monday or a Thursday when you happen by this place and there is stale content. Although most of you know I'm a school teacher, and thus benefit from extended time away from work throughout the year, life does still happen and believe it or not - sometimes finding an hour here and there just doesn't happen. I love reviewing comics and/or stories, and I've found the artist appreciations fun to cobble together. So I don't want to end either of those things, but I do want to be fair to everyone involved. I'll still use Twitter to publicize new posts, and any of our readers can continue to email me at bronzeagebabies AT yahoo DOT com. Have a guest-post idea? You go right ahead and suggest it - my eyes and ears are open!
I appreciate the feedback on the various posts and on Twitter. It's always nice to have a conversation with true believers of black & white art - so I want that to continue. And thanks for humoring me during the past decade - you have been my buds on Wednesdays at the LCS!