Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Where To Begin?

I had considered closing this Blogger account because I didn't think anybody looked at it. But recently somebody asked why we hadn't updated it and I realized I need to keep it going. I've been playing around with different networking sites to see which one works best, but I'll keep this one going as a general family "What's Happening" type of page. So here's the scoop...

Shortly after my last post here, Mick's dad Pete passed away from a long battle with heart failure. It was a very difficult 2 years. He's in a better place now, but we all miss him a lot. Pete was a friend to everybody. Even if he'd never met you before he was instantly your best friend! His memorial service was a full house with many people I'd never met coming up and telling their best Pete stories. It was a very special day.

We had lots of work done on our house (new linoleum, laminate, vinyl, paint, etc.) which ended up costing twice as much as we expected, which pretty much wiped out our entire savings. The house looks nice, but we've been scraping by ever since. If you could refer friends to our eBay store or tell your friends about Mick's original comic book art, that would be a big help.

Mick is no longer on contract at DC Comics, so he's now a free agent and can work anywhere he wants. He hopes to do more animated kids comics, like his recent job on Teen Titans Go! Mick really wants to be involved in more projects that help young kids learn to read. He's currently working on a project starring his very own character, Al B. Mouse!

One of the things we're going to do is have a series of polls that allow readers to add their own captions to different comic strips. I'm just trying to figure out where that will take place. Probably at Mick's message board, once I get that back up and running.

If anybody can offer advice on the best sites for marketing our eBay store that would be very helpful. What has worked best for you?

If you're in Silicon Valley and have any vintage toys you would like to get rid of, let us put them on consignment for you! Check out our store to see what we're selling. We do have a separate eBay account for non-toy items, so we can sell anything collectible for you.

I'm working on a book of soap opera fan stories. If you know somebody who is a soap fan and has a story to tell, please send them over to the Super Soap Fans message board.

I'll try to update more often. (yeah, where have we heard that before?)