October 19th, 2006 | Oddments, Other Projects, Travels and Appearances
Man! Since “DTWOF Fan” made that post yesterday about raising $500 before the impending 500th episode, 90 bucks have come in from 5 different people. Okay, first of all, I am not “DTWOF Fan,” though that would have been brilliant. Secondly, I’m really, really touched that people are pitching in like this. Third, I feel kind of sheepish about it, though not so sheepish I won’t take the money. And fourth, $500 happens to be the exact amount of my outstanding debt to my web designer. Is that wild? I just promised him last week that I’d try to pay this off by the end of the month.
On another note, I’m happy to say that my camera, which I left behind on my travels last week, has returned home. After the jump, I’ll post a short photo essay about my brief sojourn in Toronto.Here’s a really amazing comic book store I visited in Toronto. The Beguiling.
They had this really cool Tintin figure bolted to the wall outside. Note the colors of his hair and sweater…
Look, they’re the same as the colors of my book. I can’t believe I didn’t realize that before.
The guys at the Beguiling had the first editions of my book separated from the later printings. Hey, my book also happens to have the same color scheme as the old Howard Johnson’s, now that I think of it.
While I was in town, I got a haircut at this great barbershop I’d been to before. Mr. Ho’s. I highly recommend it.
Now check out my Tintin ‘do:
One of these Halloween’s I’m gonna dye it orange and get me some plus-fours and a turquoise sweater. Lastly, here’s a shot of the hip and jaded audience at my reading with Ivan Coyote at the Gladstone Hotel.