Tuesday, July 30, 2013

This week’s assignment from the League: I have a dream…

This week’s assignment from the League: I have a dream…

We all have them. Some are ambitious, some are farfetched, and some might even be attainable. This week’s assignment for the League of Extraordinary Bloggers…

I have a dream…

For those who know me, or have read my blogs or listened to my podcasts, you would know I am a huge comic book fan. I have been a fan of the comic book art form for most of my life, except for about 8 years in my 20’s when my focus was on partying, then girls, then eventually getting married with children. So for a good 20+ years of my life I have enjoyed comic books in some form or another. At first I was all about the art: the style & the colors is what sold me. But as I got older and matured I actually began to read comic books and appreciate them as a print medium, rather than just art.

I was about 12 years old when my Mom, who would often pick up random comics for me while grocery shopping in town, brought me a copy of ‘The Incredible Hulk’ issue 397.

It was part 1 of Peter David’s epic ‘Ghosts of the Past’ 4 part story leading into issue #400. This story (with art by Dale Keown) literally blew me away. And for the next 6 years I did not miss an issue of Peter David’s run on the Hulk comic book. I caught the last 6 years of David’s 12 year run writing this book, and it is in my opinion THE BEST run in comic book history, period. I remember being upset when Peter David left the book with issue 467. Marvel Editorial in their infinite wisdom questioned David’s future plans for the book and character. They wanted him to go back to Savage Hulk (“Hulk Smash”) depiction of the character, and that conflicted with his goals for the book so he left. And the Hulk took a plummet in sales numbers with Marvel losing a lot of money.

In 2012 I got a chance to meet Peter David at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. I spent probably 20 minutes asking him questions and getting him to sign some of my Hulk comics. Peter David really is a great guy. Sadly Peter suffered a stroke last Christmas while on holidays in Florida. He has made a remarkable recovery since but as you can imagine he has a lot of medical expenses. So if you are a fan or at all interested in discovering his work go buy his graphic novels or novels, that will definitely help him out with the bills.

Anyway back to this week’s league topic: I have a dream. In 1996 while reading the Hulk I decided my ultimate dream job is to be a comic book writer. My dream is to one day write for comics. Even after all these years that’s still something I want to do. I’ve got a couple of proposals I’m going to submit to DC Comics, and some creator owned stuff I have been developing, some since 1996… But work, family and ‘real life’ have slowed me from pursuing my dream to be a comic book writer. But I am about to get off my ‘butt’ and get cracking on this dream. At least one day I can say I tried…

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Sunday, July 28, 2013



July 25th, 2013

What? What is this?  These aren't the regular hosts?!
As a part of the Atomic Geeks summer crossover special the guys from The Bloke Show have taken over Geek Fallout.
We apologize to your ear holes.
If you miss Jeff and Chris, they can be found right here on this weeks The Bloke Show:

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Bloke Show-Episode 22


do not adjust your ears..this episode of The Bloke Show is a part of The Atomic Geeks Podcast Network Summer Crossover & is hosted by Chris,Brownie,Riche & Brianna from Geek Fallout..YES..a f@%#ing female on The Bloke Show!!

lets see how this pans out & dont forget to find A.J. & Chay doing their version of Geek Fallout by searching for Geek Fallout on itunes,Stictcher & GOOGLE

The Bloke Show is a proud member of The Atomic Geeks Podcast Network

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Can't Go Home Again

Today I stopped by the acreage where I spent 13 years of my life growing up. It had previously been my Grandparents home, which my parents bought and raised my sister and I there. It's been almost 10 years since I moved away and the farm was sold, but I drive past it every day I go to work. So today I decided to pop in and see what the farm had become. To say I was beyond shocked is an understatement. When we lived there it was a beautiful and great place to grow up. Dad did a lot of work to fix up the old place and it was a home to take a lot of pride in, so what I saw today devastated me beyond description. I could almost hear the old place say "Help me" as I stood there.

My parents bought this home over 20 years ago. This used to be our yard. 

20 years ago this was a brand new house.

This was my house after I graduated from high school.   It used to be a trailer addition that belonged to my Grandparents Lockhart, which my Dad converted into a guest house, which I converted into my own house. I lived in my house for 4 years. Then I moved to Barrhead after the farm was sold. 

The old barn and tool shed. 

The siding on the house is falling off and you can actually see the mould. 

Again my 'old house'. 

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The old bus shed. 

After visiting the old place I tweeted the experience:

  • Devastated beyond words. Stopped by the acreage I grew up at to find it literally in ruins. I was in such complete shock I couldn't cry. 

And some good friends left some comments: 

  • Karen McKort That's so sad, that was such a beautiful spot when you guys lived there. Do you know who owns it now?
    6 hours ago via mobile · Like
  • Chris Lockhart Not a clue. It looks abandoned
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  • Elaine Lockhart-Shwaga Where is this at Chris?
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  • Chris Lockhart The farm
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  • Elaine Lockhart-Shwaga Oh no... Sad
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  • Lacey Dawn Hook You should ask Becky Lehman , she may know I think she was the last one living there.. So sorry to hear
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  • Krissy Lamha so sad  sorry chris!
  • Jessica Kettula So sad to hear  ........
  • Chris Lockhart It really is sad. It was a beautiful place, and now it looks like a place from 'The Walking Dead'. There was literally mould growing on the side of my Mom & Dad's old home. Seems like yesterday it was brand new. It was a very devastating stop to make today.
  • Darlene Patricia Slepanki Yes it was a meticulous place when your mom and dad owned it ..... That is for sure !!! 
    5 hours ago via mobile · Like · 1

  • Some times you can't go home again. Hopefully one day I'll win the lotto, buy this place back again and restore it to it's original beauty. Just wished I had some digital prints to share from when I lived there, but I didn't have a digital camera back then. Thankfully I have a lot of print photos from my time there. Guess it will always be the home I love in my heart.