Happy Memorial Day

I know that these days, many people associate Memorial Day as ‘the unofficial start to summer’ or a ‘long weekend’ to barbecue, travel or get together with family and friends. None of those are inaccurate ways to spend the day. Heck, we took advantage of nice weather and worked on our garden. Just make sureContinue reading “Happy Memorial Day”

Must-read books to add to your shelf

Storytime is a wonderful and strong tradition to have in your household, and the earlier you start with your kids the better. We’ve made storytime a nightly habit in our house, starting the week our little guy came home from the hospital. Now almost two, it has become routine for him to go to theContinue reading “Must-read books to add to your shelf”

Looking to the Stars

Some people may scoff at the idea of a comic book making a profound emotional connection with someone. But, since you’re at a blog called “The Dorky Daddy,” I’m hoping you either know what you’re in for or are open to the possibility. Feeling a craving for a bit of nostalgia from my teen years,Continue reading “Looking to the Stars”

Operation Gratitude

I don’t do a lot of holding onto my comics when I’m done reading them these days. It’s rare I come across something I want to hold on to ‘forever’ like I did when I was a kid. And with the proliferation of collected editions that easily fit onto a bookshelf, the number of actualContinue reading “Operation Gratitude”

Blasts from the past

I’ve gone on and on previously as to why my comic book reading is few and far between these days, likely taking me the full gamut from childhood comic fan to young adult comic aficionado to now being that parent who will one day tell my son that those funnybooks were ‘better in my day!’Continue reading “Blasts from the past”

How Dracula Gets His Groove Back

Yes, every now and then I will do a shameless plug on this blog for other projects. Be warned, this is one. The latest issue of Holidaze, the comic book series I write about the adult lives of holiday icons at their favorite bar, hits digital newstands today. I’m very proud of it and haveContinue reading “How Dracula Gets His Groove Back”

When the Bat-Man met the Thin Man

This is one of those posts that’s more dorky than daddy, so prepare thyself for a stop at the intersection where my love for comics meets my love of classic films. In 1934, a great detective duo made their way into American pop culture, swigging drinks and jabs at each other like no married coupleContinue reading “When the Bat-Man met the Thin Man”

I have a comic book!

Right up front, I’ll be honest – this post is more dorky than it is daddy. My cover as a comic book fan was blown a long time ago. I’ve been into comics since I was a wee lad and while my tastes have changed over the years, I still very much enjoy the comicContinue reading “I have a comic book!”