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Charlie’s Slip Points

Yesterday, I blogged about finding a reason to blog and the slight inner conflict that had been keeping me from posting more here on the Charlie Tonic site. After finishing that post it hit me that I really am writing quite a bit these days. It’s just that the project is one that no one is currently...

Accept No Other Definition of Your Life

Morning friends. I know, I know…  It’s been a while.  Aside from publishing the show this week, I post here about as regularly as I Twitter these days.  Funny that.  Much to my surprise I started tweeting again unexpectedly a month or so back via @charlierambles but find myself drifting away from there more...

It’s About Faith

It’s been awhile since I posted here to Charlie Tonic. The show itself has been solid and some of our more recent episodes feel like they may be the strongest shows we’ve done to date. I’m very proud of what we’ve built here and the audience has been growing nicely over the last three months. That said my...

Why Do I Blog?

It’s funny how things you write in the past prove just as relevant today. I wrote this entry for an old blog I used to maintain at Comic Related. As I was looking for something worthwhile to say as I cruised past my birthday, I decided to take a look at this entry (originally penned on January 13th, 2008),...

Charting Unexpected Change

Life is full of surprises sometimes. Today, I decided to sit down at the laptop and get back into the old Charlie Tonic groove as it’s been far too long since I posted. As I write this, I’m feeling a bit more direct, a bit more honest and I find myself wanting to blog about my life a little....

Almost Famous

So there is a movie that I absolutely love and I plan to watch it, once again, before this day is done. The move is Almost Famous and for me it is a film that holds a mix of personal and emotional connections to this day. Let me paint a picture that just may bring you to the reason why I love this movie so...

Print vs. Digital

So, I have this crazy notion that paper will be sidelined for digital within the next five years. I tend to shock people by saying that “paper will be dead within five years”. Once that grabs the attention, I like to add that that is “dead” with an asterisk. What is the asterisk? By...

What’s In A Name?

I was tooling around Proust (a site which we’ve discussed previously a couple of times now) once again this evening and stumbled across a question it just made sense for me to answer. What is in a name? Do you have any nicknames? How did you get them? I’ve only had one nickname my entire life...

Sing Out Loud

Recently, Ginny Tonic mentioned a “fun little website called Proust that helps you build your own autobiography by asking interesting questions and letting you answer, add pictures and share with friends”. I thought today it might be fun to accept that same challenge and answer a random...

What It Means To Me

So, many of you heard about the recent purchase of Derby City Comic Con, but I thought I would take a few moments and put into words exactly what this acquisition means for me on a very personal level. I grew up with a life that has had comics at its core. I’ve told the story of how I first became a...

Let’s Talk Torchwood

Many who know me know I’m a series Doctor Who fan. I may not be able to hang with the more pedantic crowd quoting lines and show notes, but I will carve out time in my day to always catch an episode when it’s available. My fandom has a very similar story to most of you as I joined the show in the Tom Baker...

MirrorMask

Earlier today, I stumbled across a reference to Dave McKean and Neil Gaiman’s MirrorMask that had me wistfully thinking back to when I caught the film for the first time back in 2008. The film itself actually came out three years prior to that in 2005, but I was late attending that particular visual...

Remembering Dad

So very much of my life has revolved around comics. From my very earliest days to today, comics have been about adventure, fun and more often than not… family. My mom played a massive role in all this, but for today I’m going to focus on my dad. You see, three years ago today I lost my dad. He...

One More Reason I Am A Whedon Fan

I openly admit that I am a DIE HARD Joss Whedon fan. That said, there have been moments when I’ve been lukewarm to some of his work in comics (Buffy over at Dark Horse being a clear exception), but his television work remains some of my favorite series of all time. My library shelves are lined with...

Silent Shadow of the Bat

How about some cool comic related video? These three come to us by way of a pointer from the very talented Lexington, KY based comic creator and writer RD Hall. Here’s how the original creator of this video series explains the creation… Parts one and two are halves of a 12 minute short depicting...
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