SO … I’ve been loving my new iPad lately and it’s mostly due to the way that magazines and comic books look on the nifty little device. With the new retina screen, the photographs and artwork are stunning. I’ve stopped reading magazines because once they pile up, I never have time to read thru them. I never carry print copies with me because, why? Now that I can read The New Yorker, The Atlantic, GQ, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, etc. on the iPad, I can always have access to them all on one device. Brilliant. But it was the discovery of how awesome digital comic books are that really solidified my love of the iPad. And as a result, I’m now the proud owner of a pretty massive collection of digital comics :D
I love comics but I have gotten way out of the habit of reading them for the same reason I stopped reading magazines, too much to read and they pile up. I’ve been collecting the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics (including all the spin-offs – Angel, Faith, Spike, Willow, etc.) but I’m so behind reading them, I figured I’d never get thru them (and they keep coming). Now that I’ve downloaded the digital versions (which were ALL on sale for 50% off on Cyber Monday), I can actually read them. I have been buying TONS of comics in the past few days … classics, new comics, fave characters, new characters. It’s just too damn easy to download them to your iPad. I may have gone a little bit overboard but they make me happy and that’s what I need right now. Not that I need to download any more titles … but if any of y’all have suggestions for must-read comics, please let me know :D
This afternoon, I’m hoping to grab lunch with Steph and Alek and tonight I need to pack for my weekend in Palm Springs. Something very unpleasant is going to go down here at home this weekend and I need to not be in town when it happens. Blah. I can’t really get into it because I need to not fall apart today so … NEEDLESS TO SAY, I have some stuff to take care of this weekend that I’m not really looking forward to. A weekend in the desert will, hopefully, do me good.
It’s raining today here in LA. At least the weather matches my disposition. Blah.