And I'm Jay Ferguson. My phone is 206-384-9263. I'd still be up for dinner before the concert. If anyone else is interested in coming Friday also, the more the merrier. Where would you want to go? It might not be a bad idea to go to Pike Place Market actually, since that's about five minutes from the Hard Rock and there's a restaurant/bar there called Lowell's which has excellent seafood, sandwiches and burgers and a beautiful view of Elliot Bay. Or there's Dick's like I said earlier, and there's a little French place on Capitol Hill called Cafe Presse, which has the most amazing croque madame, and delicious fries they fry in duck fat. What sounds good to you? I'm the local so I can go to these places whenever, so I don't care because wherever it is I'll probably enjoy it.
My first comic reading experience was in the shrink's office when I was in elementary school. He had the last part of the Legion story Earthwar, the Teen Titans drug comic and some Harvey comics. Didn't make much of an impression. I got comics in care packages that my parents sent to me at church camp in the summer, the first one I remember was JLA Classified 3 I think, which had an Ed McGuinness cover of Batman being roasted over a spit. I read a lot of webcomics, and then I heard about Understanding Comics, and I asked for it for Christmas, and I read the crap out of that, and that was the breaking point. It blew my mind and I just wanted to read everything and I read Tintin, DC, Vertigo, and a little Marvel. The first time I bought single issues was when I was in college and went to Big Brain in downtown Minneapolis and got Brave New World, Trials of Shazam #1 and the first appearance of Misfit in Birds of Prey.