The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

… and you thought the real story was inside!

WAKE UP LAURA! HE'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU!

The Dick Van Dyke Show Comic Book—Issue #9 cover blurb

Which had nothign to do with the stories in the comics …

LAURA COMES TO HER SENSES AND LEAVES THIS MAN [picture of Dick Van Dyke] FOR A GUY WHO ART DIRECTS COMIC BOOK COVERS.

The Dick Van Dyke Show Comic Book—Issue #10 cover blurb

… but everything to do with a story happening in the background …

GOOD RIDDANCE! ROB IS SPIRITED OFF TO THE PLANET TWYLO AND NEVER COMES BACK!

The Dick Van Dyke Show Comic Book—Issue #11 cover blurb

… between the art director of comic book covers and Mary Tyler Moore's character …

LAURA REALIZES SHE HAS FOUND THE IDEAL MAN

The Dick Van Dyke Show Comic Book—Issue #12 cover blurb

… just prior to his taking a nice long vacation wearing a white coat with long sleeves.

I think the concept of a series of cover blurbs telling a story in and of itself over consecutive issues, independent of the stories in the comics is an intriguing idea. That's just … so … so … odd … in a compelling way that were I to publish a comic book (or magazine) I would have to do this—tell a story of some event going on behind the scenes through cover blurbs.

Obligatory Picture

[It's the most wonderful time of the year!]

Obligatory Links

Obligatory Miscellaneous

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