Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Look Inside - A Look Behind :
- A MEME Post

Click to Open Wide the Door
(and see the "personalization")

Originally titled "The Showdown" - from Marvel Fanfare # 6
before I tweaked it for my own selfish ends

Ol' Groove, from "Diversions of the Groovy Kind" has knocked on the door of the Sanctum - with a meme, asking for me; ~P~ (sometimes known as PTOR); Master of the Sanctum Sanctorum to participate (his entry HERE).

Initially, I was going to pass on the honor, because I am currently in the middle of a monstrous series of entries detailing
The Search for, Nature and History of...the Sorcerer Supreme .
However, my initial reluctance to answer the call reminded me of the many times that other heroes would go calling to the Sanctum Sanctorum of Dr. Stephen Strange ; Master of the Mystic Arts, only to find that he wasn't at home - or worse, would just not answer their entreaties.

And so, it is because of that sense of feeling how I always hated when that would happen in the comics, that I thought that this once, I'd throw wide the door for a brief glimpse into the Inner Sanctum of Sanctum Sanctorum Comix.

The Rules
1) Link to the person who tagged you.
2) Post the rules on your blog.
3) Write six random things about yourself.
4) Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5) Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6) Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Simple enough, and so... let's begin:

1) PTOR is a knickname given to me by one of my most treasured friends (and co-workers).
She adopts a voice similar to famed old-time actor Frank Nelson - when she mimicks me - even though I sound nothing like that. It is hilarious.

2) I'm a bit of an oddity in my immediate family as I'm the only left-handed, hazel-green-eyed, 6 foot tall person in a family of righty, brown-eyed, mid-height folks. (as an added bonus tidbit; my eyes change color depending on what I'm wearing, my mood or the atmosphere outside.)

3) While it is not my name, whenever I meet someone new, they almost ALWAYS assume my name is "Stephen". Often calling out that name expecting me to respond to it. After all these years - I finally do. COINCIDENCE?

4) I tend to dress like a super-villain. Meaning, that my entire wardrobe is almost entirely comprised of "villain-colored" items:
Black, and various shades and hues of grey, green and purple (no purple pants however).
Perhaps 2 or three red items.
(I almost never wear blue, even though I look good in it [and it makes my eyes change to a shade of blue that the ladies adore] - as I dislike the color - primarily because everyone else loves it.)

5) When I was a kid, I had several occupations that I thought I would attain:
- Missionary (although, I almost became a monk - long story.)
- Stuntman (jumping my bicycle over anything put in front of me.)
- comic book artist (and I did become a comic writer/artist for a few years in the booming 1990's.)
- Therapist (people have always come to me with their problems - I've an understanding ear)
- Actor / musician (was semi-professional in both of those until I determined that I preferred to be behind the scenes as a writer / artist)
- Writer / Artist (which is what I have become - having been a paid, published professional artist since 10th grade)

6) While attending art school, I lived at 160 Bleecker Street, directly across the street from the supposed address of Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum (177A Bleeker Street) in Greenwich Village.


I am passing the torch on to the following bloggers (sorry friends... feel free to participate if you wish to, and no harm, no foul if you don't):

- Howard "Wrong Dimension Boy" (at his wrongdimension LiveJournal blog)
- Monique (at Comixtravaganza)
- Michael (also at Comixtravaganza - hey, it's not cheating. There are two people there with two distinctive voices!)
- Scotty C (of Scotty C's Mind)
- Plok (one of my all-time fave bloggers at his Trout in the Milk blog)
- Googum (whose action figure fumetti theatre makes my day - at Random-Happenstance)


Now I have GOT to get back to my regularly featured content.


The Groovy Agent said...

Thanks for doing this, m'friend! And folks just naturally want to call you "Stephen", huh? Strange...

googum said...

Awesome. And good timing: I had nothing for tomorrow, since I spent a chunk of the weekend working on a Dr. Strange strip! It won't be posted for a couple weeks, but Dr. Doom becomes Sorcerer Supreme, so Strange gets 'promoted' to Ancient One and is forced to halfassedly mentor him...

Monique said...

Mine's up. It's not very exciting, but it's there! Here's a linky...

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