Thursday, March 7, 2019

Wickliffe's Mr. Fatica, Comics No, Writers...Yes

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  Today's blog does not have anything to do with comics, so why talk about this long time Wickliffe English teacher by the name of Charles Fatica?

     As a very young boy, my father taught me to read and write long before I hit 1st grade.  So you could say he was my first writing teacher.  But as I began writing adventure stories and comic book scripts in elementary school, I was embraced by another knowledgeable man, my 6th grade English teacher, that same Mr. Fatica mentioned in the title.

     Yes, he knew I liked comic books, but he was more interested in my creative spark, the one that led me to writing comics, sci-fi, to become a columnist, write for the White House, television and radio.

     Now I'm no Stan Lee or Denny O'Neil, Alan Moore or even Will Eisner, but I bet all of these men and more all had a Mr. Fatica in their lives, spurring them on to greatness.

     I did and although my great friend and mentor has recently passed away, the writing that he coached from me will continue and in that way he will indeed live on.

     Take care and remember to adopt a comic (anything with fine writing in it) book today!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

You Need an Umbrella!

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  You know, I have heard many good things about the "Umbrella Academy" comic book.  Well guess what...THEY ARE ALL TRUE!

     And the Netflix series (which I'm binge watching right now) is even better, so hop on the stick (or in this case the umbrella) and watch this great show!

     Take care and adopt any comic that has an umbrella in it.