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30 Days of Comics: An Explanation

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So, as you’ll no doubt have seen, here on Alternate Cover the pair of us have spent most of October, November and December doing a comics-related blog meme that we’ve come up with between ourselves – 30 Days of Comics. Shamelessly nicked from this music one that’s been going around for a while, the aim is to write thirty posts talking about a different comic that relates to your life/reading experience in some way. We thought that rather than post the list of thirty in advance, we’d each pick as we go from a slightly longer list (as some are easier to find something to write about than others), then post the whole list for our readers to, if they like, have a go at doing themselves. The only mandatory entries are #1 and #30, which must be the “first” and “last” comics you read – the rest can be done in any order. So here’s the full list, along with links to our articles – and feel free to copy it and start your own versions on your own blogs. If you’d like to leave a comment letting us know you’re trying it, we’ll give you a link back.

1. Your first comic [James] [Seb]
x. A comic that made you laugh [James] [Seb]
x. A comic that made you cry [James] [Seb]
x. A comic that reminds you of a place [James] [Seb]
x. A comic that reminds you of a person [James] [Seb]
x. A comic that reminds you of an event
x. A comic you gave as a gift [James] [Seb]
x. A comic you received as a gift [James] [Seb]
x. A comic you could give to anyone
x. A comic you bought because of the artist [James] [Seb]
x. A comic you bought because of the writer [James] [Seb]
x. A comic that you bought for the cover / with your favourite cover [James]
x. A comic about your favourite character [James] [Seb]
x. A comic you own but haven’t read [James] [Seb]
x. A comic you’ve read but don’t own [James] [Seb]
x. A comic you own more than one copy of [James] [Seb]
x. A comic you should have bought [James] [Seb]
x. A comic you’ve lost [James] [Seb]
x. A comic you sold [James]
x. A comic you’re glad you bought [Seb]
x. A comic you should have read, but haven’t [Seb]
x. A comic you’ve read that more people should have [Seb]
x. A poorly-regarded comic you like [Seb]
x. A well-regarded comic you don’t like [Seb]
x. A comic you’ve changed your mind about
x. The most valuable comic you own [James]
x. A comic no-one would expect you to own [James]
x. A comic that’s significant to you as an object [James] [Seb]
x. A comic you love in a genre you hate [James] [Seb]
x. A comic you bought by a creator you dislike
x. A comic you’d like to see retold in another medium [James] [Seb]
x. A comic with a good death scene [James]
x. A comic that introduces a great character
x. An issue #1 you bought the month it came out [James] [Seb]
x. A comic with an unusual issue number [James]
x. A black-and-white comic you love
x. A webcomic you love [James] [Seb]
x. A non-English-language comic you love
x. A miniseries you never finished [James] [Seb]
x. An issue that made you drop a series [James] [Seb]
x. A comic that changed your life [James] [Seb]
x. A comic that’s inspired/influenced you [Seb]
x. A comic you identify with
x. A comic that best demonstrates your taste in comics
30. The last comic you read [James] [Seb]

Written by Seb Patrick

November 16th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

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  1. I believe I am going to give it a try….probably won’t be as verbose as what you all have done so far, but the concept has me intrigued….

    Mock!

    21 Nov 10 at 6:35 pm

  2. [...] about them. Seb’s doing his own 30 posts now, but you can find all of mine linked from the index post if you’re so [...]

  3. This list, though intimidating, sounds well worth trying – even if just for the fun of it!

    Although, it’s gonna be hard in some ways because many of my favorite comics (mainly Strangers in Paradise by Terry Moore) could be used to answer almost all of these, sthreat could probe to be quite a challenge.

    I wonder if there’s a version for movies also…

    TheCaffeineQueen

    29 Mar 11 at 6:03 am

  4. Edit: That could prove to be quite a challenge.

    (Probing is easy ;p)

    TheCaffeineQueen

    29 Mar 11 at 6:05 am

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