What’s with all the comic book talk? I thought this was an actor’s website.

Corey Blake as seen by Scott Shaw!

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been blogging more and more over the last few months. And a lot of it is dealing with comic books. Or graphic novels, if you prefer. Or sequential art, if you want to be hoity-toity.

I love performing, so you’ll always see me talking up new shows and videos and whatever else I’m in. (Three new Magic Meathands sketch comedy videos should start posting in a week or so, and I’ll be in all of them!) But there’s more to me than that. The world of comics also endlessly fascinates me, and it turns out I like talking about it to whoever will listen. Fortunately, the internet and blogs were invented so that I can write ad nauseum about my topic of choice.

I love the idea of introducing comics to new people, so I hope to be able to do more of that. (Unfortunately time limitations prevent me from doing the New Comics for New Readers weekly list I used to do. I’m hoping to find a replacement.) I’m also interested in the history of comics, how that has given us our present, and where comics are going. And finally, I like taking a closer look at the LA comics scene in particular, as I think that’s something that’s under-represented online.

(I can’t blog about everything going on in the world of comics. So if you want to read more about what you see here, check out one of the links in the right-hand column under Comics News, Etc. That’s a list of my a favorite sites focused on comic books and the culture around them.)

So you will probably continue to see me comment on comics news or spotlight certain works or aspects of the comics industry interspersed between self-promotion of my own work as a comedic performer and actor.

Behind the scenes, I’m looking into a way of combining these two aspects of my life – a way to educate, discuss and spread the word about comics in a live presentation. It’s an exciting process to discover just what this new thing is going to be. I hope you’ll join in the discussion and discovery. Please feel free to post comments here on the blog, talk with me on Facebook and Twitter, or ask me a question on Formspring. It’s great to hear from you.

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