Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Origin of Ich Liebe Comics



I've been wanting to enter the blogsphere for some time to have a dialogue with people who visit my store and or this blog. I also hope to turn people on to wonderful comics / graphic novels and maybe some of my posts will cause people to think about things in a different light. So even though most of my posts will pertain to the comic book medium I'll also have posts that are non comic-centric.

Originally the title of this blog was going to be Better Living Through Comics (a title I still like, but if anyone wants to use that go for it). Well a couple of months ago a friend of mine, Nicole Tucker, made a wonderful mix cd featuring mostly comic themed songs for me with an equally wonderful drawing she did as the cover that she titled Ich Liebe Comics! And since I was born in Germany and both of my biological parents were German and I love comics (the German translation of course), naturally this blog should be called Ich Liebe Comics!

Speaking of Germany, my wife, Kate and myself went there for a long overdue visit there this past May and had a fantastic time visiting my friends Rick, Zena, Nicole, and Lorrainne amongst the Rhinelands. The top photo here is from an amazing comic book store in Freiburg (a small town surrounded by canals in the heart of the Black Forest at the very bottom of the southwest part of Germany). We didn't even know that Freiburg had a comic book store and only discovered it by accident as we were headed back to our train so we only had half an hour to explore X fur U Comics, but I'm glad I found it at all! The second photo is an interior shot of X fur U Comics (the store has been there for 22 years!) with the owner being on the left, sadly we were so pressed for time and I was so in awe of his store that I didn't get his name!

Any comments on this post or any of my upcoming posts are of course welcome!

3 comments:

Todd C. Murry said...

Good luck - keep it up.

Cami said...

hi ralph!

I like the first title better cause lch liebe comics looks werid, I am not use to the german language.

nice induction post

myspace will come to you soon, hopefully ;P

fagelman said...

Nice blog Ralph!
Was great seeing you at the beach once again this year. Keep up the good work-

=)

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