Comics Anonymous anyone?


Money spent on food = $4.25
Money spent on comics = $5.98 (Of course, my girlfriend's comics store discount saved me some of that.)
Remembering that realizing you have a problem is the first step?


Money spent on food = $8.30
Money spent on comics = $0

So there's hope for me yet.

ON THE OTHER... OTHER HAND(ahem): The weekend of MoCCA.

I must have spent $40 or $50 on underground comics in two days. I don't know what I spent on food, but... probably less. [A little bit of reviews and commentary on that in my earlier post here.]

A year-and-a-half ago I declared I wasn't going to buy anymore comics... for a while. Of course, certain new comics increase in value pretty dramatically after their weekly release. So not buying them would be stupid. Because I'd have to buy them later.

And if that makes as much sense to you as it does to me then I know I'm not alone.

So I declared I would only buy the new comics I knew were going to increase in price... and then I decided I was going to buy only those issues and the issues I would have trouble finding later to save myself the headache. And then those issues and all the big crossover related issues because I started researching and writing a big paper on crossover events... then I...

Well, you get the picture. By the end of last summer I had broken pretty entirely. By the New York Comic-Con in February I went a little crazy and re-realized that I love comics and that was that and nothin' but nothin' could keep me down.

Now I'm trying to live on the cheap as a jobless recent college-grad. So I'm not buying as many comics as I was a few months ago. But I still buy the ones I think are gonna shoot up in value or rarity. It's... it's just logic, dammit! Don't judge me.

Update 7/27/2009: My life has given me an excuse for my fix and an excuse for self control at the same time. I am getting paid for it. I am now a comic shop employee myself! 30% off comics for me! Of course, buying comics directly from the store you work at is like giving them back your paycheck. I can't afford to do that right now. I need to make rent! But I'm going to appreciate the discount soon as well. Yesiree.


Anonymous said...

A thought:

While you should obviously budget food/clothes/shelter, comics (as your passion) should certainly come before things like expensive meals, funky electronics, even movies.
Now, that's no license to go overboard, but in terms of how much you're willing to spend on "entertainment" in general, much of that should go to comics.


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