Packing in the job is a bit scary, but to be honest I haven't enjoyed it for ages, the missus earns enough to make a year or so out viable and I enjoy spending time with my son, so I may as well give it a go. Haven't a clue what I'll do when it's time to start work again, hopefully something sensible will occur to me. I might even go and do something stupid like a university course.
In the short term I think that the biggest challenge will be getting used to going to bed at a reasonable hour. I'm so used to sleeping at strange times that the thought of having to hit the sack before midnight so that I can get up with my son is vaguely terrifying. There will also be some financial cutbacks, so I suppose I'll have to tone down my ridiculous comic habit. This will be OK. I'm getting a bit tired of single issues at the moment and am actually quite excited about hacking back my pull list.
Yeah right fat man, come back and tell us that when Blackest Night tie-in fever kicks in.
OK, so I'll still buy all the Blackest Night stuff, BUT after that I think I might kick my single issue habit into touch completely. I know, I know - it's trade waiting cunts like me who doom so many titles. Except that 99% of these flipping comics I lash my cash on are written for the trade anyway, so why the bollocks am I buying them in single issue format? Honestly chums, I'm getting old and suddenly the site of nicely arranged trades on my shelves is a lot more appealing than the yards of bagged and boarded comics and ugly cardboard long boxes that clutter up my floor.
Yes, I'm coming round to the trade-waiters claim that reading comics in collected editions is a much nicer experience than the quick hit world of single issues. I'm tired of wracking my spandex addled brain to remember what happened in the previous issue which I read at 2am last month while drunk. It makes reading comics difficult and unenjoyable. Certainly, I've been actively ignoring my to read pile in recent weeks in favour of collected manga editions and some of my unread trade collection. It will be a struggle for a single issue junkie like me to change old habits, but I think I'm ready to give it a go.