Friday, August 5, 2011

My Daily Obsession

I think we've mentioned in the past that before Nathaniel came up with the current (and awesome, thank you) name for this blog (well, "blog" doesn't really reflect the sheer incredibleness of this site, but I'll go with it), we were all set to use another name.

It was going to be called "My Latest Obsession," but there was another blog with either that exact name, or something quite similar, already in existence.

So we scrapped MLO and instead went with EyH, and the rest, as they say, no one cares about. I'm happy we did, though, because I can't decide if MLO sounds more like a skin disease or the name of a Canadian rock band.

Either way, the thought process behind My Latest Obsession pretty much boiled down to my short attention span with things I fall in love with.

Week to week, I have a new favorite book, or comic, or artist, or TV show, or movie. It's just how I am, and I've always been this way. Sometimes old obsessions come back around--now, for example, I'm on a pretty healthy Indiana Jones kick--and sometimes things that I obsessed about a couple of years ago don't even register on my meter.

I'm fickle, mostly, and like I said, I have a short attention span.

But one thing that I'm just realizing has never not been an obsession since I first was exposed to it (don't worry, that sentence makes sense in my head) is the original art website, Comic Art Fans.

I spend more time on that site, by far, than I do in any other corner of the Internet.

I actually keep the site open in a tab on my browser, and I refresh it constantly. Among original art fans, CAF (as it's affectionately known) is the place to be online.
Collectors post their latest acquisitions, sellers post their latest available pieces, artists communicate directly with their fans, and everyone talks comic art. I've actually gotten to know a few fellow collectors through the site, and I'm on a first-name basis with a number of artists, which is pretty cool.

So I wanted to mention it again here, just to give the site a plug. The guys who run CAF do a wonderful job, and they should be commended for their efforts. They've created a great community, and I encourage you all to check it out.

Watch out, though, the art bug is infectious.

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