My Secret Hobby
Monday, August 24, 2009
Believe it or not, I have other passions off the field. I love food, which shouldn’t come as a big surprise, being that I am a 240LB man. I love to cook, talk food and of course eat! I can never turn down a good meal. Aside from my love for the art of food, I also have one secret hobby most people do not know about.
As a 7-year old child exploring different hobbies, I had been happy collecting baseball and other sports cards until the fateful day when my mother decided to take me to the local comic book store. I remember reading my first ever comic, the Original X-Men and thinking that it was the coolest thing ever. It was there that I became infatuated with the comic world phenomena and from that moment on I knew it would be one of my life’s obsessions. Now fast forward 21 years. one would think with the time and energy devoted in making it to the NFL my love for comics would diminish, well think again.
I currently purchase comics at least twice a month, and I recently got issues of The Darkness, New X-Men, and Xavier’s house. As a kid, I was mostly into the artwork and character creations, but as I grew older, I had a deeper appreciation for the storylines with the human-like plots, different past histories of characters, love interests and it became more than just hero vs. villain. Reading a comic was like creating a movie in my mind.
I am in the midst of launching a comic book social network. Be on the look out for that!