Transition

Art Schooled by Larry Witham, Reading Glasses, iPad 2, House, Tahanan, Paranaque, Metro Manila.

Lovers of print are simply confusing the plate for the food.
Douglas Adams, 2001

I used to believe that I would always prefer to read from the printed page. Under ideal conditions, I still do. But two events changed my habits: I was eventually forced to acquire reading glasses. Then the iPad came out. Now, I zoom and pinch the text.

A Little Toast

Onegai Teacher/Please Teacher PVC Figures, 15" MacBook Pro, Para–aque, Metro Manila.
Parañaque

My personal life has been on something of a downward spiral lately, negatively affecting both my health and finances. Things finally came to a head when my primary computer broke down. Unfortunately, I have no means of getting it repaired within the short term. Photography and blogging will have to take a back seat while I figure things out, or not. Presently, I’m at a loss.

Oil

Castor Oil, Paranaque, Metro Manila.
Parañaque

My life took a nose dive last week, forcing me to check into the hospital for a few days. I’m still in recovery mode. So here’s a souvenir of my time there.

Dark Knight

75 Years of Batman: Batman Comic Books, SM Mall BF, Paranaque, Metro Manila.
Parañaque

75 years of Batman! No one could have predicted the longevity and the continued relevance of this comic book hero that has become a cultural icon when my grandfather, Bill Finger, collaborated with Bob Kane back in 1939. My grandfather has never been properly credited as the co-creator of Batman although was an open secret in the comic book industry and is widely known now. It is now my time to come out of the shadows and speak up and end 75 years of exploitation of my grandfather, whose biggest flaw was his inability to defend his extraordinary talent. Due to what I feel is continued mistreatment of a true artist, I am currently exploring our rights and considering how best to establish the recognition that my grandfather deserves.
Athena Finger (May 7, 2014)

Now that my longtime friend and collaborator is gone, I must admit that Bill never received the fame and recognition he deserved. He was an unsung hero… I never thought of giving him a by-line and he never asked for one.

I often tell my wife “If I could go back 15 years, before he died, I would like to say ‘I’ll put your name on it now, you deserve it.’ “
Bob Kane, Batman and Me (1989).

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