Monday, January 30, 2006

For his birthday, Walter, family, and friends were treated to a ride in a 1935 Packard Twelve. Sweet! Posted by Picasa

Friday, January 27, 2006


No, Huun-Huur-Tu is not a foe of Dr. Strange or a monster from the depths of space. Huun-Huur-Tu are from a place known as Tuva. They are Tuvan Throat Singers. If you've never heard this sound before, you should make a point of it. It's fascinating.

Huun-Huur-Tu -- $18.00
Thursday, February 2, 2006
Boll Theater - (937) 496-3863
University of Dayton Campus

How these fellows found their way to U.D., or vice-versa, is a mystery, but we're glad for their visit.

For more information click, Huun-Huur-Tu

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Stan Lee at Kuss Auditorium

My son and I went to Springfield to see Stan "The Man" Lee tonight. It was part of the Clark County Public Library Speaker Series. At 80+ years of age he's still rather spry and retains his knack for entertaining an audience, whether live or in print. In many ways he reminded me of Grandpa (Harold Bonnett, a.k.a. Hal Murray Bonnett, R.I.P., founder of "Bonnett's Book Store" and author of pulp fiction stories in the 1930's.)

From the "Old news, but news to me" Department: In 2002 Stan Lee began a new company called "POW! Entertainment" which is producing new heroes and stories for all media formats including theatrical releases, DVDs, comics, and 'mobisodes'. Mobisodes are short episodes of a story sent to mobile phones or other mobile devices. See the link below for more about Stan and POW! Entertainment (whose stock symbol is POWN for those interested in investments).

SPOILER ALERT [Condition Yellow-may not be an actual spoiler] If you enjoy "Lost" you might want to skip past the line below that says "'Nuff said.":
Stan may have inadvertantly offered up a 'spoiler' for fans of the show "Lost" when he stated that Michelle Rodriguez would be appearing in a POW! film when she's finished working on "Lost". I believe the work he mentioned, and pointedly would not discuss further, was titled "Forever Man". So, does this mean 'Ana-Lucia Cortez' might soon meet her end, or was Stan simply referring to the fact that working on a series is seasonal in nature? If you know the answer, please leave a comment, but be sure to give readers a SPOILER ALERT, if such is the case. I apologize for slipping into the 'tabloid zone'.

'Nuff said.

After speaking, Mr. Lee signed autographs in the CCPL. While there we ran into Peter Bell from "Bell, Book & Comic" (previously employed at the "The Dragon's Lair*"). Tin from TAF (Transformers Action Figures) was there, and we finally met some folks from "Fearless Readers" (whose names, regrettably, I did not get. My sincere apologies.). We also saw a number of our other friends and customers. It was a pleasant evening, except for the waiting in long lines part... but that goes with the territory.

I'll try to remember to post a photo or two from the event.

As Stan would say, "Excelsior!"
Welcome to The Stan Lee Web

*The Dragon's Lair, alas, is no longer in business.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Welcome to Glamour Girls Then and Now

Here's an interesting site for those interested in vintage erotica and glamour photography. I found this site because we just acquired a copy of "The Best of Glamour Girls: Then & Now" #1, which is apparently out of print.

Welcome to Glamour Girls Then and Now

Building A Better BLOGSPOT: An Introduction to BLOGGING

Now here's a useful bit for anyone who wants to start a blog of their own but isn't quite sure how to go about it.
Building A Better BLOGSPOT: An Introduction to BLOGGING

It's a good bet I'll be referring myself there from time to time.

Friday, January 13, 2006

ALEX TOTH art in CARtoons MAgazine

This caught me by surprise... Alex Toth is probably best known for his work at Hanna-Barbera on just about everything good that ever came out of that house... Jonny Quest, Space Ghost, etc., as well as various realizations of characters from both Marvel and DC comics!

ALEX TOTH art in CARtoons Magazine <-- this page also has a link at the bottom to a sample of Terry Gilliam art in CARtoons. Yeah, that guy who directs great weird films now and did the crazy animated sequences for Monty Python's Flying Circus.


The Story Of CARtoons

From HOT ROD dot com, home of HOT ROD Magazine, comes The Story Of CARtoons! Includes: CARtoons magazine, Hot Rod Cartoons magazine, and CYCLEtoons magazine. All were from Petersen Publishing.

These things seem really hard to find in the last few years, but we've recently lucked into a handful. This is good stuff. I'll be sorry to see them go.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

First post

After much reflection, study, and trial & error, Bonnett's Book Store finally has a 'blog to call home. I hope some of this proves to be entertaining and/or useful. I've collected a handful of items that I've been saving for our blog, but posting those will have to wait.

Until then, take care.

KB in the OD