Secret Origins is where I lay bare the key moments in my formation as a geek. In other words, I write about the shit that caught my attention as a young man and made me the bitter old-ish man I am today.
I say "old-ish" because, hey, I'm only in my mid-30s so back off.
So if you've ever wondered to yourself either silently or aloud, "hey, why is Chris Brennaman such a raging, self righteous asshole?" Well, now you can get some insight. This week's topic, Transmetropolitan!
Speaking of "formative" I keep running into this photo...
That's me and Mike Allred, circa 1997 at my first comic convention. I had just graduated from high school and had been wanting to go to a U2 concert. My dad and I were going to go together, but then he learned there was a con that same weekend and was all like "let's go get our geek on" and I was all like "Goddamn better believe!"
So me and dad spent four days together at a con. In hindsight so much better than a U2 concert (although I'm certain the concert was great). I have a whole lot more pics from that weekend in '97 but this is the one where I look the most full of hope, the most innocent.
And Mike Allred ain't a bad lookin' guy, am I right, ladies? Huh? Huh?! Am I right?!?!