Who am I?

I’m Anthony Dean, the owner of Anthony’s Notes.

What is Anthony’s Notes about?

AnthonyAnthony’s Notes is a blog about my interests in media and technology.

Media topics covered on my blog include comics, animation, and media industry issues such as mergers, diversity, etc. Technology topics covered on my blog include tech industry news, Android, Linux/open source software, OS X, Chromebooks, streaming media, and tech guides/tips.

Regular features on my blog include:

  • Minorities in cartoons: A weekly look at various minority characters in comics and animation.
  • Upcoming comics picks: A look at upcoming comics of interest from DC, Marvel, and smaller/independent comic publishers.

Where do I live?

I live in Seattle. However, I do enjoy traveling when I have the opportunity.

The site itself is hosted on MDDHosting.

When did Anthony’s Notes begin?

I first started blogging on September 10, 2002, the day my first blog post went online. However, I’ve gone through several versions of my blog over the years. The modern incarnation of my blog launched on July 25, 2010.

Why do I have a blog/website?

A blog allows me to write about my areas of interest and have a centralized presence online. I also use my site to keep an online portfolio of my writing work, serve as a way of advertising my writing services, and develop my WordPress skills.

What are my favorite comics?

I have several lists of recommended comics available.

Like everyone else, I like the long-departed “Calvin and Hobbes” and “The Far Side.”

Some of my current favorite comic books and webcomics:

  • Superman, particularly his Bronze Age (1970s-80s) run, as well as his pre-New 52 (1990s-2000s) version.
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
  • Lumberjanes
  • Atomic Robo
  • Newspaper comic strips:
    • Monty
    • Pearls Before Swine
    • FoxTrot
  • Webcomics:
    • Dinosaur Comics
    • Kyle’s Bed & Breakfast
    • Scandinavia and the World
    • Unshelved
    • My Cage
    • Hark, A Vagrant!

As you can see, my tastes in comics run mostly toward those that’re lighter-hearted or “fun.” While darker-themed comics can be done well, I’m not as fond of what’s become called “grimdark” superhero fare. A Kate Leth comic strip sums up my feelings on those types of comics.

What operating systems do I use?

I’m currently using Chrome OS (via a Toshiba Chromebook) and an older HP laptop running Xubuntu Linux. At work, I use a Windows 7 machine.

(Updated 6/9/16)