About

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: media news; comics; animation; trivia; and diversity issues.

Technology topics covered on my blog include: tech industry news; digital media (streaming audio/video, digital comics); Android apps; WordPress/blogging; Linux/open source software; guides; and more.

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 SiteGround.

When did Anthony’s Notes begin?

I first started blogging in 2002. 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, advertise my writing services, and develop my WordPress skills.

What are my favorite comics?

I have a list 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!

While darker-themed comics can be done well, I’m not as fond of what’s often 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.

How can I be reached?

Visit my Contact page, my social media links in the sidebar, or email me at: me[at]anthonynotes[dot]com (replace [at] and [dot] with their respective characters).

How can I follow Anthony’s Notes?

You can follow me on social media for updates, or sign up to receive email notifications of my latest blog posts. Access to both are in the sidebar.

(Updated 4/24/17)