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Guess Who is Having a Birthday Today?

By Shamus
on Friday Aug 24, 2007
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Orson Scott Card turns fifty-six today.

But more importantly, I turn thirty-six today. This is not the worst thing to happen to me this year, but clocking another birthday is not among my favorite events. I know I’m smiling in the picture on the left, but that’s only because stress and angst don’t make for good portraits. Birthdays make me want to go coffin shopping.

Two days ago I mentioned to my 9-year-old daughter Rachel that despite her dark hair, the hair on the back of her neck was blond. (I forget how THAT came up. Parents say the darndest things.) She looked at me a moment, then pointed to my forehead, “Look daddy, you have blond hairs too!” Sigh. No kid, those hairs… those are grey.

One year ago my wife got me copy of Comic Book Creator for my birthday. This gift led to the creation of DM of the Rings. I won’t be posting a strip today, but I will have a little screenshot fun at poor Denethor’s expense. This will be the last time I do this. After today, strips will appear uninterrupted until the end.

And while we’re on the subject of birthdays: Twenty Sided will be two years old on September 1st. DMotR will be a year old – and will also end – on September 7th.

Comments (67)

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  1. LadyDyani says:

    Thirty-six. That’s like officially being a grown-up. (The official number used to be thirty, until I turned thirty last month.)

    Well, I’m two days late, but happy birthday anyway.

  2. fren says:

    Bah, I’m 27 and have quite a bit of grey. Hells, I’ve even got a bit of grey in the beard.

    Embrace it, it will make things easier in the long run.

  3. NeedsToHeal says:

    I like your shirt. Where did you get it?

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