I always wanted to have a place of my own in the web to discuss about my passion...Comics!!! Specifically about the comics I have read and enjoyed!!! Mostly Tamil and English!!!
With this in mind, I have hosted couple of sites http://muthufan.tripod.com and http://muthufan.0catch.com between 2001 and 2005. However I have realised that maintaining the site in Tamil is not so easy. With little or no encouragement from the readers, soon I have lost interest. The sites are still there, but not updated frequently to keep them alive and interesting. Also everytime I get a new info I have to edit the whole page or site, to upload the info, 'cause the whole thing is in Tamil(so it has to be edited using a Tamil editor), which is time consuming. This did not suit me at all. I just wanted to have a place where I can upload something very quickly, sort of a chaotic yet organised place and get the feedback from the readers, that can be viewed by all. Those two sites did not quite fit to this requirement. A web site has to be a organised place, where as I'm not. So I was thinking what else to do???
Some time in April,2005 I came across a comics site dedicated to the Indrajal Comics, which posts the scans of Old Indrajals. Blogs are formal and yet informal place where the like minded people can have a go!!! So I thought, "OK let me give it a try!!! If this works, fine, if it doesn't, let's see what else can be done".
So here we are, at the first posting of Muthu Fan's Blog, which will be discussing about the Comics, Comics and Comics!!!! I'll soon be posting info about Comics Classics including all the cover scans.
Apart form this casual blog style, the major difference between my sites and this blog will be the language. I'll not be posting anything in Tamil(atleaset, not yet anyway). It is too much of a hassle to do the typing in Tamil and hosting it as HTML. Don't know whether this will make it more/less attractive!!!
Don't expect any full issue scans, at best you can get the cover scans and hotline or other pages for which I have permission to display.
And finally about the name. I wanted to use muthufan.blogspot.com, but unfortunately it was already taken!!! By whom???? Don't know!!! So I had to settle for something else. muthufanblog sounded OK to me!!!
Drop a line if you like, hate, enjoy this postings!!!!
See you later!!!