Your PopCulteer has more than his fair share of anniversaries this week. Monday was the fifth anniversary of his marriage to Melanie Larch, which was the bestest day in his life. To celebrate, we went on a meandering trip which I will tell you about in the coming days.

Speaking of the coming days, This weekend is roughly the thirtieth anniversary of the first broadcast of Radio Free Charleston, which debuted over Labor Day weekend back in 1989.

Also, today (Wednesday) is the 102nd anniversary of the birth of Jack Kirby. If you don’t know who Jack Kirby is, you are probably reading the wrong blog.

Coincidentally, also today, exactly fourteen years ago, the very first post was entered into this, The PopCult Blog.

I’m not going to post a link. Just scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and check the archives for August, 2005 if you want to see it. It’s not really that impressive.

Today’s accompanying illustration is my sloppy, five-minute digital painting that updates the old graphic that used to be at the head of this post.

Since I’ve done something to mark PopCult’s birthday every year, I did this. It’s only slightly more than the least I could do.

It’s been fourteen years. My readers have been with me through deaths, births, a wedding, many trips, loads of toys and comics and a metric ton of Radio Free Charleston. Thanks for enjoying the ride.

Let’s do another fourteen years, okay?