Sunday, January 10, 2021

Goodbye to my “Batman & Bill” desk

I pay attention to desks. Sometimes too much.

So it will not be out of character for me to announce the death of a former desk of mine: the one seen in Batman & Bill


It is not listed in the credits but it plays a critical role in the film: it is where I kept my computer, which is where I wrote the book that inspired the film. Very meta.


Full disclosure: it is not the desk on which I wrote the book (nor is it the computer), but even as a stand-in, it is special (at least to me).

But in between filming the documentary in the spring and summer of 2016 and the release of the doc in May 2017, I got a new desk—a standing desk. So my stalwart black wooden IKEA desk was relocated to my then-9-year-old son
s room until this week when he, too, got a standing desk. (They can make a positive difference in your daily health routine, especially when going to school from home.)

I am sentimental, but that comes with a size limit.

Outside for pickup.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hello Mr. Nobleman,

I’m working on a research project on the topic of comic cataloging in libraries around the world. I’m interested in including the point of view of comic researchers such as yourself and the use you do of public, research, conservation and special libraries and databases. Your input would be a very interesting addition to the paper. Is there any way I could contact you via e-mail? Thank you for your time.

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