April 29, 2021 - 00:53
My life goal today was to change the Bin’s logo.
February 14, 2017 - 09:54
New fields for comic reviews.
June 11, 2015 - 07:03
Revamped information architecture at ComicBookBin
March 25, 2015 - 12:55
Links to latest comic pages are common features in Web comic platform that helps usability.
February 19, 2015 - 11:20
Avoid sending large files by emails. Use cloud-based download services instead
January 1, 2015 - 08:35
Hello and Happy New Year
December 22, 2014 - 12:09
What's happening with the ComicBookBin apps
December 7, 2014 - 16:32
I did a few changes at the Bin today.
August 29, 2014 - 11:15
Thank you to longtime ComicBookBin writer and contributor for his generous donation
August 22, 2014 - 09:30
I've made a few changes to ComicBookBin this week
August 7, 2012 - 11:25
Can we party now?
July 16, 2012 - 16:32
This may sound harsh but really it is not. Do not send big attachments within email to the media and specifically comic book media.
June 26, 2012 - 17:43
You've probably noticed a lack of updates in June and if you sent us emails and news, lack of responses. That usually happens when I go AWOL. I moved in late May from Calgary to Toronto, but it took me a while to get my mojo back and being able to focus on ComicBookBin again. Shit like that happens.
May 11, 2012 - 18:52
So it's now ComicBookBin, instead of The Comic Book Bin. It's been "The" since way back in 2002 but in 2010, a few things made me change how we had always been called. The first was related to our iPhone app.
April 26, 2012 - 08:47
Phase 2 of the new ComicBookBin redesign is now complete. All category pages have been changed and optimized to our new design. It makes a majority of the site easier to use and more consistent visually.
April 15, 2012 - 11:06
After many delays due to some having to upgrade to iOS 5, ComicBookBin for iPhones and iPod Touch was finally uploaded over a week ago to be reviewed before it's available for the public
April 5, 2012 - 10:40
I've been tinkering with ComicBookBin.com for months trying to figure out how to fix our image for our 10th anniversary. I think I finally nailed it. In preceding weeks, I was testing different designs and interfaces but was never pleased. If you visit the Bin often, you may have noticed some pretty chaotic looks that never stayed too long.
March 16, 2012 - 23:50
It's a crazy weekend. Just doing some crazy testing and learning new skills.
January 15, 2012 - 08:44
Not sure how to do this, mostly what to replace our home page with, but I'm seriously thinking about shutting Comic Book Bin on January 18th 2012 in protest of SOPA. There's some mechanics involved to figure out what to put instead. Will keep you posted.
January 8, 2012 - 22:46
If you were on Twitter recently, trying to click on one of our links featuring a Comic Book Bin article, you may have ended up with a broken link. Yeah, that's my fault and I'm in the process of fixing things.
December 28, 2011 - 19:55
I wanted to follow up on my leadership article. At the Bin we are pariahs of the comic book industry, even if we give so much and have done so much work to help it thrive. But that's ok. One day, our work will be recognize and people who like to hate us will have to change their tune. In 2012, for our 10th anniversary we are more than ever compelled to help this industry thrive and grow, as well as seek out solutions to problems and help you the reader connect with this hobby. We only do it because we like comics. There are no other reasons other than passion for this site to exist. Some may think we're idiots, but then again passion is what leads to changes and breakthroughs. There's so much work ahead of us.
October 19, 2011 - 20:19
No, I'm not about to write about doom and gloom in comics today. What I'm referring to is the slow season in the world of comics just after the big summer push and fall launches. It happens every year. Comics going into Christmas seem to slow down with fewer launches and crazy projects on the horizon.
August 28, 2011 - 22:02
I've been showing the Comic Book Bin logo to a lot of people and explaining it to them. You see, I own tons of Comic Book Bin gear. That's what I practically wear all the time. People that may or may not be into comics just love the logo. The one comment about it that comes up frequently about it is how clever it is.
August 27, 2011 - 17:09
If you've visited the Bin all month, you've noticed constant changes to the site on almost a daily basis. Maybe you've stumble on when we were trying something wacky and buggy only to refresh the page and see it gone in mere minutes.
August 5, 2011 - 00:13
There's a lot of work ahead for the team at The Comic Book Bin and I'm so busy (as usual) that I can barely keep up. You'll notice that we have less press release news. I'm rethinking that for now and so we're cutting down on those for a while. The intent is to focus on stuff we can really cover and call that news. Which means yous should still send us your press releases, but we,ll pick what,s relevant and do a real story out of it instead of just copy and pasting a press release. As readers, we know you prefer real news to press releases so enough corner cutting.
July 19, 2011 - 21:16
The guys from the Shuster Awards whom think the Bin is too controversial said it best when they saw me at the last Calgary ComicCon in June. I'm so busy I can't get into any trouble. To be honest, these days I haven't a clue about what's going on with the world of comic books. I've been off the grid busy with life all all over the world. I'm so busy that I missed my own convocation for my Master's thesis. While I was supposed to convocate, I was somewhere in Silicon Valley, working on the future of The Comic Book Bin and personal stuff too.
May 23, 2011 - 22:38
When I get days off, I thinker. So today I've fixed our commenting system and then, worked on the home page. What you see here is by no means the final design. It's just a test to see what happens. I can put everything back in minutes, so I'm not worried much.
March 29, 2011 - 00:23
If you poke around, you'll notice a few interface change at the Bin.
March 27, 2011 - 22:28
So today March 15, 2011, Coolstreak Cartoons Inc. the parent company that owns The Comic Book Bin officially changed its name to Toon Doctor Inc. The story behind Coolstreak Cartoons Inc. is simple. The first registered business I had way back in 1999 was called Coolstreak Media. I originally wanted to call it Blue Streak new Media after my favourite Transformer character, Blue Streak, the super fast Autobot gunner with a big mouth. Well, as you can guess the name Bluestreak is quite popular even outside of the world of the Transformers and the name just wasn't available for registration. So I settled for Coolstreak. Over the years, people have confused the name and called it all kinds of things, like Cool Steak ouch.
March 12, 2011 - 22:20
I read about the departure of the editor in chief of one of my favourite Website today and that has made me think about the situation at The Bin - no, I'm not quitting anytime soon! See, editor in chief and popular columnists are the voices, the heart and soul of popular sites. They set the tone. If you've been following the Bin for years, you saw us come out of our shelf and take many stances and write about issues affecting comics that no one dared. If you just started following the Bin a few months ago, you'll probably wonder about what I'm writing about? Where are the controversies, the debates and the passionate articles that I'm alluding to? None of that here.
February 1, 2011 - 23:51
The Bin is going social with its own shortened URL for links on social networks.
January 31, 2011 - 20:09
The Comic Book Bin will published a series of post on Twitter starting February 1st at around midnight. There will be one post per hour on our Twitter feed about Yaoi. We'll post a compiled article of the post later this week.
January 7, 2011 - 06:10
I decided to start the year with a bang. I successfully defended my Masters' thesis this week at the University of Calgary on cyber security. It was stressful and I didn't stop working on the thesis during the holidays. I still have revisions to do, so I'm not out of the woods yet. The Bin, the last few months has been neglected by me and I won't apologize. As much as I love the work I do here, my Master's thesis, as most of you can understand was the priority in my life. You can only get it right once. And the contribution to existing knowledge was too important. I've done a crazy amount of work and developed research methods that are completely novel, when faced with a new analytic challenge.
December 29, 2010 - 13:32
It's been a rough time for me, because I was so busy with the school work and work proper. Was completely exhausted. First thing I did, instead of taking a week off to Mexico, like normal people was plunge back directly in the Bin. I've been doing tests to bring the best solutions for comments within the articles on the apps.
October 31, 2010 - 09:57
Of course, more versions of ComicBookBin apps will come forward. The most pressing one for me is the first update to the Android app to fix many of the bugs that have plagued that app. I know better than anyone what has to be improved in the Android app. It's not all bad. It's actually a decent app, but there's no coverflow and because of Google, adding events to your Gmail calendar app doesn't work for Android devices running 2.2 and up. I'm also planning an update for ComicBookBin for webOS to enhance the parts of the browser that stops links from working. That one is tough to fix and is related to how the articles are published through the Webkit webOS browser. Another feature that should make its way sooner rather than later are comments within the articles posted in the app. It's been requested by many users and it's one fix that can be done rather quickly on all platforms without having me thinker with too much code.
October 14, 2010 - 21:29
I've been very busy to say the least. If you've asked me to review a book through email or Twitter, sorry for the late replies. I'm in my last crunch for my thesis and very busy overall. Here in Canada, it was our Thanksgiving weekend which matches the US' Columbus Day. It was a hell of a weekend. The guys at Cape and Kimono, a new comic book convention in Quebec City invited me as one of their guest to deliver a few conferences. I did three in all on Saturday alone. I couldn't stay for Sunday because of family obligations in Montreal.
September 19, 2010 - 21:11
I'm glad to report that ComicBookBin 1.0 for Android is around the door
September 13, 2010 - 21:00
So I turn to you guys. What mobile platform should ComicBookBin be ported to next?
September 11, 2010 - 15:01
The full first release and final version 1.0 ComicBookBin app is almost ready to be distributed.
August 28, 2010 - 06:04
Just in time for the Toronto FanExpo, Canada's largest comic book show, The Comic Book Bin is releasing a beta ComicBookBin app.