Having spent much of my childhood in libraries and museums, it was only natural that I looked to these institutions for inspiration when I started seriously working on the Harvey Mercheum permanent collection. I took a class in conservation techniques, then started research into how to run a museum, then ended with museum exhibit best practices and products.Continue reading →
Category Archives: Good reads
WPBeginner’s history of blogging
It is interesting to think that when I started the Harvey Mercheum website, I was just going to post the pictures and information that now constitute an exhibit page. I had no intention of blogging at all. Blogging had been around for years, I was just not sure what I would say in a blog post. I am glad I decided to blog as well as post exhibits, I hope you find my blog posts informative, interesting and fun!Continue reading →
I am a “kidult”!
While this article is about new toys, not old used collectibles, it does mention nostalgia and stress relief, both of which are important factors in my collecting of Harveyana:
Are you a ‘kidult’? More adults are buying toys for themselves in growing trend
The Harvey Mercheum goes down the tubes!
John Freeman recently discovered The Harvey Mercheum, and posted a nice review on his venerable British comics blog, downthetubes.net. You can see the full post here:
WebFind: Harvey Mercheum, a growing Harvey Comics resource
Thank you for the kind words John!
Hobbies or side hustles?
I have been meaning to watch this series of videos about turning a hobby into a business, but I have been that wonderful combination of sick and busy, so I have not gotten to it yet. After reading this blog post, I am not going to bother:Continue reading →
Andy Fish post about the Harvey Mercheum
Freelance artist and writer Andy Fish has doubled down on his commitment to the Harvey Mercheum. I mentioned before how he added a link to the Mercheum to his website. Andy has now written a very nice blog post about his encounter with corner booth 143 at TerrifiCon 2022, you can read it here:
THE HARVEY MERCHEUM – A Celebration of Harvey Comics!
I have updated the “As Featured In:” section of my author information to include this post. Thanks again to Andy Fish, I hope to see you in November!
Original comic art
One of the decisions I had to make when creating the Harvey Mercheum website was whether to exhibit original art. It was tempting, but I knew that original art collectors tend to be very secretive about what they own. I also assumed that for every comic produced, there was a piece of original art, whether it still existed or not. This meant that resources such as the Overstreet Price Guide could be used as a checklist for what original art should exist, and could therefore be collected.Continue reading →
World Wide Web Day 2021
I missed acknowledging World Wide Web Day last year, sorry. As the Web turns 32 years old, visit the World Wide Web Foundation website, and don’t miss their post about young people changing the world!
Cloudflare and the Internet Archive are joining forces
I have mentioned before that the Harvey Mercheum website uses the Cloudflare Content Delivery Network (CDN) to help ensure reliability and security. I have also mentioned that all content created for the website is stored in the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. I recently read that these two services are joining forces in a unique and creative way to help increase reliability of the Web:
Cloudflare and the Wayback Machine, joining forces for a more reliable Web
I am proud to be associated with these great services, and am excited to see what other collaborations might happen in the future.
What separator should I use in my titles?
I’m glad I am not the only one to worry about such things. Back when I first started the Harvey Mercheum website, a double greater than symbol was the title separator. I do not recall if I chose that, or if it was a default, either in WordPress itself, or in the Suffusion theme I used originally. I think it was when I was setting up Yoast that I changed it to the vertical bar, also known as the pipe. According to this article from Search Engine Journal, I made a good choice: