Still no comics this week, sorry! Spent the last couple weeks working on a script for a long, 30-panel comic. I finally finished it this weekend, which is super-exciting, but it’s also why there haven’t been a lot of comics lately. We’ve long burnt through our backlog and I’ve spent a lot (maybe too much) time into a single big, long comic instead of a bunch of little ones. Hopefully it’s good! Dana has the script now, so I suppose its fate will be decided shortly. (One lit candle along her tower’s battlements means it lives, two means it dies, and three means, “I am all out of grape soda, please send more.”) Working on some normal, short comics now, so we should be back in business soon either way.
Couple other things:
- Definitely a comic next Monday
- Just finished reading Updike’s “Rabbit is Rich.” Great book, but exceptionally depressing. (500+ pages of a family lying and lashing out at each other, etc.) Last 60 or so pages are highly redemptive however, so overall I liked it I guess. Think I’m done with depressing books for a while though. (Besides being general bummers, they make terrible “morning-on-the-train” reading.)
- Fellow comic peeps: If you’d don’t watch the somewhat poorly named show “Strip Search,” a reality webseries about aspiring cartoonists, you should catch last Friday’s episode. (Episode #15: “The Merch.”) The episode’s competition is about who can best set up a convention table, and there were some cool insights (I thought) handed out by the judges here and there. You don’t have to watch the whole episode, though it does give some decent context. Starting at the 12:00 minute mark will place you right at the table review section.
- Spent a portion of my night tonight exercising on a elliptical machine at the gym, listening to Taylor Swift and thinking about my ideal, second-string X-men team (to rescue my first-string team, because they’ve been captured.) Just a little insight into how I spend my Sundays!