November 12th, 2015

smokin'

Nosing Along

Things have been going along pretty well here, busy enough to be neglecting the LJ, but, then again, I tend to neglect it even if nothing's happening. Anyway, for those still paying attention, here's an update on what we're up to and where things stand:

The Bill and Ted collection from BOOM! is set for December release.

The Eltingville collection from Dark Horse is set for February.

The World's Funnest reprint hasn't been solicited yet from DC, I still don't know anything about it other than it's slated for March.

The creator-owned series we're writing for a new digital platform (soon to be announced) is moving along. The art's finished for the first chapter, we've scripted the second, and are working on the next two installments. Hopefully we'll be able to talk more about this soon.

The 12-page Mermaid Man story I wrote for the Spongebob Squarepants comic has been penciled and looks really nice. The penciler's name is under wraps for now. I'm very happy to be working with this person.

Jill Thompson has finished up six new pages for a new Beasts of Burden one-shot and they look terrific. She's working on the last third or so of the issue. I am beyond excited to see the series back in production.

I'm slowly reworking a pitch for a continuing creator-owned project I'm developing with artist Veronica Fish, who is currently drawing two issues of the new Archie series as well as a fill-in on Howard the Duck. I have high hopes for this series.

The BEN 10 episode script that Sarah and I wrote is waiting for final approval from the Cartoon Network.

I have been made an offer I can't refuse from a publisher. And I won't. More later.

I've been asked to contribute material to a themed anthology book, as well as an overseas anthology magazine (although that would involve a reprinted piece, but still, it's pretty cool to be asked by this publisher for anything). Sarah and I have been asked to write a short story for an anthology comic, as well. Nothing signed and sealed on those, yet.

We had an offer to publish the Beasts of Burden book in a new market overseas.


I think that's everything going on right now. Things are pretty hectic. Mostly in a good way. Even I have to notice how many times I've written positive words here such as "happy" and "excited". Yes, it scares me as well. I have not been taken over by a pod person. It's still me.

The only really negative thing going on these days is that my arm and drawing hand are not in good shape. I'm in constant pain, with my fingers going numb and sharp pains below my shoulder blade. I work on commissions a little each day but after a while I have to put the pencil or pen down. Typing is also a problem right now. Sleeping can be difficult. Clearly my work habits and posture et al have been the wrong way to do things and left unchecked things will get worse rather than better. I've got an approval for a neurology appointment and have put in a call there and am waiting to hear back to set something up. Hopefully something will come of it that will help.

All for now. Hope everyone out there is well.