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Archive for July, 2009

Return of the Blech part 2

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Well, I do appear to be on the mend, though I’ve been left with a rather nasty cough due to some heavy congestion. It seems to be the one cronic illness I have: sinus congestion and infections. Anywho, I feel like I’m in the clear or at least home stretch. However the end result is that I’m still not 100% and so my art has been painfully slow. And between the slow down due to illness and the convention this weekend I’ve made an executive decision to not even worry about posting pages until the end of the month (next Tuesday, basically). At that point, the mega con crunch will be over, I’ll be back from Connecticon, I should definitely be hale again, and I’ll have managed to cut back on some of my ever-increasing stress. I absolutely hate missing deadlines, despite how frequently I seem to do it. But I won’t do half assed work. I’d rather be late than sloppy.

I’d like to thank everyone who has sent me their kind thoughts and wishes of a speedy recovery. Also, I’ve now got a list of some home remedies, some of which I graciously call daunting. Thank you all for your support. I hope you will be patient with me just a little while longer and then we shall get back to the good stuff. This scene has been a favorite of mine and I’ve been looking forward to it since I first drafted it. It is truly a disservice to have kept it from you for so long. I promise you will not be kept waiting much longer.


Friday, July 24th, 2009

Sorry about the quietness on my end. I’ve fallen rather ill, just after getting back from Otakon. Despite feeling like crap I’ve been working, it’s just far slower than usual. We should have at least one page next week on Tuesday, if not returning completely to our normal Tuesday/Friday schedule. I’ll be at Connecticon next weekend, and I’m looking forward to that. You can find me up in the Artist Alley, or at any of the panels I’ll be running this year. Do stop by and say hello. I shouldn’t be sick by that point any more.

Once again, sorry for the continuing delays. God I hope this isn’t strep.


Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Hokay, got that out of my system, for the now anyway. Right, so things are literally insane right now. Between keeping the comic updated, preparing for two of my biggest conventions of the year (Otakon and Connecticon, slowly working through my growing pile of commissions, and just trying to keep on top of everything I barely have time to breath it seems.

Anywho! The important news is that Issue 2 is now available for PREORDER. Exclusive to the printed version of The Wyrd Bazaar is the first ever release of The Penumbra Chronicles which are a series of short 3 panel humorous strips following the misadventures of the three Umbra the rest of the Umbra are embarrassed to call brethren. It’s kind of fun how versatile the Umbra are for both creepiness as well as comedy. Also in the issue is an in-depth journal entry on the Fae from our intrepid envoy and bard beyond the Veil, Cam. These should be getting back from the printers in time for Connecticon which I’m very much looking forward to as always.

I’ve got a couple of new shiny bits of merch coming just in time for Otakon (hopefully), including a number of large posters (16×20″). People have been asking for larger prints, and who am I to say no? For those of you who can’t get out to the east coast conventions and meet me in person (one day I’ll get out your way, honest) I’ll have said posters available online shortly. As always, if there are any particular prints you’d like to have take up some serious wall space, please let me know.

Speaking of Otakon. I am not entirely certain where I will be this Otakon. I haven’t been terribly public about this, but I managed to miss the window to get into the artist alley (along with seemingly everyone else I know) so I’ve been on the wait list for the last month. I’m still hoping I’ll be able to get a table down in the Alley and so those attending might find me down there. You should go to the alley regardless, as there’s a lot of really great comics who are going to be there (Chris, Mike, Jennie, Mookie, Hawk, Ananth & Yuko, Dern, Steve, Brian, Shawn, Chris & Barb, Nick, Marty & Ross among others I’m sure). However, if I’m not in the Alley, you should be able to find me attached to the Morlock table in the dealer’s room.

Also! Ok, seriously, last bit of news before I get back to work. Honest! SUPER ART FIGHT! returns to Baltimore on the 16th! That’s right! Thursday, the night before the monstrous con known as Otakon, Artists will come together to beat the ever-loving pants off of each other using naught but a single paint marker. I will be there to defend my title. That’s right TITLE. I am the sole and only reigning SUPER ART FIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION! And I’m not about to let any lightweight take the title from me! You know who you are! Your days of lofty artistic fame are over! You’ll need to take a month off to nurse your poor little drawing hand back to health when I’m done with you! YOU ARE ON NOTICE!

As for the rest of you…