Kirby battles with Rat Fink!
Hey folks -- I've been absent for a little while here. Work on Return to Perdition -- and taking care of Kirby (see above) while Erika is at her 9 to 5 -- is keeping me busy, so I haven't had time to post to the blog. I'll make up for that eventually, and won't let things go too long without sharing some more cool stuff with you.
Erika, Kirby and I are getting ready to move soon -- not out of state, out of town -- or even out of our neighborhood -- but just down the walk, across the parking lot, and into a new place in the same apartment complex we're in now! If you think that's crazy, it's not nearly as weird as the time I moved from a downstairs apartment in a duplex to the upstairs, while the upstairs tenant moved downstairs (or the move in Muscatine that essentially involved trading houses).
We just need more room for our son Kirby -- so we're transferring to a bigger unit. One of the results for me will be a larger in-home studio space. Packing and moving all my books, model kits and art stuff will be a massive pain, but in the long run, I know it'll be worth it, so I'll suffer through. (Moving help from our Twin Cities friends will be gladly accepted -- even just to watch Kirby while we pack stuff up!)
In other news, I'm looking forward to attending FallCon, the local comic book show, on Oct. 10 and 11. There's a great guest list this year -- Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Gerry Conway, Michael T. Gilbert and many more -- including many of my former MCAD students, who are turning out some great work. For more info click HERE.
I'm crossing my fingers for good weather for the show. In the past we've at times had pouring rain, freezing cold and worst of all, a heat wave (in October!) -- a nice, cool Fall day would work just fine. If you attend, please stop by my table and say hello.
The Urban Legends and Shock Stories trading card sets I drew for Monsterwax are starting to appear in comic shops -- check your local shop to see if they ordered a box or two. Boxes (which include a full set of each) can be ordered directly from Monsterwax if you don't want to buy individual packs from your local shop.
I've inked a few issues of Batman: Brave & Bold for DC recently -- and an issue of Super Friends (which has already been collected in a trade paperback!) -- and am waiting for some more Batman to come my way. If all goes as planned, this will reunite me with Joe Staton. Joe and I worked together on the Eisner Award winning World's Finest graphic novel, as well as The P.I.'s at First Comics -- and assorted issues of the various animated-style Batman comic book series. I'll also be drawing a story for the new Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave comic, from a script by my pal Martin Powell.
So if you've been wondering why I haven't posted any new cool stuff since the Lawson Wood post -- I hope I've cleared that mystery up for you. Now I've got to run -- comic pages must be drawn and Kirby needs some attention. See you in the funny papers -- and here too -- as soon as my schedule allows.
And I thought MY life was hectic!
Wee Kirby looks like a chip off the old block!
Rat Fink doesn't look like he stands a chance.
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