Bit of a ramble. Apologies in advance.
Been working flat-out, so little niceties like maintaining a blog (or any kind of internet presence) have fallen by the wayside. I've been writing something for IDW that I don't think I'm supposed to talk about yet, in addition to my ongoing work on Snarked! - but I wrapped up the IDW job last week and I'm planning on focusing exclusively on Snarked for a couple of months in order to get the conclusion to the initial year-long story juuust right. I'm turning down some jobs to make this story the best it can be - I think it will pay off for me in the long run, and also I quite like seeing my family occasionally.
So! What's been going on? Well, the latest issue of Snarked!, #3, is in stores now - as is the Jim Henson's Storyteller anthology, and the graphic novel Nelson, both of which I contributed to. I recommend them all highly - and there's the added benefit with Nelson that all profits go to the charity Shelter. Worth your money this Christmas, I think. I've also contributed a two-pager to Nate Cosby and Chris Eliopoulos' Cow Boy book from Archaia, which I think is doing the rounds in digital form at the moment before being released as a book next year.
I've got a giclee print available from ACME of my first Muppet Show Comic Book cover - it's pricey but gorgeous, available on canvas as well as other, cheaper media. (If you're in the UK, try here or here.)
There are a couple of recent interviews with me floating around - there's this one at Words Away,
this one at Robot 6, and one I flagged previously at Heroes Online, but Heroes are always worth a second mention.
Recent stuff I've seen and want to shout about: Andy Hirsch's great new series Varmints - currently available digitally; I'm sure the book collection will be only a matter of time. Self-Made Hero's Lovecraft anthology, particularly the pieces by Ian Culbard and Mark Stafford. (I've heard tell that Mr. Stafford is working on something big for them next year - excellent news.) Shaenon Garrity's Narbonic: The Perfect Collection arrived in the post the other day and it's a joyous thing to behold. Rob Davis' blindingly great Don Quixote Volume 1 - mature, confident, spontaneous cartooning, and hilarious to boot. Fantagraphics' FloydGottfredson's Mickey Mouse Volume 2 - yow. Really starts to get good in this one.
I could go on but I've got some eye-watering crosshatching to finish. Have yourselves a glorious Christmas and we'll see you anon.