Archive for December, 2012

December 12th, 2012 | filed in News

No ACEN or Anime Boston in 2013

As I mentioned in the previous post, burying the lead, I’m clearing my convention calendar for the near term until I’m ready to put out Part Four in book form. This means I won’t be attending many of my usual shows in 2013, including Anime Central and Anime Boston in the spring.

This is a painful decision, because I’ve attended ACEN since 2004 without fail, but it’s getting to the point where it doesn’t make sense to go when I don’t have anything new to promote. It’s possible I’ll have the book finished by the time May rolls around, but there’s no guarantee of that. It might be working its way back from the printer. Or I may still be touching up the artwork and getting it ready to send off. Either way, it makes more sense to figure out my touring schedule after I’ve finished the book, not before.

So, if you don’t see me at the usual conventions next year, it’s not because I’m dead or have fallen off the map. I’m just taking a break and gathering my energy so I can make a strong return.

December 10th, 2012 | filed in New Chapter, News

New Scene! War Stories (Part 1 of 2)

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Nothing like a little tension building by way of distraction. Kate finally gets her War Story out of Mike. This is the first half of a bigger scene. Part 2 to come in mid-January, once I’ve come back from the Holiday stupor.

Work is going smoothly again. Still pacing myself to avoid any lingering symptoms, but finding a groove, now. Getting back to juggling illustration work and comics again, and it feels good.

I’m looking forward to putting in more studio time now that I’m healthy again, and will be clearing my convention appearance calendar for the next several months at least until I finish up the production for this book. So this means I won’t be appearing at a number of my usual haunts like Anime Boston or Anime Central this spring. I’d rather conserve my energy for creating the artwork and story for now and re-emerge with something new in hand once it’s actually ready, instead of forcing myself to rush out a book that isn’t quite ready in order to satisfy the arbitrary convention cycle. I know this is the better way to go.

Anyway, Happy Holidays, everyone! I’ll see you next month with Part 2 of this scene.