Meant to type this earlier. I wanted to add that I have been feeling much, much better this week. As I said before, I’m in my final official week of healing. The trick going forward is to prevent future injury.
This week I’ve been focusing on re-organizing my studio to make tweeks recommended by my Physical Therapist. Some of it is little stuff, like simply implementing some new equipment, changing the angle of my desk, but some of it is big. Taking the opportunity to reorganize from the ground up, tossing out old junk that’s been accumulating over the past ten plus years of working from home, moving furniture around so I don’t feel so trapped in my work. Going through the comic collections, re-categorizing things on the bookshelf. Tossing out (or donating or boxing up) stuff that doesn’t inspire anymore. Generally affecting to my physical space the sort of reorganizing that I’ve been doing inside my own head over the past two months.
The net result is good so far. Still have some things to clear off, but it’s taking shape. I’m feeling more and more ready to come back to real life again. Starting tomorrow with an appearance at M.I.C.E., the super awesome little small press show run by the amazing folks at The Boston Comics Roundtable. Had I been in a better mental state I would have been making more noise about this, but right now I’m just happy I can show up and mingle with the good folks in BCR again. I’ll have my last few copies of PS Volume 2 left, but mostly I’ll just be happy if you come by and say hello.
Going forward I’m going to be doing some family things for the next couple of weeks, traveling to West Virginia and Ohio. I’ll also be doing a guest speaking appearance at Tsubasacon in a couple of weeks in Huntington, West Virginia. Aside from M.I.C.E. it will be my first real return to the world after all this. I’m looking forward to getting out and seeing the world a bit again.
Once I’m back in mid-October, I hope to have the studio back up and running and will have a better idea how my work is coming back. I’ll try to be more consistent at updating the blog between now and then. At least writing has become easier in the time I’ve been away.
In any case, hope to see some of you at M.I.C.E. tomorrow.