Monday, August 21, 2006

I Wonder

Here's a few panels from the third page of Forces of Nature.
I wonder what happens next.....

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Rikki Don't Lose That Number

Well, I finally had the chance to go see a movie in the theatre ( the last movie I saw in the theatre was STAR WARS: Revenge of the Sith). The movie was Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and it was a lot of fun. Not as good as I hoped it would be, but a lot of fun, nonetheless. I love Will Ferrell. That man can make almost anything hilarious.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

White Wedding

I was out in Pitt Meadows today for my cousin Taryn's wedding. It's so nice to see two people so in love. It was a wonderful occasion. And I'm not just saying that because it gave my boy and me an excuse to wear our kilts! The mystery of what I'm wearing (or not wearing) underneath the kilt continues to be unsolved.....

And, as an aside.... the computer problems aren't worked out, yet. It seems it likes to shut down whenever the CPU is working too hard. I have a suspicion that it has something to do with one of the fans inside the computer not going on. This causes it to overheat and then shut itself down.

But, then again, what the hell do I know about computer mechanics?

Thursday, August 10, 2006

It's More Fun To Compute

Man, you never know how much you miss something until it's gone.

We had a major computer crisis yesterday that left us silicone impaired. Luckily, a friend of ours was in town who just happens to be a wiz with these calculating companions, we call PC's. He managed to coax some more life out of "ol' Bessie"*, which allowed Jackie and myself to breathe again.

I came to realize that almost every step of my comic book creating process is tied, in one form or another, to the use of that little micro processing warrior. Needless to say, the sudden awareness of my reliance on my Gigabyte Cowboy has given me a new found respect for it.

I only hope it can forgive me for all the verbal and physical abuse I oh so recently hurled at it.....

* actual name of home computer changed to protect its privacy.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Hallo Spaceboy

I have done a very bad thing. I now have a MySpace page.

What was I thinking?

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Wish You Were Here

Well, it's been over a week since I got back from the beast named San Diego Comic Con. I'm still trying to find the right words for the experience. Plus, I caught a cold two minutes after getting off the plane, so putting coherent thoughts down in text has been a difficult thing to do.

I'll say that it was large. No surprise there. But, funnily enough, it wasn't as big as I was anticipating. After reading about the SDCC for so many years and hearing from everyone that it was this monster of a convention, I had constructed this unrealistic vision of what it would be like in my head. But, it was indeed large. Thankfully, I've got the legs (or maybe feet) for walking all day which made the overly physical aspect of walking that huge hall from end to end a non-issue.

San Diego was hot. Really hot. Well, really hot for a temperate zone kind of guy like me. The convention hall was a good temperature, though. The air conditioning was doing it's part to keep the smelly people from getting even smellier.

There were a few deals on comics to be had, but most of the dealers were over priced. I did find 4 of the books I was looking for: Shogun Warriors #14, #20 and Fear Agent #3 and #4. I got a bunch more other stuff, too, including the DAREDEVIL: MAN WITHOUT FEAR tpb by Miller and Romita Jr.... at 50% off cover!

I met some really cool people (I won't name names, in case I forget someone and they put a hex on me), some for the first time and some for the first time face to face. You know, the internet is a funny thing.... I've worked with people for years through the internet but only just met some of them face to face for the first time during this trip. Sadly, I have yet to meet A. David Lewis in person, and we have been working to together on comics for over 3 years!!

Overall, it was a pretty good trip. Hopefully, I'll get out to another SDCC within the next few years.