Wow. Busy end to 2007: apologies for the dearth of bloggage. I'd make promises to do better this year, but they'd sound troublingly like beige blog-filler Resolutions and I'm staying well clear of those.
First order of business is to wish everyone a happy New Year. There's a weird sort of vacuum-effect in the publishing/comics worlds, whereby New Year's Eve exerts a curious "pull" upon working jobs, industrial momentum and personal motivation. It's as if everything after about mid-November is liable to get sucked into the inky darkness, and mentally set aside "for the New Year".
Consequently 2008 feels like it's been a loooong time coming, and now that it's here everyone finds themselves swamped with all those set-aside projects. Raaaay.
At any rate, there's a bunch of updates to be scattered out:
Readers will know that this title has been beset by horrendous delays. The artist and I can only apologise, and assure folks that we're doing everything in our power to overcome a host of unforseen Real World buggerations, and get things back on track. There's an explanation for the delays - along with a SNEAK PEEK AT THE NEXT ISSUE - right HERE.
SILVER SURFER: IN THY NAME
Part 3 of the cosmic craziness is out today (January 4th). Check out the dazzling wonderfulness of the cover by Comicky Superstar Paul Pope. Gorgeosity.
There's a SNEAK PEEK of this one too - this time aim your browser HERE, and wait for the puritans to start chucking toys out of the pram when they see page 3.
For the true Spursphere obsessive, let it be known that an Author Profile of yours truly is cluttering-up this month's SFX MAGAZINE (complete with a photo that makes me look like the bastard offspring of Wayne Rooney and a wichity grub), and that I've contributed a thoughtful little opinion-piece on GUNS GUNS GUNS to Issue 9 of DEATHRAY MAGAZINE, which should also be out today.
Let it also be known that, thanks entirely to the generosity of someone very special to me, I'm going to make it out to the New York Comic Convention this April. My yankee drinking buddies can hereby consider themselves adequately forewarned.