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FINALLY!!!

After a month of 10 – 12 hour days of cleaning, repairing, painting and moving everything we own (often several times… we had to pile things in one room so we could renovate another, then empty that room to renovate the first room, etc… repeat as necessary).

I finally have a studio!

Now, to get back to work.

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We’re on a Hallway to Hell…

My drawing board is under there somewhere.

In response to the comment left on last week’s post:

I am trying to finish the last chapter of “smile of the absent cat”, but it seems that every time I start to work on it again, life gets in the way.

The latest interruption was suddenly having only two weeks notice to pack up, renovate and move. We are still in the middle of moving and painting.
All of my drawing stuff is buried under a mountain of other stuff in the upstairs hallway. As soon as I can get back to drawing again, my number one priority is to finish that last chapter.

There were 4 previous chapters published in Heavy Metal Magazine as they were completed. Chapter 5 is coming out soon in issue #296. I am hoping that chapter 6 will be in issue #298.

The whole 48 page story will be collected into a book and published by Heavy Metal. Hopefully some time early next year.
I have no idea why they have already solicited for the book saying it will be released Oct 2019.

That clearly isn’t the case.

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Back from Baltimore

The 20th anniversary Baltimore Comic Con was a blast!

Thanks to everyone for a great show!

Here is my contribution to the 2019 Yearbook featuring Blacksad:

And a couple of commissions that I completed before the show and took with me:

Iron Man by Bob Layton, backgrounds by You Know Who
Magik, pencils by Bret Blevins, inks by Tom Palmer and backgrounds pencil and inks by me based on this original cover:
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Getting ready for Baltimore

Working on a couple of commissions for the show but I can’t post those yet. Nor can I post, just yet, my contribution to the Baltimore Yearbook featuring “Blacksad“. So here’s a drawing I did of the house in which we rent our tiny, little “tree fort” apartment. (It’s the window at the upper left)…

… and I haven’t posted a “Smile of the Absent Cat” page for a while… so:

Click below for show info:

October 18 – 20
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Becoming Frankenstein…

As Frankenstein assembles his monster we get the back stories to the body parts and individuals they came from.

An upcoming six issue series written by Mel Smith and Paul Birch, pencils by Craig Hamilton, inks by Larry Welch and colour by yours truly.

More info as it becomes available.

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And coming up soon:

October 18 – 20
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Back from Edmonton…

Twas the last days of summer. Perfect boating weather as we headed halfway to the arctic circle. Then, with added irony, we flew right over our marina:

It was a great show. Did some sketching…

…showed off my ‘Shuster’, was interviewed for the Edmonton Journal…

…and attacked by zombie fans…

…so, you know, the usual.

Coming up next:

October 18 – 20
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Deck the Halls…

Here’s me with my Joe Shuster Award inducting me into the Canadian Comic Book Hall of Fame.

And this weekend I will be showing off my plaque at table PR32 At the Edmonton Fan Expo.

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