It’s been a while, I know. I haven’t been to the theater since February, and I suppose I could describe my spring, summer, and fall to you, but all three of them were mightily 2020’d, so let’s just give that a miss.
Will I make it back to a movie theater anytime soon? I doubt it. I’ve been watching things at home, including some theatrical releases, but I haven’t said much about them. I do keep hearing from people who say they miss my movie reviews, and y’know what? I think I can start doing those again.
Sandra and I watched TENET last night, and I’m sitting down to watch GREENLAND right now. I’ll get reviews up for those shortly.
Maybe I’m putting too fine a point on this, but holiday shipping is going to be a mess this year. There are a lot of factors at work, but let’s just set aside the “why” and talk about how to get ahead of it.
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In mostly unrelated news, the sabbatical projects are coming along nicely. I’m learning to draw digitally, and we’re making good progress on the very, very behind schedule print project for Big Dumb Objects.
Will the next Schlock Mercenary feature be created digitally? Maybe! I’m not ready to commit to anything yet, because there are still so many things I don’t know how to do.
Sabbatical notwithstanding, I’ve got work to do. The big project on my plate right now is the BIG DUMB OBJECTS bonus story, tentatively titled “The Big Disassembly,” which shares the TBD acronym with “to be decided.”
The story will be told with big page spreads. I’m doing the preliminary page composition, and Travis Walton is handling the big pieces of art. Then I’m doing the inset panels and the lettering. Here’s what page 2 currently looks like:
And here’s what it looks like if you pull back a bit for the two-page spread:
My friends at TypeCastRPG¹ are hosting a streaming AMA with me at 9pm Eastern on July 28th. You can post questions into the chatroom, so if you’ve ever wanted to ask me something, this is your opportunity.