Monday, April 02, 2007

Absurdly Busy!

Where to start? Well, firstly, perhaps, an apology for not updating in so long, but there's just so much going on.

On the colouring front, busy with Heretic, another project that I'm not sure if I can mention yet, a remake of the Headlocked 6 pager, a CD cover for the Modern Monstrosity guys and a couple of pages for the Approbation guys. And I wanted to cut back on the colouring...sigh... That said, Cher and I are now colouring as a team, so expect to see future colouring jobs by us credited to "Orang Utan."

Speaking of Cher and I working as a team, we recorded our first show for Area 51 at the weekend. It needs a bit of polishing up, but hopefully the Area 51 people will like it and we can get it online soon.

The big news, though, is everything that's happening with Orang Utan, which continues to grow at pace. The official Orang Utan website hasn't been online for two months yet and we've already clocked up 20,000 hits! That's fairly mind blowing. (Oh, and congrats to Cher, whose comic review page on the Area 51 website clocked up over 9000 hits last month).

The first draft scripts for all four issues of the debut Slam Ridley mini series are now complete, and Paul Ridgon is hard at work on the artwork as I type.

Alessio is also hard at work on Young Gods, and I've recently received some great pin-up and cover artwork for Young Gods from Azim Akberali and John Charles (which you can see here).

Eleventh Hour is now, essentially complete. With all internal art both inked and lettered. I just have to prepare all the pages for printing, plus put together the blurb pages. Also, we're still waiting for the cover from Franke.

All in all, the preparations for Bristol are going well. We've just received our banners for the stand, and they look fantastic. Azim's art looks amazing blown up that big. We also have pretty much everything we need for the goodie bags now as well.

So much to do and so little time, but everything seems to be coming together now!

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