[Burnt out in Red Hook, NY]
I delivered the first ten pages of line art for THE ALCOHOLIC to Vertigo on Friday and made sure to post a substantial episode of my web-comic, FEAR, MY DEAR at act_i_vate this past Wednesday because I'm going to miss my deadline this coming week. Tomorrow morning I'm off on a cruise to the Bahamas with my mama for her birthday. I was warned that I'll need to wear a buttoned down shirt with a collar at dinner but that I'll probably spend most of my time wearing a bathing suit and walking the decks in flip-flops. Never in a million years would I have gone on a cruise ship but I aim to make my mama happy and, frankly, I could use the break. I'm teetering on the breaking point of my capacity to focus and produce solid comix and, barring sea sickness, I could use the sun and sleep. I'm bringing some trashy pulp novels to read and a layout pad to work out the next batch of ALCOHOLIC pages. Other than that, I plan to do nothing for a week. Wish me luck.