Saturday, September 6, 2008
Suze and I are headed down for our annual vacation at her parents' place on Harker's Island, NC to celebrate our anniversary. (September 11th. Yeah, I know.) I've mentioned the place before. Her parents live in a big house they built for themselves when they retired. Across the street is the smaller cottage that they literally built themselves and the entire family has used for decades. They've recently given the entire place a facelift so it's almost a new building. Both houses look out over the water and while it's not exactly ocean front, it might as well be. At high tide, you can't tell the difference.
We're not looking forward to the drive down (5-to-6 hours) because last time Charlie pooped in his cage after the first mile (HUGE poop!) We cleaned it up, hit the road again and he howled for the next hour before tiring himself out. So we know we have that to look forward to. But he and Toonces had such a great time last trip that we know it's worth it.
Usually, I take a bag full of books and finish 3 or 4 of them during the week. This week, because of Hurricane Hannah, we're getting a late start and I plan on spending my time finishing page four of our 'Haps story and starting on our flip cover. (Um, we're still doing that, right Todd?) I'm also taking down some comics that have been piling up including a HUMAN TARGET trade paperback by Peter Milligan and Javier Pulido. I read FINAL CUT on a lark and fell in love with the characterization by Milligan but Pulido's artwork especially. It reminds me of Darwyn Cooke's and that's all I needed to see. I'm hooked. Anyway, I doubt I'll be finishing many novels this week. I am taking the last two John Sanfords, though, just in case.
Since I'll be away from the computer for at least a week, I thought I should post page two before I left. I think I'm getting a better feel for the characters here and getting a little more comfortable with the idea of it actually being published so I'm loosening up a bit. Christian did point out a couple of things that he's going to have to fix in the inks (Big's shoulder is off a little in panel three.) and some continuity things that Craig pointed out that are also being fixed. Hopefully, you'll better see what I'm talking about when Christian posts his inked version later this week.
I hope everybody has a good week. I know I will. See you when we get back.
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