After melting thru a heatwave for the last few days (with a max of 44C/111F) the other day it’s nice to have some cooler weather. It means I can actually sit at the drawing board and draw instead of sweating all over the page or use the computer without worrying that the circuits might fry. What I did find though was that I could sit in the bath, filled with cold water and still write… although I did drop my note book in the water! To give you an idea of how hot the day was, the pages of the pad dried in under 30 minutes.

Anyhoo, I’ve spent a much milder day working on a page of art and I’m happy with the style – it’s B&W and much simpler. All that detailed art was straining my drawing hand, I think I was giving myself RSI in my thumb or something… another of the reasons why I decided to ease back on the production schedule and go on hiatus. I’ll post an excerpt from the page tomorrow.

I was also working on the final details of a collaboration with my Graphic Smash editor – writer T Campbell. I can’t recall if he’s said anything about it in his blog, and since it’s his baby I’m saying nothing more – except that I’m really excited about seeing this one online… more soon!

Thought my scanner had died today – turns out it was the transformer, so it only cost me $40 to replace instead of whatever scanners are going for these days… they’re pretty cheap I know but I’d be loathe to throw out something that still works.

Finally… I neglected to mention a work related ‘New Years Res’ – and by work I mean my comics as much (if not more than) my day job – and that is: “To be excellent!” Should be interesting to see if I can stick to this one!