February Update: Sick As The Proverbial Dog, But Still Productive
Xan and I have been as sick as we could possibly be with the cold/flu thingy that’s going around, spending most of January and all of February so far coughing and feverish. Having no appetite and no interest in leaving the house gave me plenty of time to focus on work, and I’ve been really productive. While I still can’t discuss my current full time project, I can talk about some small jobs I’ve been able to complete lately.
First, Tom Strong is getting the “Deluxe” treatment this Spring/Summer when Wildstorm collects ten or twelve of the best issues of the series as a deluxe hardcover collection. Editor Kristy Quinn asked me to do a new cover for this collection, and the results are pictured below. I’ll post more details about the Deluxe Collection when I have them.
The pencil art for the cover of the Tom Strong Deluxe Hardcover Collection
At some point this year, Ocean is also getting collected in a new edition. I don’t have too many details on this collection either, but one thing I do know is that it will have supplemental material from both myself and writer Warren Ellis. I provided Kristy Quinn (who’s editing this book as well) with every Ocean character design drawing, sketch and unfinished page I could find.
When not working, I’ve also been busy arranging convention appearances for the rest of the year. In April, it looks like we’ll be returning to Toronto for the Toronto ComiCon Fan Appreciation Event on the 18th and 19th. In September, we’ll be heading to Spain for a Comics Festival in Aviles–more on that when I have the details. Then in October, it looks like I’ll be attending the Mid-Ohio Con here in Columbus again. If you’re able to attend any of these shows, come out and say “hi!”