Been a little while (well... since posting anything meaningful anyway)!
I was going to do a massive post-Comic Con blog post, but I was tweeting pretty regularly (well, each night anyway) and to be honest, I've talked about it and told the same story to so many people that I'm kinda over telling it. I will say this though -- in spite of the craziness that was SDCC 09, I had a fantastic time. I met a shitload of cool people and while the idea of having fans of my work still kinda trips me out, I really do appreciate everyone who came up and spoke to me and who said they dug what I was doing. Hopefully you'll keep following what I do outside of the Turtles, as Andres and I have something really cool on the go that I think you'll all REALLY dig.
Some big things happening. I'm pretty much flat broke and unemployed right now, and if it weren't for my mum I wouldn't be eating right now. My parents separated a while ago, but from what I gather it's really only become something "official" of late. I don't care what anyone says, or what age you are when it happens, it hits hard no matter who you are. In fact, I think the longer your parents were together, the harder it is when they split. Anyway, that's caused a huge number of problems in my family but we're getting by well. I'd also like to thank the people who've been supporting me through it. I'll admit I've been kind of avoiding social situations because a) I don't want to be drag when I know stuff like this makes me all introverted and b) I don't like venting my problems or troubling people with them when everyone else has their own shit to deal with.
Also, in spite of everything going on at the moment, I've already found a place to move into in North Carlton with a couple of new friends that I'm really excited about. I've pulled out of my studies (I was studying secondary teaching) after thinking about the direction of my life and who I've been doing things for and all that rot. A few discussions with friends at SDCC and people I look up to on a professional level really hit home and I've decided to focus solely on my writing, because really, I want nothing more than to keep telling stories. I have never been more in my element than when I'm writing a comic script, and I've decided to pull back on everything and just focus on making a real go of that. Of course, I've also gotta find work to support this decision, so that's what's on the agenda for the immediate future.
Right now on the comics front, I'm working on my own things, and just making new friends and contacts to try and tell more stories and get them out there to the people I think/hope will dig them. As far as the Turtles go, there are some really cool things in the future, but right now, I'm not a part of that. I still have a shitload of stories I want to tell, and I've heard there are some avenues being explored for next year and beyond, but nothing has been set in stone. All I can say is that all you guys and gals out there NEED to let Mirage know what you want (whether it involves me or not) because in spite of what some people may say or try and have you believe, Mirage do hear you.
In other news, I'm in this great mode at the moment. I've rediscovered INXS, just read a shitload of fantastic comics and Third Eye Blind have recorded songs for Rock Band. Today has been a good day. Gonna post a monsterism soon too, but in the mean time, here's something cool. Yes the influences are obvious, but I could not give a shit. I'm even calling him "The Chuck". That's right. "The". "Chuck".