My apologies for the silence of late. It's been a busy semester here: first planning and hosting ICAF, then catching up on all the work I'd put off for ICAF, and of course volunteering for John Kerry. The past couple of weeks, every spare moment I've had after teaching and canvassing has been devoted to writing my first commissioned piece, a lengthy analysis of Peter Bagge's Reason comics for Indy Magazine (named "Best New Comics Magazine" in New York by the Village Voice).
I hadn't intended to take a second pass at Bagge's strips, but Bill Kartalopoulos had a great concept for his fall issue (the theme is politics and comics) and I'm glad I took him up on his offer. It's quite a jolt just to be published in the same issue with some of Bill's other contributors - now I've finally realized my lifelong dream of collaborating on a project with Henry James. (I thought I'd have to wait until Dreamworks releases our duet album in 2006.)
Hopefully, things will calm down after election day (mind you, that's what I said about ICAF too). I'm already planning my triumphant return with a post about what may be the mushiest liberalest comic ever made, courtesy of Gerry Conway, Dick Dillin, and Frank McLaughlin. In the meantime, the autumn issue of Indy Magazine is recommended to your attention.