So I was at the Stanley awards a little while back, and it was great to catch up with some fellow Aussie creators. It did drive home that it’s a small world down here – the comics world, I mean. It would be great to go to the US sometime and see a huge convention like San Diego, but right now that won’t be happening until I somehow come into a large fortune after a mysterious benevolent relative I’ve never met passes away and leaves it to me, along with a haunted mansion that I must spend a night in before I can claim my birthright. Does this manion have an internet connection? Ha! Easy peasy. Huh, I don’t remember downloading those pictures of Slenderman to my desktop. What’s that sound? Why are the walls bleeding?
I promised to announce any hiatuses in advance, and that’s why there’s be a week-long break from updates in early January next year while I visit my folks in Melbourne. Since I’m Tasmanian, going to any location that is not within the borders of Tasmania involves a plane (or a boat, but bleearrgh, seasickness. Also, frequent attacks from ghost pirate ships, who needs that). I really loathe planes because I quite like gravity, and planes are the arch-rival of gravity. And I don’t like when my ears pop. And I can’t take a cat with me. That’s what they said last time, anyway, and I had to leave Astro in the Hobart airport lounge with a magazine and a bag of chips for four days until I got back.
Story-wise, we’re getting through the introductory bit of the tale, and moving into more serious territory shortly. Someone important is going to turn up soon. Yeahh! Things are happening! I can’t believe we’re still on chapter zero! Curse my need to establish background and mood!
Let your friends know about Rise From Ashes, as it will be a cautionary tale about treatment of the dead. Also, I want more pageviews. Click the social media icons to add my pretty art to your tumblr or twitter or facebook! It’s an instant talking point with those friends you never contact!