- This past weekend, I was a guest on Webcomic Beacon Newscast, hosted by Thomas Revor, Jason Strawsburg, Eric Kimball, and Alex Heberling. Ben Carver of Animation Aficionados was a guest as well. We talked about comic stuff not going on in San Diego with the Penny Arcade Kickstarter probably being the biggest discussion point.
- The Jack Kirby Collector #59 just came out, and I'm once again in the issue with my "Incidental Iconography" column. This time out, I take a look at Captain America's shield. A more varied history than you probably think! You can preview the issue (including the first half of my column!) as well as order it from the TwoMorrows site. I believe #60 will include not only my regular column, but a second article examining all three surviving scripts from Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's Fantastic Four. (Yes, I said THREE surviving scripts!) Issue #60 is due out towards the end of the year.
- MTV Geek continues to run my Kleefeld on Webcomics column. My most recent columns look at the Eisner and Harvey Awards for webcomics and the notion of having a buffer for one's material. This Friday's piece will talk about webcomic creators and when/if/how it makes sense for them to attend any given convention.
- The Comic Book Adventures of Harry Blackstone, Magician Detective. I've finally gotten back to working on my next book. That's the good news. The bad news is that I've got over 250 pages of art that all need some heavy re-touching. I thought I might be able to get away with some broad Photoshop filters, but there's just too much clean-up work that has to be done manually. There's no original art to work from and many of the printed pages were just of really low quality to begin with. I swear the printers had three year olds cut the plates out of a wet sponge. I'm making progress, but it's a LOT slower than I originally anticipated.
- And, naturally, the Kleefeld on Comics blog continues apace.
- With Comic-Con still fresh in mind, I'm kicking around hitting one or two places on the convention circuit this year. The Cincinnati Comic Expo is a no-go (I'll be out of town) and I'm not seeing that much of interest at Wizard World Ohio or Wizard World Chicago. I might try for either Baltimore Comic-Con or NYCC; I've never been to either. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on them (or make other recommendations).
Headline: Sean Works On Stuff
I haven't talked about what I'm working on in a couple months, so I thought I'd drop some quick updates...