- My latest printed work is in Jack Kirby Collector #61. I've got a piece in there about the costume designs of the Eternals, particularly focusing on Ikarus. Michael Hamersky said he liked it.
- Kind of a surprise to me was in seeing that the latest Cool Jerk collection, Thinkulus, name-checks me twice. (Three times if you include the index!) Once was for some suggestions I made to a goth/rave bingo card, and once was for some... ahem... reference material that I supplied for a plastic surgery gag. Don't buy it from my meager contributions, though; that Paul Horn is pretty talented on his own!
- Over at MTV Geek, I've got two regular columns these days. One is Kleefeld's Fanthropology, in which I talk about fans and fandom, and the other is the antagonistically named The Top 5 Webcomics You Missed This Week, in which I spotlight five webcomics that did something cool or dramatic this week while you weren't bothering to pay attention, you stuck-in-the-last-century pamphlet-jockeys! Both columns come out on Fridays, so keep watching MTV Geek for new ones!
- Speaking of fandom, my first book Comic Book Fanthropology is still readily available. Both it and Edward Lear & the Snargetted Flartlethants of Nonsense are available through Lulu.
- I've still got an essay for The Ages of the Avengers: Essays on the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Changing Times to finish. With my collecton in storage and a deadline approaching, it's looking more and more like I'll have to break down and buy a second set of Avengers Forever so I can finish it.
- I'm registered to attend the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum's Grand Opening Festival of Cartoon Art later in November. My understanding is that registration is limited to only a few hundred, so be sure to sign up quickly!
- And I've still got my The Comic Book Adventures of Harry Blackstone, Magician Detective book on hold while I sort out my permanent living arrangements. Unlike a lot of other research projects I work on, almost none of the material here is available online and the hard copies I have are currently in storage. Fortunately, no one is at all clamoring for this, so I don't exactly have to worry about anyone swooping in and writing this book out from under me!
I'm honestly not big on self-promotion crap, especially when I don't feel I've published enough new work lately, but it's my birthday, and since I barely have enough time to keep up with my regular workload, much less celebrate another rotation around the sun (which was going to happen anyway), I'm going to cheat a bit here with a relatively easy-to-write post.