PARTY LIKE IT'S 2018

It's been a while, which means that it's time for some housekeeping! 

2017 was an amazing year for me. I feel a little bit bad about it, actually, because as the world at large is getting pressed through a meat grinder and having the soul squeezed out of it, here I am, being happy and all that. Oh well...

You can still order Invisible Hands directly from American Gothic Press, or find the collected digital edition on Comixology (with bonus materials). I couldn't be more proud of the series, and I still can't believe that we were allowed to make something this weird! 

I recently sold a short story to an anthology. It hasn't been announced yet, so I'm not sure if I'm allowed to talk about specifics, but it's a huge milestone for me. Writing in a second language can be intimidating, so having my prose "pass" feels incredibly validating. I can't wait for you guys to read it! 

I'm also working on not one, not two, but three comic books! They're in different stages of completion, of course, but the work itself is exciting and I'm collaborating with some amazing artists. Receiving new artwork is still my favorite part of making comics. I don't think it could ever get old. 

Speaking of comics: I hope you're enjoying The Last Panel (pick up The DarkSide magazine if you want physical copies, or if you like horror in general). The lack of brand new Observatory shorts doesn't mean that the webcomic is dead... to the contrary! We're working on something, I promise :) But if you have an itch for flash fcition, check out Nothing Ever Happens in Fox Hollow, where I'm a guest contributor.

On a personal note, I'm turning 36 tomorrow. I guess I'm officially an adult now. Jeez. My wife and I are taking a sabbatical, we've been traveling the world since the beginning of November. We started in Europe, and with a quick stop in the United Arab Emirates we jumped over to Southeast Asia about a month ago. I'm writing this post in Cambodia, which is our 12th country on this journey. 

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I thought about keeping a travel diary here, but decided to keep this blog somewhat focused on comics and writing. But you can follow our journey on Instagram!