I mentioned that “The Beast in the Cave” was drawn in a rush of a few days, much quicker and rougher than my usual work on “Dream-Quest” etc., but this is the only page I feel a little guilty about. But hey, the ‘character in the dark in a completely dark panel’ is a respected tradition in the comics industry! Really…! …In any case, I promise that things like backgrounds will return in the subsequent pages.

I’ve been busy the last few weeks, and things are just getting busier; luckily, it’s all artwork-related business, so it’s a huge pleasure. Most immediately, in the next few days I need to finish up my 16-page story for Anything That Loves: Comics Beyond Gay and Straight. If you haven’t checked out the Kickstarter project yet, please do; it’s a book with an incredible lineup of creators and I’m really happy to have the chance to draw something for it. Also, if they reach the $25,000 goal on the Kickstarter, my page rate for the comic will go up, so I’ll be blunt: please go and give them all your money. You know you want to! And of course, please come back on Thursday for the next page!

NEXT UPDATE: Thursday!