Things have been hectic, over here at The Panel. For the past several months we’ve been prepping a move from southern California to to Denver, CO and new opportunities. This means I won’t be able to upload any comics for the next few months and will probably be out of commission for new assignments until about August or September as I won’t even have a studio set up to do work in until that time.
Things have been quiet around here with business. When the house was purchased, it was a HUD home, torn up by its last tenant who lost his mortgage to the house. Acid was poured on carpets, doorknobs snapped off, toilets “double decked.” The sprinkler systems were sabotaged, spray paint in the shower, backyard overrun with weeds and critters of all types. It was disgusting. Nearly four years later, the market bounced back and many back-breaking hours of labor put into sprucing up the place. I know that this isn’t the most artistic thing to talk about, but it is what my life has become of late- The New Yankee Workshop meets the “Paint Drying Channels” of HGTV and the DIY Network. Not in the watching, but in the doing.
We’ve placed pavers, nailed down weed-cloth, poured rock, spread mulch, planted, re-planted, and weeded every inch of the yard. The lawn regrown, the sprinklers fixed. Fans installed. New tile, new baseboards. Paint, paint, paint. Basically flipping the house more slowly than the shows. Our PODs arrived this week and the heavy stuff is in. The move is very real now.
I realize now, as much as I like gardening, cleaning, and repairing things, I miss making art. I have been finishing up projects for other people and writing in the evenings super-secret-hush-hush projects of my own. Until I pack up the office, I will be posting updates to my Livestream account. In Denver, I’ll pick everything up again once we get settled. The end of No Stereotypes has been written. I have plans for Life of Glych as well as a few other things. No pictures this post, just an update. So…have a nice summer!
Here’s a link to the livestream, though!