it's completely snuck up on me...I had a really nice time at the Long Beach Convention, but it cost me: I came down with an awful flu, missed my grandmother's 99th birthday party, missed bringing my daughter to meet my cousins and to her aunts' houses, missed the Baltimore convention and missed most of this week, either in bed, delirious, or at my drawing table, equally delirious.
Still, this week is drawing to a close and some good things are coming up - my first two pages of Uncanny X-Men: First Class #4 get printed and shipped next week. The pages feature the arrival some really great characters, all of whom I had a lot of fun designing. Scott Gray thought them up in a burst of genius creativity, and they will be actively giving the Uncanny First Classers a hard time for a few issues. Perhaps on the day the book comes out, I can post a bit about them - they've certainly fired up my imagination.
I'm putting everything I can into this book, give it a chance and pick up a copy.