I do a lot of these...
The "Where I've Been" posts, that is. I've been incredibly swamped the past week or two with getting ready for New York Comic Con, and the coming months of cons and deadlines. in the next few weeks, I've got a couple of books coming out, and, hopefully, a few more announcements of things to come. I've gotten a bunch of Manga jobs, adapting and creating OEL's, so I've been spending my time catching up on some of the more popular manga on the shelf.
I drifted away from it a few years ago for a few reasons, primarily lack of cash, but, I felt like so much of the manga that made it here was sort of the cliche-laden version of manga, rather than the stuff I fell in love with as a child. For every Iron Wok Jan, there was three dozen faceless stories about boys with magical powers.
So, with that in mind I entered into reading Death Note with great hesitation. Plus, it's so insanely popular that it more or less has to suck, one would imagine.
But it doesn't. It's superb. It's some of the most sophisticated long term storytelling I've seen in comics of any kind in years. The way that the concept of the book manages to be turned on it's ear again and again, each time turning the book into something brand new.
It's completely worth checking out.
I'm also pouring through Uzumaki (also amazing... some of the best straight horror I've ever read in comics form, in fact.)
As to what I'm working on... Mark and I turned in the third Cleaners script to Dark Horse this week, I'm on the 2nd draft of my last Vampirella, which should be a doozey, and I'm just getting started on Cyblade #2. I've got one of those aforementioned manga projects cooking that's alarmingly cool (and has been LOTS of fun, thus far), and a few other unannounced iron-made trinkets
So, yeah, keeping busy.
I'll post my NYCC schedule in a few days. East Coast here I come.