Long Time Coming

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Long Time Coming

Original Release Date: May 18, 2010

Another page of me venting my angst concerning my job situation at the time.

Mike lets Todd know exactly how he feels about him. The last panel is a little ambiguous, though. Todd is under Bob's mind control, but the readers don't know that, yet. It seems like Mike has struck a nerve, but why would Todd care if he's being mind-controlled? But, it's also possible he's just upset because he knows he's losing his control over Mike. My original intent when drawing this was to imply that Mike had struck a nerve, but I think you can read it either way.

The background of panel one is based on a particular intersection I crossed every day walking to work. It's not 100-percent accurate, but I think it turned out pretty well!

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Progress Report and Cape Mini Con

Work continues on Six Legs, No Heart. Progress is slow, but steady. I'm in the middle of pencilling page 16 now. I've been preoccupied the last couple of weeks with a birthday party for my wife and a charity video game marathon, so I haven't been getting as much work done as I would like. Those events were great and a lot of fun, but now that they're over, it's time to get back on schedule.

Also, and I apologize for the short notice, I'm making one more comic con appearance this year! Cape Comic Con, my hometown convention, is partnering with the Crisp Museum at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus to host a mini comic con in conjunction with an art exhibit called "Heroes, Villains, and Monsters." It's at River Campus on Saturday, November 12, from 9am to 4pm, and you can find out all you need to know about it right here. I'll be there sketching, selling books, and probably working on Six Legs, No Heart, too. Come have a great day with us!

In the meantime, I gotta get back to work!