Monday, and I can already tell it's going to be a busy week. I've got a meeting or teacher workshop to attend every night, except for Friday.

Fortunately during Spring Break, I got a lot of writing done. I also indulged in some good literature -- Marjane Satrapi's Chicken with Plums, On Writing by Stephen King, Lost Girls by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie, and I'm currently listening to the audiobook for Neil Gaiman's American Gods. Enjoying it greatly while driving in the car. Makes me want to cruise randomly around the neighborhood to burn through those fifteen cassettes. Of course, I could get a tape player and listen to it in the living room. I'll do that after I finish this post.

My other recreational indulgence over Spring Break was the Pretty Baby exhibit at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Probably the best exhibit I've seen at the Modern. If you live in the area, you need to go, and if you don't... well, that's just sad. I'm planning to go again before it all ends on June 24. For writing Bolivar (chapter one is finished), which deals with many similar themes, Pretty Baby was a revelation. Highlights included this sculpture by Yoshitomo Nara and the work of Makiko Kudo and Loretta Lux.


La Reunion Workshop isn't too far away. I still have a lot of work to do. If you haven't signed up, by all means, sign up! Even if you don't consider yourself a comic book writer, this workshop is going to be a lot of fun. Plus, an after party at the impressive Belmont Hotel? You can't miss it.

Brock Rizy has an original Emily Edison pencil and ink drawing available on eBay (click here). Someone outbid me. The proceeds go to benefit Dave Sherrill who really did almost die.

Two days ago, Paul Milligan showed me the pencil layouts for our story. It's part of a Dash Bradley Stumblebum Studios anthology -- available locally on Free Comic Book Day. The pencils look great. I'm glad I got to work with Paul on this one.

Speaking of artists I want to work with, I sent Stephen Buell a one-page script for his Populus Ink webcomic. He liked it. And I'm rather fond of it too.