My girlfriend's mum died of last week after a years long fight with cancer. The month leading up to it had been intense rounds of taking her to different hospitals, getting numerous opinions and mainly having to care for her at her own home. Having lost my dad to cancer about 8 years ago, it was all horribly familiar. Strangely enough, she actually died in the same hospice, in the room next to the one my dad had died in all those years ago.
So whilst Anastasia and her sister busy themselves with funeral arrangements (under Russian tradition, the funeral usually takes place three days after the death, but because of all the snow it's had to be postponed. The snow was actually quite poetic in it's appearance, it started in the evening of the day that Galia had died and had come in from Russia), I'm attempting to get myself out from a rut of spending my spare time playing computer games and smoking too much weed instead of drawing. For a while, the urge to put pen to paper left me completely.
When I did eventually get back to it, it flowed surprisingly easy and just this morning I put the finishing touches to a new Curtis and Terrorist comic. I'm adamant also that Bloc will be finished for the UK Web and Mini Comix Thing in March, even though every time I spend time on it I end up adding another two pages. It's looking to clock in at around 40-something pages now. Oli's script had it at 18 pages. TFTF#8 hasn't been forgotten about and although the last issue came out almost a year ago now, it will be blessing your eyes sooner than you may think...
A new Dan Lester Mystery should be out in time for the next LUC event in June.
One of the things I know is gonna get me back on the artistic bandwagon is this Monday's LUC organised "PubDraw". Basically, we've ripped of Tom Humberstone's Pen Club.
Come along, bring yer mates, bring pens, bring paper. Let's drink n draw. Together.
Facebook group here. Main London Underground Comics site here.
One of my new year's resolutions was to make more frequent blog posts, so from this day forth I'm gonna attempt to make one at least once or twice a week. So, next week: PubDraw report and The Secret History of Tales From The Flat revealed!