Phase 7 #009 is done! Haircut Friday!!!
After a long radio silence, I am pleased to announce that I finished drawing Basewood Chapter 5 at 3am on Friday morning. A few hours later Claire and I jumped in a car with James Sturm and both of the current CCS Fellows, Julie Delporte and Blaise Larmee, and we all headed down to New York City for the weekend.
Julie and Blaise both headed out to the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, which I sadly did not get to check out. But Claire and I ran a bunch of errands, James and I had a meeting with Al Jaffee (!!?!) and then Claire and I hung out with her extremely nice friends Amanda and Dustin.
We went and saw The Muppets which I LOVVVVVED. I pretty much cried through the entire movie. It was very cleverly written, the songs were great (I already bought the soundtrack and have been listening to it non-stop) and I think it will be very satisfying for hard core muppet fans as well as newcomers. Highly recommended!
Now that I'm back in WRJ, I'm in full-on production mode. As of this entry I have about half of the book scanned in, so I should be able to finish it up tonight and tomorrow. Wednesday I'll print, and as you can see above, on Friday I am having a book release party, which will be open to anyone who wants to attend. After a brief presentation, Claire is going to FINALLY cut off all my hair. We are going to tape it, so if you can't be there, you'll be able to watch it online.
If you are a Phase 7 subscriber and your address has changed since this summer PLEASE send me your current mailing address. Subscriber copies will be going out this week!