I'm going to forego any apologies for a nearly three year lapse in any updates. Let's assume apologies have been both given and received.
My aim here is to collapse the various elements of my life into one place. It turns out, I have a lot of stuff going on. For the record, yes, I'm still working on the King-Cat/John P. documentary. I'm decently far along, and believe it will be released (whatever that means) in 2014.
My wife and I also had a baby this year, Oscar, who's a charming young man at ten months of age.
In the spring of 2011, I resumed my life/career as an activist by running for the Denver city council and losing. This lead to my current employment at a fairly well known environmental organization, managing a fairly large project team which requires significant travel.
I still co-own Kilgore Books & Comics in Denver, thought my resumed career caused a relocation from Denver --> Washington, DC in September of 20132. My partner Luke and I split responsibilities so that he's in charge of the shop in Denver, and I take the point on our comics publishing venture.
In July of this year, we moved our little family from the 'way too expensive' District of Columbia to the wilds of suburbia in a land called......College Park Maryland.
Oh, and I got elected to the Board of Directors for the Small Press Expo. Congrats, Dan.
So, it's been a busy couple years, my beard has begun turning grey, and I find myself with amazingly little free time. Sadly, I've largely given up screen printing endeavors and much music playing, beyond screwing around on the guitar with Oscar.
I found myself trying to have specific outlets for things -- this blog for the documentary, another for writing about comics, another (in my head) for writing about being a dad, Facebook for kid pictures, a zine for both fatherhood and comic interests.
Meanwhile, I keep trolling Craigslist, looking for a cheap but functioning printer so that I can live out my secret fantasy of becoming Zak Sally.
Oh yeah, I keep buying pens and notebooks and pretending I might some day be a cartoonist.
So, tonight I decided to just say to heck with it, and dump all my weird projects here. We'll see what happens with it.
To start, I've gotten pretty obsessed with collecting original comic art. Over the course of the winter, I got in touch with and bought some pages from Seth, and he sent along the nicest set of ephemera you could imagine.
Here's a little sample that includes his very old (no longer in use) 'Pencil Art Association' certificate: