Been out of town for a few days. The wife and I took a long weekend off, and just relaxed. Rented a few kid's films (Flushed Away, Monster House), a couple of comedies (Foul Play, Idiocracy) and The Prestige. Great film. Need to see it again.
Had another consultation in Boston last Thursday. Apparently, if I don't want my remaining kidney to konk out on me, I'm going to have to severely lower my blood pressure (new meds and a low-salt diet – which sucks, because all my favorite foods are just loaded with sodium) and deal with my probable sleep apnea.
Yeah, it seems quite likely that I'm suffering from apnea, and am seriously sleep deprived – which could explain my frequent inability to concentrate and my chronic productivity problems. I am therefore, not a slacker, but, essentially, a zombie.
I'm still struggling with a couple of comics scripts that I hoped to have finished a couple weeks ago. No good excuse – other than what I theorize above – just can't seem to whip them into shape. I have to clear them in the next week or so, though – I've got two short stories that I really need to start ASAP.
One of them is for the forthcoming Captain Midnight anthology. Stories and illustrations are starting to come in, and as one of the editors on the book, I'm thrilled with how it's shaping up. I'll post more details about contributors and such just as soon as I'm allowed to.
The Femme Noir miniseries is coming along well. Joe Staton continues to turn out some of the finest pages of his career, and inkers Horacio Ottolini (Issues #1 & #2) and Mark Stegbauer (Issues #3 & #4) are doing a great job with the finished art. Brian Bolland turned in the alternate cover for Issue #1, and it's beautiful.
That's it for now. Gotta get back to work.