Personal blog - and temporary home page until new website is finished - of writer, editor and graphic artist Christopher Mills

Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday A.M. Miscellany

• Yeah, I know. I haven't been posting much lately. Basically, I haven't had anything to write about. I'm working on a half-dozen projects that are all moving at various degrees of slowness, and have been feeling kinda lethargic and distracted. Guess I'm in a funk.

• Other than trying to write, all I've been doing is watching DVDs with the wife in the evenings. We've been watching the first three seasons of The X-Files, which I haven't seen since they originally aired back in the early 90's. We're about halfway through Season 3 right now, and I'm really enjoying revisiting Mulder and Scully. Thanks to Netflix, we recently wrapped up watching the first season of the Doctor Who spin-off, Torchwood, as well, which I liked better than I expected. It's not as good as Who, and waay too preoccupied with sex, but this first season had some genuinely excellent episodes, and the good outweighed the bad by a fair margin.

We've also recently watched the French animated film Persepolis, which I highly recommend. Ditto the HBO miniseries, John Adams, which was rather brilliant. I can also recommend the latest DC Animated feature, Batman: Gotham Knight, an anthology of Batman stories animated by several renowned Japanese anime directors. The stories bridge the gap between the live action features Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, and with maybe one exception, are excellent. I'll be adding this to my library eventually.

• The third issue of Femme Noir should be at the printers now. The fourth issue is coming along nicely, and should be ready to deliver to the publisher shortly. Among the projects I mentioned above is a Femme Noir 48-page one-shot special, tentatively titled "Supernatural Crime" (after my old website), and I've already begun scripting it. We're also discussing with the publishers, Ape Entertainment, a second miniseries and a collection of the original webcomics, which would be re-scanned, and re-colored for print. I'll keep you posted.

• Just found out yesterday that there's going to be a one-day comics & pop culture show in Bangor, Maine on September 13th called BangPop! If I can scrape up the fee for a table, I'm planning to attend. I haven't been to any conventions or shows in two or three years, and I figured that even if there isn't much of a turn-out, it might be a good idea to get out and hawk some books.

• The weekend before that show, Brandi and I will be camping out at Cobscook Bay State Park, which is, very nearly, as about as far East as you can get in the United States. We haven't been camping in several years, either, and now that I've lost some weight and am starting to feel better physically, we thought it was time to break out the tent and rough it for a couple of days. It's a beautiful park with secluded campsites and it will be nice to get outdoors for a weekend. Of course, it's already starting to feel like Autumn around here, so we're planning on bringing some warm clothes.

Hopefully, I'll be feeling well enough to do some hiking with my wife and our dog.

• Here's hoping you all have a great and safe Labor Day weekend!


Charles Gramlich said...

I just picked up issue 2 of Femme Noir from my comic book store yesterday. Haven't had time to read it yet.

Craig Zablo said...

Hope things continue to move in the right direction, boss. Hang in there!

Paul said...

Looks like the 3rd issue of your Kolchak tales will be out in mid September (according to Moonstone's website). Looking forward to it!

The King Of Cool said...

I wish you the best. It definitely sounds like you have been watching some good stuff. Have a great holiday weekend.

John Platt said...

Wow, a comic-con in Maine. I've totally been jonezing for one. And Joe Hill will be there! I really should think about making the drive up there...