The last couple of days I was flat in bed with fever and an erupting stomach. I missed the Komikero meeting last Sunday. I wasn’t able to work, which bummed me the most. I’m feeling a bit all right today to start working again, and there’s lots of stuff to do.
But for a couple of days I’ve had a chance to really rest, but not quite. Even lying down I came up with comics ideas and one that amused me (and Ilyn) the most was one with the title “Captain Noah and the Battle Ark”, complete with Battlejeeps and Trike-Cruisers. I’ve been puttering with the idea of a huge ark in space for quite some time, not realizing that it had been done many times before. So that’s why Leinil yawned at an ARK idea I had a while back. But this one I came up with sounds really fun, and its going to be for kids. Once again, it’s another idea that goes into the big black book, and as to when I actually start work on it (if I ever do), it won’t be for a long long time.
Lying down I also got a bit of a chance to read. Budjette Tan had given me a copy of WISDOM, written by Paul Cornell. Now I’m a huge fan of Paul Cornell because of his stories for Doctor Who. I thought his writing on Wisdom was terrific and it made me want to start collecting his stories.
I also read a magazine on Genealogy, “Who Do You Think You Are?”, published by the BBC, and it’s made me interested in finding the roots of my own family. It may be difficult as there might have been a couple of undocumented name changes in our past that could obscure accuracy. But still, it might be interesting just what I would find investigating our old church records and what it would say about our family.
I also listened to a few podcasts I downloaded into this neat little gadget that Ilyn bought me for my birthday. I’d been hankering for this thing for several years now and I’m glad to say we could finally afford to get it. So I downloaded a few episodes of Comic Geek Speak, which I’ve been listening to on and off for the last few years. Only now did I stumble into an episode that featured “Uncle Sal”, apparently a recurring guest on the show who is much enjoyed. Me, I was laughing my head off the entire time. This guy is hysterical. Politically incorrect, inappropriate, but just absolutely hysterical.
I’m kinda worried for my friend Arlan, whom many of you know as the artist of “Where Bold Stars Go To Die”. It seems his illness has gotten a bit worse. To those out there who believe in a God, please pray for him, and even if you don’t, if you could just send good vibes his way or leave messages for him at his Facebook page, I think it would be great. We are of course, still holding on to hope that Arlan will be with us for many more years to come.