I have gotten a bit more active in comics lately. I was part of the MANHUNT team, but after several difficulties and miscommunication on prepping the first issue for publication, I chose to leave that project as letterer. At the moment, I'm finishing up my current lettering assignment, a graphic novel called FANTASTIX for FYI Comics. I have about ten pages to go on that project before it's complete. It's been an interesting experience and given me a chance to do some experimental things with my lettering, so I've enjoyed it for the most part.
KAGEMONO: TOOTH AND CLAW has been released by Black Glass Press. It contains a story called "Trauma Ward" which I wrote with Jason Franks and lettered myself and features artwork by the very talented Carl Yonder. It's available at Amazon: www.amazon.com/Kagemono-Tooth-…
My fourth novel has just been completed. There's no title for it yet, but it's essentially an Indiana Jones/Tomb Raider-style adventure story. Once I get my hands on a printer, I plan on proofreading it and then passing it on to my editors over at Pulpwork Press to see what they think of it. No word yet on a definitive release of LOVE & BULLETS, my third novel, although the guys over at PWP have assured me it will be one of their first releases in 2010.
I've begun work on a fifth novel, which is a tie-in to LOVE & BULLETS, but not necessarily a sequel. I've also applied for two paid lettering jobs, one of which is just for a submission but another which will be more of an ongoing assignment. Fingers crossed for both of those.
Nothing else of note, I'm afraid. Of the various projects I've tried to start up in the comic world, only one has had any recent activity and even that has died down as of late. As I mentioned in my last entry, I have had to deal with quite a number of flakes over the past year, people who lacked the common courtesy to even respond to e-mails. So that experience has pretty heavily turned me off from beginning my own comic projects and to instead just focus on work-for-hire lettering.