End of 2006 / Beginning of 2007 report

A little early for a year-end report, but my wife has the week off between Christmas and New Years off work and I’m going to try very hard to do nothing but spend time with her during that week. Which means I need to get everything done this week.

2006 has been a very special year for me. I’ve spent the majority of it (3/4ths of the year) writing full-time. Which is an improvement over 2005, which was only 2/3rds of the year. Also 2006 saw the publication of 30 Days of Night: Dead Space, I Am Spartacus, Monkey vs. Lemur, and Actor Comics Presents. I think the second Event Horizon also came out this year but I’m not 100% sure on that.

Also, before the year rolls away, 30 Days of Night: Spreading the Disease will hit the stands. This is a big mini-series in the sense that neither Steve Niles nor Ben Templesmith are involved. I feel like I’m taking my parents new car out for a cruise and happened into a demolition derby.

Things to look for from me in 2007:
30 Days of Night: Spreading the Disease – 5 issues from IDW Publishing
The Unusual Suspects – Graphic novel from Top Cow for the Hero Initiative
Unravel – 4 issues from Image Comics/Shadowline
Phantom Chronicles – Short story from Moonstone this spring/summer.
St. Christopher’s Junior Mystery Detective League – Actionopolis kid’s book.
Strange Cases – 6 issues from Image Comics and Steve Niles.

There are a few other projects in the works but they’re not locked in yet. So keep your fingers crossed for me.

I will be hitting the convention circuit starting in January at the Phoenix Cactus Convention. I should also be attending Wizard World Los Angeles, Wonder Con, Wizard World Texas and Comic-Con International. I may try and hit the Emerald City Con this year but that is still up in the air.

Photography wise, I’m about half way through shooting for my next book collection. I’ve worked with some very talented models this year. But I’m not shooting nearly as much as I would like; mainly due to location issues. With any luck I will be able to set up a half dozen shoots next year and just about wrap up a second collection. I heard a great title the other day ‘The Shadow of a Nipple’… could work.
I hope everyone has a great holiday season and a safe New Years.

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