EverQuest is a little behind the times, so Melvin is seen here looking for some new games. This is probably giving away too much, but a player friend of mine pointed out a video to me that fits right in with the theme of this storyline. World of Warcraft is a Feeling had me in hysterics!
I’ll be camping in Ocean Shores this weekend but there’s so much work to do the laptop will unfortunately be coming with me. I’ll also be plotting out some more strips and considering a one shot guest strip story for another artist. I hope at some point I do get to observe that there is an ocean in Ocean Shores and not just yet another computer monitor.
A few readers sent me some concerns this last week; though polite as they could be, they were worried that I might be missing out on the wonder that is the TV show Firefly. Do not let your hearts be troubled. Opinions expressed by Ed are not necessarily my own, I in fact really like not only that show but science fiction television in general. Ed is his own fish, and criticism is an essential part of his make-up. I’m looking forward to more interesting emails this week as Melvin takes us on a journey through the world of online gaming. We also received some congrats on the move to three strips per week, a wise decision by all accounts. Even better, our potential book printer has already gotten in touch and the files will soon be on their way to New York. Here’s hoping I followed their directions well enough to get some decent results.
The chosen printer for the book is going to be on vacation this week; no doubt they need the rest after what was surely a rush for San Diego Con, but who would have thought getting something printed would be this difficult. The foreword went in this afternoon and that means the interior is officially complete. That leaves one blurb from Brian Basset for the exterior and the comic will at last be fully realized in print. Meanwhile, I devoted an entire Saturday to Cartoonists Northwest and another visit with the representatives of Cascadia Con as the plans for Spawns of Insomnia lumber onward. Coordinating twenty artists split into groups of five over five days with their panels and other events has been an enormous undertaking. With luck, everything will come together this September and no one will suffer more than a few minor injuries in the process.