Cathy always knows just how I feel

It's been a hectic last few weeks.

I apologize for the fact that you have to look at Cathy and her diet soda over there, but most everything I'm working on is either in the sketch stage or is mind-numbingly boring self promotional type stuff.

"Old Man Winter & Other Sordid Tales" is currently being printed (I should get the books next week), so I'm compiling a list of magazines, blogs, newspapers, etc. to receive review copies. If you have any suggestions, pass 'em on. I've also been designing business cards & press releases to include in the press packets.

I don't know if any of you watched "Death on a Factory Farm", the documentary I suggested last week, but it was fantastic (in a disturbing kind of way). I wasn't previously aware that it was another film by Sarah Teale who was responsible for the equally disturbing "Dealing Dogs" doc. After watching "Dealing Dogs" I'd tried to get in touch with the undercover investigator. I was hoping to do a comic based on whatever information I could get from an interview with him.

I wasn't succesful finding him then, but the day after I watched this new film (which uses the same undercover investigator) my friend that works at the Humane Society in D.C. called me to see if I was still interested in contacting him. My buddy's buddy is buddies with the cruelty investigator, so he's going to pass my contact info. on to him. I hope he calls!

Interestingly, it does tie into one of my current projects. I've mentioned that I'm doing a comic adaptation of Gail Eisnitz's "Slaughterhouse". She is a chief cruelty investigator for the Humane Farming Association (HFA). HFA funded and organized the investigation documented in "Death on a Factory Farm". The circle is complete.

The deadline for the "Ducks On The Pond" book is coming up (March 31), so I'm trying to whip these contributors into shape. So far only Jeffrey Brown and myself have finished a piece, but I'm hoping all of the others who have promised something will deliver.

I'm almost finished sketching 3 new two-page comics about dreams I've had involving Snoop Doggy Dogg (I'm told he just goes by "Snoop Dogg" these days). I've also finished the cover for the Snoop comic, but I'm experimenting with hand-carved rubber stamp prints on it, so I'll post it later when I find one I like.

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