I’m back once again. Hard to believe it’s been a whole year since I’ve posted. I wrote a couple of things for the blog earlier this year but never got around to posting them. A lot has happened since I’ve last been here. Earlier this year I was in a pretty good spot as far as writing goes. I started visiting my local comic book shop regularly which is something I haven’t done since high school. That, then led me to start contributing articles and reviews to a number of pop culture sites. Which in turn led to me pitching a blog idea to ChicagoNow, a blog site managed by the Chicago Tribune. My pitch was accepted and I was only a couple of steps away from the blog going live when tragedy struck. My grandmother, whom I had been taking care of for the past year, the woman that helped raised me, passed away unexpectedly. This is my first time ever openly discussing it and I’ll keep it brief but long story short, my whole world came crashing down. She was the closest person I had ever lost so I didn’t know how to react. I basically shut down, and for months whenever I sat to write, try as I might, no words would come. I couldn’t even bring myself to come up with a few words for her obituary despite how close we were.
Eventually, I found myself inching closer to normalcy. The pain was still there and still is, I just learned how to manage it better. The words started to flow again and I got back on track. I’m sure if you’ve read my blog, you’ve heard me mention my Santapocalypse project that I’ve been working on for a while now. Andrew (my artist) and I decided to change the format from a one-shot to a miniseries. So with that change, I went back and reworked the entire story. He is currently working on the art for the first issue while I’m scripting the next one and plotting out the rest of the series. Look out for that sometime next year.
Other than that, we have plans to start a YouTube channel next year with vlogs, sketches, reviews, and a web series. Once we get the necessary equipment, we’ll get that going. If anyone has any suggestions for a good but not too expensive camera to record with, let me know in the comments. Also, if anyone has any suggestions for future topics or something they would like to see me write about you can either let me know in the comments or shoot me an e-mail here.