Well, even though I'm back a work, I still feel too grotty to hunch over and get any art done. The office exacerbates my congested nose mightily, which isn't half so bad outside of those walls. I've been lucky not to have a runny nose as all the congestion has stuck in my nose and all the elephantine blowing I've been doing has made my ears pop considerably and also damaged a sinus. After very slight occasional traces of blood when I blow my nose, my left cheek right under my eye is pretty tender, presumably due to some sinus problem. Even coughing hurts, not in my throat but under my eye!
So, while I should have finished Rol's strip by now, here's the last panel I completed, one of the Tippex rescue jobs. I'm eager to get cracking on with this but that probably won't be for a while.
Also above is Zatanna from Smallville, looking pretty accurate. New episodes resume next week, with my long-awaited Legion episode two weeks later, hoorah!!
Heroes was also back last night and started off fairly strong, with Nathan Petrelli playing Civil War-era Tony Stark. Peter's powers are slightly altered so when Hiro inevitably regains his powers, hopefully he won't have to push one out to activate them. Pushing Dairzee's Bryan Fuller has indeed rejoined the show, replacing Jeph Loeb who's still involved in the current episodes. A running mystery is bound to be "Who is Rebel?" and apparently the producers have said that there are 9 obvious choices. I just hope it's not bloody Micah, whose main trick is communicating with machinery so he could quite easily be Rebel.
With very little in the schedules to entertain me when I was vegging out in front of the TV, I ended up watching the Wes Craven werewolf movie cursed. I recall the trailer being some angsty Twilight-looking thing but it's actually an enjoyable piece off fluff, notable for a bewigged Michael Rosenbaum and a bequiffed (and closeted) Milo Ventitagliatelli off Heroes.
I also managed to get through the lush Dave Stevens book, which is obviously gorgeous to look at but also quite bittersweet by the end as the editors continue the book after his death. Lots of fun info though: how'd have believed that Darren McGavin was set to reprise his famous role in a Kolchak: the Night stalker cartoon?
Finally, Cinebook are one of the companies hit by Diamond's new policies and they're also receiving some flack for retouching some of the art to remove nudity and wotnot. I'd rather see the original art but as long as it's done well, I don't care. I'm still chomping at the bit for the third Aldebaran collection, as well as upcoming books like Alpha and Orbital. Let's hope Diamond doesn't end up wiping out half the industry again as it nearly did in the 90s during the ludicrous distributor wars.