I'M featured in comicsvillage.com's Village Gossip section this week, answering questions on my favourite movie, alien visitation and what I'd like written on my gravestone. You'll find it here: http://www.comicsvillage.com/column.aspx?ArticleID=86
* IT'S shaping up to be one of those weeks. Our boiler packed up again (second time in a month) and the trains down this way have been playing silly buggers making getting into work even more of a pain in the arse than usual. Still, I'm off work tomorrow and Thursday and will use the time to crack on with Kurse.
I'm trying to get as much of the first draft down as possible because I'm fast approaching the point where I'm going to have the 52-page Septic Isle to get lettered and print-ready. Mick Trimble reckons he'll have SI's art finished by the end of the month and I'm hoping to have a dummy to send to Diamond ready for the end of February.
By the way, the name Kurse is taken from graffiti "tags" I've seen for the last few years around Barking and other parts of East London. One was painted in massive letters on the side of a house and was clearly visible from my train into work (they've painted over it now, the miseries). Anyway, the first time I saw the name I liked it and resolved to use it for something. After all, the bloke responsible (and it will be a bloke) is hardly going to sue me for copyright infringement, is he?
* CONGRATULATIONS to my good friend Joel Meadows on being made content editor of Comics International. The new iteration of CI has had a few teething troubles but, judging by Joel's work on the excellent Tripwire, I'm sure he's just the man to sort it out.