Thursday, July 9, 2009

So what exactly am I doing these days?

A few months ago I came to the realization that I needed to take time off from comics. I've been feeling drained of enthusiasm for the work for a while so in order to keep myself from never picking up a pencil again I decided to set the pencils aside and just do other things.

I've been writing, sleeping, walking, swimming, auditioning, picnicking, tending a sick cat, playing and experimenting and it's done a world of good. Those of you who follow the Remake/Remodel threads on Warren Ellis' site may have seen a few of those experiments, all digital. I'm finally trying out a medium I haven't had the time to explore until now... and totally digging it. I may even switch over completely, we'll see how it goes.

As for future stuff, Ian and I are heading out to London for the month of August. Canadian Content is putting on a sketch/improv show in Leicester Square and it's looking awesome. If you're in that neck of the woods check it out.

Where it gets interesting is around mid-August when I fly from London to Montreal to attend Worldcon (where I'll cross my fingers at the Hugo Awards ceremony, hee!) and then fly back to London for the remainder of the month. We're back in Vancouver in September, then out to New Brunswick for the Canadian Comedy Awards in October (Ian's been nominated!)... and I'm sure I'm forgetting things.

Oh yeah, San Diego. It's a bit too much this year so we're skipping. I know, it's killing me not to go (David Tennant is going to be there along with the Mighty Boosh and Miyazaki!) but... there's always next year. And hopefully I'll have a shiny new project to show off then.

For now, it's back to playing and prepping. I'm still working on sketch requests, a couple more went out the door this week (again, thanks for everyone's patience on those).

More soon.


Anonymous said...

Hi Pia my name is Thomax. I'm a big fan, anyway a break is always good. After I finish a novel I tend to take a whole month to myself before getting into the saddle again. Best regards.

Anonymous said...

How is your trip to London? You should update your blog, pleaseee.