To those who're still wondering, yeah I'm still alive. It's been quite the last few months. I'm not going to go into details because at a certain point it just comes across as whining, and there's always someone who has more work to do than you and that always does it better. People like Warren Ellis and Brian Wood make me feel like I do nothing but fuck off 24-7 AND their stuff is always badass. So, no complaints.
The script for the first comic chapter if Deathmarch is done. The art will be done by end of January, preferably towards the earlier side of the month. There are multiple reasons why it HAS to happen then. Again, details will remain unsaid, but the motivations are fiscally based (in part)
Other news, I'm doing a five-issue miniseries with writer Tony Lee, called Of Vengence. The story is pretty badass and the art is a very different style than any of the comic stuff than I've done before. We're doing the negotiation dance with a publisher right now, and it looks good, full color, painted, would be monthlhy for the five issues and then collected in a Trade Paperback. Hope to have the first issue out by summer. I know that I can't do a monthly book (artwise) because of the deadlines, but The goal is that the is the beginning of having at least one miniseries or graphic novel out every year. The comics side is getting pushed up in importance in a major way.
and Deathmarch becomes a critical part of that.
On the 'day job' side of things, we just got confirmation that the game we're working on will be featured in (what looks like) the march issue of Game Informer. In 11 years of making games, I will say that this is the one that I am the most proud of so far, and will prove that the responsiblity for the train wreck that was MOO3 lay at the feet of the designer, who is no longer at the company. The ship date is June/July and it is already a lot of fun to play. At this point the majority of the 'core' art is done and it's a lot of polish, FX, and doing things like damage detailing. The things that take it from being good to being one of those 'I'll stop playing in just a minute...' kind of games.
hope everyone's holdiay season is going well.
good wishes to you all.