Sorry for the relative quiet over the last few weeks. Rest assured, I have been working hard on new Long John pages for you, which leads us to––

Good News––New Long John pages this week

On Thursday (3/5), three new pages will be posted for your viewing pleasure! In keeping with previous statements, I want each update to be slightly self-contained, so the three pages are a little scene unto themselves.

This update was particularly arduous specifically because of all the background detail needed and a realization that I needed to do more research before I actually started drawing. Who knew I would need to find images of late-18th century American West door locks and mining camp lanterns?

What’s better is that the update after that (only a single page, for effect) will only be a short time after (probably the following week). Things are in full gear at Long John HQ.

Here’s a little preview:

The finished linework.

The finished linework.

So, that is great news, if I say so myself. As indicated by the title of this post, I have only more good news to deliver on top of this.

More Good News––Vorpal: Shoot Between Heartbeats

Jason Tudor––most well-known to Long John fans as the illustrious host of the excellent podcast, The Science Fiction Show, who interviewed me during Chapter 1’s update––is preparing to launch his own webcomic. A science fiction, espionage, thriller, Vorpal: Shoot Between Heartbeats is premiering on March 3rd. 

Head on over to the official website, and if you like what you see, be sure to like their official page on Facebook (if you are on Facebook, that is––also, be sure to like the official Long John page, too). Jason will surely be re-interviewed on my podcast, For All Intents and Purposes, again at some point (which also has its own official Facebook and Google+ pages).

This does, however, leave what can only be described as––

Sad News––RIP Leonard Nimoy

Last week was rocked by the death of sci-fi hero and all-around good guy, actor Leonard Nimoy. Of course, he was best known for his role on Star Trek, but what’s most revealing is his influence in other roles as time has rolled forward. Everything from the video game, Kingdom Hearts, to more recent television work on Fringe, it seems his impact had a much wider reach than the confines of the Enterprise.

Though I am more familiar with Nimoy’s work in the Transformers (as Galvatron in the 1986 animated film and as Sentinel Prime in Transformers: Dark of the Moon) than I am from his Star Trek work, his contributions as Mr. Spock can’t be ignored.

Instead of going to bed Friday night, I stayed up late to draw this:

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

The image popped into my head fairly quickly and I had a bunch of work to finish before I could sit down and draw it, and I’m glad I did. Feel free to share (if so, be sure to give attribution!) around the internet or save for your own purposes. His life was long and he contributed a lot––a win in my eyes.

Until Thursday, then.