Wow, what a Friday!
My dear friend EK Weaver is in town and I’ve been going out of my way to make time with her and Brett. Last night, we got a babysitter and went to the Indie Ale House with her, Brett, Neil Nadelman, Mike Toole, Dave Merrill and his lovely wife Shain, Greg and Jaime, my husband, and eventually Andrew Stevenson, my friend and editor. It was a lovely time with great food and drink.
Today, I hit the gym and after I showered and changed, went to meet EK, Brett, and Mike downtown. As it turnd out they were on Weston Road. Not wanting them to get lost on the subway or streetcars, I picked them up and we slowly made our way down to Chinatown where I introduced them to Megan Hendricks at the Embassy. They really liked the studio and classroom and after much humming and hawwing, we went for dumplings.
Man, do I ever love dumplings.
The time was beginning to wane on us so I called my neighbour Meghan and asked her to pick up Nick. Luckily, she was able to, because by the time we went to Black Oak Brewery and dropped everyone off, it was late. I got home 20 minutes after Nick got out of school. Thank goodness for Meghan. I have the most amazing neighbours.
I doubt any of my neighbours read my blog, but I still feel enormous gratitude toward Tanya for keeping an eye on the boys after Charlie was picked up by Keiren and Ty, huge gratitude toward Charlie for persevering for hours without tv or internet entertainment (she read books, as I was told), to Meghan for picking up Nick, and to Rob and Cindy for understanding when Alex couldn’t attend that board meeting.
We really do have the best neighbours, ever.
Anyway, I’m home now, and very sore, but it’s so worth it. Tomorrow is my nephew Eligh’s birthday party and my birthday on Tuesday. Then, June 4th is Nick’s birthday and the 6th is his birthday party.
BUSY BUSY and a long day but oh so satisfying.
I’ve been doing a lot of work on Strays now that Toronto Comics is finished. I feel like I can move forward with momentum, though I’m still slightly hesitant because I’m waiting for feedback on my work.
Here is a sneak peek of the first four pages of Strays, penciled.
In other news, Toronto Comics Vol 2 is done and published and copies are flowing nicely. I also have Sawchuck coming out this summer and two more anthologies to work on this year.
I’ll post more as I go along!