Thursday, April 27, 2006

The whirlwind begins!

Just a short 'see ya soon' note as I jump into the tornado of the next couple of weeks. I'll post here as time permits, and hope you'll all be back (if you drift off) for the daily postings when they resume on May 6th.

Last night's get-together with Maia was terrific fun, it was great to spend some time together -- and a perfect 'send off' for the week or so to come. I'll be caught up in the CCS end-of-Year-One duties and such, and also off on a jaunt I'll tell you about after it's thoroughly jauntified.

It's been a busy week in other ways, too; there's a lot going on I haven't mentioned here. I'm working with the folks at Heretic and my friends Lance Weiler and Stefan Avalos on the cover art for the long-awaited DVD rerelease of Lance & Stefan's seminal digital feature, The Last Broadcast, a film I've written about here before. It's The Jazz Singer of the digital feature film era, and also among my personal fave independent horror films of all time, so having a shot at doing the cover art (my first since my outing for Barrel Entertainment's release of Last House on Dead End Street) is a real treat. We're also discussing some other special features for the DVD, but I'll just leave it at the cover for now and let you know once things are underway.

So, I'm outta here for a bit. Check in when you can; I'll be posting when I can.

In the meantime, especially if you're in the White River Jct. area, be sure to check out (and partake of)
  • the WRIF Site.
  • I posted at length on the festival on my Saturday, April 22, 2006 post (below) -- check it out. There's some excellent films in the running, and I most highly recommend The Power of Nightmares -- should be required viewing for all US citizens! -- and my personal beloved in the lineup (the film I dragged into the fray), Coke Sams's masterpiece Existo. Not to be missed!

    In closing:

    * Heath, best to read Sandman from the beginning, as it is one huge novel -- but if all you've got is Vol. 3 in hand, go to it. Why wait?

    * Mark Martin sends the following link,
  • which has "has some pretty interesting takes on the fuel
    prices situation."
  • Agreed; thanks, Mark!

    * BTW, Mark, thanks for
  • razzing me for not attending your Runaway Comics Northampton Hoedown.
  • Now, I tole you and I tole you I wouldn't be there -- we were in NYC, visiting my ol' pal Sweeney. Did the other folks who couldn't make it go and send you a heap of promo ideas to make up for missing your hoedown? No, they didn't -- but I did! Besides,
  • Tom was there, so you sure didn't need me kicking around, didja?
  • (Howdy, Tom!) She-it, missing all Jeannie's great food is punishment enough, though I'll forever regret not being immortalized in a blurry photo by your side. Just call me "Blank Page Bissette" and I'll hang my head in shame.

    Ah, heck, check out
  • Mark's whole updated site
  • for some lifts and laughs!