I am back from Japan. It was awesome. I actually woke up this morning and missed Japan, which matches my past record of it taking two days to miss Japan after I got back. Speaking of, the flight back was kind of fucked up. There were electrical problems with our plane (before take-off, thankfully) and so we ended up staying overnight at a mediocre hotel near the airport. We got a direct flight home the next day, which was a small consolation, but we lost a full day and it made us crazy-tired.
Which brings me to: Not going to San Diego. I’m skipping this year, for the first time in maybe 5 or 6 I think, because I’ve just been away for a month and I need to get some fucking work done. The guys did a good job of keeping the store from catching on fire while I was away, but I’ve definitely fallen behind on stuff, and another week away in a fantasy land isn’t gonna Get Shit Done here at home.
I’m a little sad to be missing it, the content of the show looks pretty amazing this year, but I have reconciled myself to the fact that it is all for the best.
Annnnnnnnnnyway. I think I’m going to hold off on blogging any more Japan stuff until after San Diego, lest my posts get lost in the maelstrom of S A N D I E G O B R E A K I N G N E W S ! ! ! ! I’ve got a few other surprises up my sleeve too, let’s say we’ll start on August 1st with that again? Give everyone a chance to chew on the big industry news for a while, and for me to actually stockpile some content. Until then I’ll just bitch about the comics industry and respond to the news of the day here at the blog.
Speaking of which! I gave a fantastically scathing interview to The Toronto Star the other day about Supergirl’s new costume. I’m pretty excited to see it in print. I’ll blog it when it does.
Until then, you can find me in this article that also ran in The Star about Viz’s sublime cooking/food/drama manga Oishinbo, Food For Thought In Comic Form by Corey Mintz. It is not as effusive about the series as I personally am, but it is hard for people to be as effusive about things as I am. Corey: I don’t hold it against you.
I really oughtta review Oishinbo, eh?
Anyway, content soon as I have 10 minutes to rub together!