Comics in Iraq

It's been about 2 months since my last post, which is much longer than I ever wanted.  The main reason for this is my deployment to Iraq where I'm now working in Baghdad and will continue for a few more months.  It's definitely everything you'd expect - hot, dusty, dry, and still not a nice place to live.  Every few days are sirens warning you of incoming, and the streets remain laden with IEDs. 

That being said, I'm having a wonderful time.  How, you might ask.  Because I'm getting a lot more time now to work on and read comics than I've had in a while.  I'm working extremely hard on several comics projects including issue 2 of The Rift, finishing issue 1 of ClosetWorld, and developing my new indy super hero title called RedoRedo is like nothing you've seen or read before, and I cannot wait to unleash it on the internet world.  As always, all my independent webcomics continue to be hosted by the wonderful owner and editor of www.ComicCritique.com, a magnificent site for comics, reviews, interviews, and blogs. 

I've got a few other projects in the works, including some novel-related work that I'll save until it all comes together.  It's something I'll be overjoyed to see come about once it's completed. 

I'm also getting a fair amount of time to catch up on comics reading, thanks to my wife sending me a couple boxes filled with them.  I would have to say my favorite right now is Uncanny X-Force.  As much as I was sad to see Jerome Opena leave as artist after the opening arc, they did not let down in quality going into the 2nd and 3rd arcs.  Esad Ribic impresses me every time I see his non-painted sequentials.  Do yourself a favor and check out the series, but start at the beginning to get the full flavor. 

Hopefully I'll have some more good news soon, but I'll wait until everything comes together.  Many projects in the works right now, and I'm glad to be alive and writing. 

Until next time...

Matt