Hi, everybody! There’s been a lot going on here at Mission Control, despite the lack of posts.

First, work on the first draft of the script for the Ellie on Planet X graphic novel nears completion. If you find yourself asking, “Wha…? A graphic novel?” then you need to check this post from last month! After I finish that I need to go back through it, tighten up the dialog (it’s pretty wordy) and add some more funny. Then the drawing will commence. I’m on no particular timeline, but I really want to get to the fun part! I’ve been listening to the Ellie on Planet X soundtrack (which is amazingly identical to the Finding Nemo soundtrack) to keep me inspired.

Second, I’ll be at the Michigan State University Comics Forum next Saturday, along with all sorts of super talented cartoonists. The guest of honor is none other than Stan Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo. It’s a free event, so if you’re in the area, come visit!


Lastly, I colored up Denver Brubaker’s inks of Usagi Yojimbo as part of a special tribute to Stan Sakai. I’ll post more about that in the future. Here’s a sneak peak:


Meanwhile, enjoy the pic of Jeff above, peaking out of the Jungle Oasis!