I’ve been a lot less online recently, for a couple of very good reasons. First, there was the hurricane, which – while not causing any major damage to my house – plunged us into a world without power for about nine days. We didn’t have lights or hot showers, but we did get to spend more time than usual with very generous friends and family while we waited for some of the infrastructure to be restored. I have to say, one of the nicer side-effects of the storm’s aftermath was a return to a way of life where you just show up at people’s houses unannounced, and knock on doors, instead of making plans through email and text. Not to get all luddite about it, but… it was a very nice thing.
Here’s a photo of my daughter coloring princess pictures by lamp-light:
And here’s a photo of a Jenga tower my Mom and I built:
(My Mom eventually got bored that the game was going on too long, and ended up batting my steady-hand while I was successfully removing yet another piece. So, technically, I still think I won)
Anyway, eventually the lights came back on, sort of surprisingly right in the middle of that follow-up Nor’easter. I wasn’t expecting things to come back online then, but was happy they did, because about a day and a half later, this little guy arrived:
(He didn’t arrive wearing that outfit, BTW. He came out much more purple and angry-looking, which is what I think is the norm. He de-purpled, and turned into this adorable sleepy looking creature pretty rapidly)
In slightly more comics-related news:
1. A photographer came to my house the other day to take pictures of me for an upcoming newspaper article. He had me pose in some decent looking poses, which I felt quite comfortable with, and then he had me pose in some other positions where I felt a little more uncertain and foolish. Should we take a bet about which ones make it into the final piece?
2. Back when we were doing the Ink Panthers podcast, we had a thing where listeners would send in drawings of our mascot, Inky, to use for an episode’s title card. We put the show on hold, but then received this awesomely creepy drawing of Ink from Evan Dent. I don’t have an episode of the show to pair it with, but the least I can do is post it in this here blog entry. Thanks Evan!