(Image yanked from Toothpaste For Dinner, my favorite webcomic of all time. Go there. Buy!)

You thought I’d dropped off the face of the Earth, didn’t you?

Well, I kinda did.

BUT, and I say this without the traditional lying a man with a blog is subject to, updates are about to start up again. This isn’t an official announcement, by any stretch, I’m still signing a contract before I break out with the coolness.

However, that said, this space is about to change. Adapt. Become something really, really NEAT. And when that happens, I’ll finally have something other than my ranting to have you spread the word for.

It’ll update Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and it will involve original graphic stories and a blog entry to go with each new page about the process and the ideas presented. What the yunguns call a webcomic. Not a strip, note, but an ongoing story, in the same sense that Girl Genius is a webcomic.

Provided there are no major hiccups, in three to four months, from here, you will be able to read Cura Te Ipsum, a story I’ve been working on refining for more than a year. Actually, that’s a bit unfair. I initially came up with this idea ten years ago, but it’s taken me this long to find the right vehicle.

I’m finalizing an ongoing penciller right now, and the work is thusfar astounding.

In Latin, that phrase means “Physician, Heal Thyself.” It may be slightly off, but even the loosest interpretation means “heal yourself,” which is the central theme of this story, which will be a long one. It’s a story about coming to terms with who you are by confronting yourself. Literally. That’ll make sense. You’ll see. I’m so excited about this.

I don’t want to give away too much, but I’ve come up with a story that I’m so sufficiently jazzed about, I am literally bursting with the desire to bring it to you.

Watch this space for the next few, and I’ll be posting character sketches as they come in. I’ll also be announcing the URL where the comic will be hosted, along with more details.

Wish me luck!

And here’s your first oblique clue as to what the story’s actually about:

Beyond all that, however, I also have other news… I saw proof copies of Nightmares of the Macabre this weekend at the Jet City con, and I will have comics out again shortly. I am also, pending a few details, the new ongoing writer for the series.

Go me!

So that’s where I’ve been. Well, some of it. There’s other stuff I can’t talk about that’s going extraordinarily well.