OK, first the bad news...
It looks like I won't be able to attend Hal-Con this year, at least not from behind an artist table. I mean, I suppose technically I could, but in order to do so I would have to spend money that I really shouldn't spend right now, and rush some things that really shouldn't be rushed. So, rather than do a halfway job of it and have my work suffer in the long run, I've opted to take a pass on this year's con and try to ramp it up for next year.
I'll still be attending as a patron, and you'll probably see a report of it, with photos, in this space in early November, so stay tuned for that.
Now the good news: the pages for the first issue of "The Journals of Simon Pariah" are just about ready to send to the printers/distributors. I know I've promised this before, but this time I'm certain that I'm about 95% done. I could probably send the book out as it is, but this is one of those things that I mentioned earlier about not wanting to rush. There's one page, one fairly important page, that I'm not satisfied with and want to redraw a bit. Once that's done, the book will be on its way and ready to order shortly thereafter. Look for it in October.
Of course, while you're waiting, you could check out a copy of Brutal Blade of Bruno the Bandit. We've got three of them out now, all of them with some pretty stellar work. Hit the links on the sidebar for our various stores and give it a try. Frankly, each copy sold will go a little further to helping me put together a decent presentation for next year's Hal-Con.