Well, we’re well and truly underway, with this gorgeous piece by Emily Weber to lead the way!  Emily draws a graphic novel called May The Rain Come, the story of a veteran who comes home to find his town in the grip of a long drought, and his own mind seized by memories of the war he’s just left.  It’s a far more sophisticated comic than I’ve ever seen with anthropomorphic characters, and is truly a beautifully-crafted and amazingly constructed piece of comic art.  You can follow on her deviantart page – it’s truly excellent, and in a different but kindred way deals with a lot of the same things as 6-Commando does.  I urge you all to give it a good read – it’s excellent work!  And it’s totally fitting that her work be the way this guest story kicks off, and on Memorial Day, as well, when Americans stop to remember the nearly two and a half million of their fellow citizens who have been killed or wounded in the cause of the Revolution since the nation’s founding in 1775 to the present day.  It’s all well and good to be patriotic, but these are still men and women like any of us, and their pain and suffering is just as real as any of ours might be. We owe them all a great debt for that.

By the way, I might add that I’ve gone and applied for Artist’s Alley for a third year at NYCC.  Third time is supposed to be the charm, but who knows?  We’ll just have to wait and see.  I will, of course, keep you posted as things develop.

Revisions moved very slowly this week – I was overwhelmed at work, and the spread I’ve been working on has become insanely complicated.  But if you’re going to do something, do it right, and I’m not letting myself get overwhelmed – this will be the best I can make it, one way or the other!  I’ve done quantity, and now I’m shooting for quality, and it’s actually kind of a thrill to be allowing myself to add in all that detail I’ve always wanted to do.

So that’s all for this week, folks!  Enjoy, and see you next week for the next installment!

Oh, and I almost forgot: