What, July already? Man, where does the year go! In between working on seven or eight different TV/movie/book projects, planning a wedding and trying to maintain some semblance of a personal life, I have little time to indulge my hobby of posting here on Jing’s site. I have however, taken to writing a more or less regular livejournal blog. Click here
stop by the breakfast table for a visit.
Okay, so what's the news' Well, there's a lot of new Jingle Belle product on the way for holiday '05 release. For starters, the new trade paperback of the critically hailed (Variety.com, Comic Buyers Guide, Ain't It Cool News, etc.) Dark Horse mini-series will be arriving in comic stores and chain bookstores by mid-September. If you enjoyed Jing's first DH mini-series or if you've yet to meet Santa's elfin 'bad seed', you'll definitely want to pick up this collection. Jose Garibaldi is an amazingly funny cartoonist and he really brought his A game to illustrate Jing's adventures.
The cover to the new JB trade paperback,
out this fall.
This years all-new Jing one-shot will be released by the
Horse in late November, along with their way-cool new JB
holiday ornament. Based on Jose's cover design for Jing
#1, the fully painted polyresin ornament comes in a snazzy
window box and is ready to make your holidays merry and
bright for the absurdly low price of 14.99.
Yes, you heard me right, I said 14.99. That's a good six,
seven hundred dollars less than those froofy, overrated
breathe-on-them-and-you-break-them Christopher Radko Xmas
ornaments. And at our ridiculously low, low price of not
sixteen, not even fifteen, but FOURTEEN ninety-nine you
can buy dozens and slip one to everyone on your Christmukkahwanzaa
list. Makes a fine gag gift for the Satanists in your life
as well. And at only what's that insanely low price again?
Oh yes, it was so wee I almost couldn't see it -- 14.99
each, I don't know how you can afford not to buy it, Scroogie
Last but not least, we've finally got tee shirts on the
way. That's right, girls baby tees and regular shirts featuring
all your Jingle Belle/Dinicartoons favorites will soon
be on sale at this website and at finer clothing stores
throughout the LA area. First up are a series of Polly
Green tee shirts (just in time for Halloween) with Jing
and Ida Red following for Christmas. The shirts are rendered
by the awesomely talented Lynne Naylor and they are cute!
Here 's a sneak peek at one of the first Polly shirts.
It will be available for on line orders in just a few weeks,
so check back soon!
Right, enough hard sell. What else? I'm writing a bunch
of film scripts and it looks like one will be starting
production soon. It's a big fantasy epic and I'll have
more to say on that once a director is in place. The JINGLE
BELLE flick is still in pre-production and moving forward.
Over the LOST spring hiatus I did a couple scripts for
Warner Bros. animation including a Supergirl episode for
the next season of JLU. I'm still contributing weird ideas
to LOST, though I've left the show on a daily basis to
concentrate on movie writing. I also have a couple TV animation
pilots in the works and am looking at unleashing a new
monthly comic book series very soon. It's about as far
away from Jing as I can get ? sexy action/adventure with
a very harsh, sinister twist.
MEET THE MISSUS!!
Well, soon to be missus. You've read about her, you've heard
me rave and gush, now here she is in almost person, the dazzling
Miss Misty Lee! What can I tell you? I was the last guy in
the world who thought I could be this blissful. Misty is
smart, funny, beautiful, warm, talented and in every way
my greatest dream come true. When I close my eyes and picture
my happiest thought, she is what I see. She's my favorite.
Here's my girl, makin' all sorts of magic.
Enjoying Life With the Missus
Us on vacation last month in Yellowstone
““I wonder what this boiling
hot water spring feels like? Hmmmm....”
Me, snapped by Misty, about to charge
after a wolf for a better picture. Not one of my better
Our boys, Rashy and SuperRica, doing the town in Las Vegas. Yes, we have two sock monkey 'kids' and we take them everywhere. Upper left, the little bow ties are a nice touch, don't you think?
Da boys again upper right, this time with their hot showgirl date. I like seeing them having fun and all, but it strikes me as uncomfortably close to the time Rashy went on a bender and wound up briefly married to Paris Hilton. No, seriously. He was.
See? Oh that Rashy!