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Hello hello again again, RLPeeps! I’ve been back home from Miami for a week now, but we came back to a horror movie I’ve just gotta share with you:
Pre-Miami, the whole family went down to a rented beach house for the weekend, and we took our old Grandpa Cat with us to enjoy some sun and chase lizards… without noticing that he’d come home with a couple passengers that hopped off him and immediately started laying eggs around the house. Cut to three weeks later, when we get home from the airport at 7am after flying all night from the States, overjoyed to be home after two weeks of sleeping on air mattresses and cramped twin beds, and generally just missed the hell out of our little tropical hobbit hole.
As we started to put the luggage down, the floor looked… dirty, like the potting soil from our plants somehow wound up all over the wood floors. I stepped in closer to eyeball the dirt (maybe someone broke in???), and the dirt started moving. Thousands of sets of compound eyes on these dirt-grains all snapped open and the dirt began to stir, like a zombie movie: adult and starving fleas that were born while we were away were lying in wait for hot mammal blood. The newborn brood began leaping from every direction towards us, me in the living room and Lil in the bedroom, in waves of bouncing black pepper; we grabbed our yellow pages and still-packed toiletry bag and abandoned ship into the hallway to call an exterminator. I grew up in a two-dog home in FLORIDA, and this experience was a first for me. Our apartment got bombed and we had to sleep at her parents’ place (twin beds again)… then everything in the house had to be isolated, cleaned, washed, etc. The mountain of laundry is almost done now, and things are getting back to what passes for normal around here. So: that’s why you’ve not heard from me.
But now that I’m back on deck and ready to fly, here’s the rub: I’m going to have to slow down production of new Red Light Properties comics for a little while. I’m not sure how long the silence will be, but it’s definitely going to be longer than a month, hopefully shorter than three. After that, my posts will probably just be intermittent for a little while. The reason for this is that I’m forming a new studio here in São Paulo and writing a new novel-length project, and here at the early stages, I need to maintain some extended super-focus.
This is not permanent hiatus, my subconscious just needs some clear-as-a-bell time to filter/gel the new storystuff into a form I can write my script from, and then I’ll be back on deck here too. There’s so much more I’ve yet to do with RLP, I don’t even know how long I *can* keep away. I’ve got major stuff cooking for RED LIGHT PROPERTIES, on-line and off-line. The best thing to do for right now, is to make sure you’re receiving RLP via one of its feeds: you can get instant updates here via RSS or by liking the new Facebook page or via my Twitter or by signing up for the email list right there at the bottom of this page.
Anyhow, my humble apologies for this comicus interruptus. You guys really are my favorite readers, and this is far from the end of the road.
I’ll see you ASAP for realz; stay tuned for lots more RLP.
P.S. You don’t even have to ask; YES I WILL TELL YOU ALLLL ABOUT THE NEW THING… when it’s time.