The Kirby Cough

Looks like I pulled one (or two, or three…) too many late-nighters wrapping up KIRBY FIVE-OH!, and let myself get a bit too run down—to the point that I managed to contract a lovely case of pneumonia last week. Mix that with the thick layer of yellow pollen that’s blanketing North Carolina right now, and… well, let’s just say that Kirby’s art wasn’t the only thing leaving me breathless the last few days. If you’ve been e-mailing me and not getting a response, what can I say? It’s hard to type with phlegm all over your keyboard. :-)

Antibiotics are finally starting to kick in a little, so I should be back up and running in plenty of time for the New York Comicon in a couple of weeks, where we’ll be featured on a TwoMorrows Panel on Sunday, April 20 at 1pm. There also likely will be a Kirby Tribute Panel in NYC that I’ll be on (thanks to moderator Mark Evanier), where I’ll be plugging the stink outta K-5-0. I’ll also be taking part (via phone, along with the aforementioned Mr. E) in a big trans-atlantic Kirbyfest in England on April 15, thanks to Jack Kirby Quarterly’s Chrissie Harper (more details shortly). So don’t count me out yet!