I'm starting to make some changes lately that I hope will positively affect my life. First and foremost is that I am on a diet for the first time in my life. I always thought as I was gaining weight that it was just a phase and at some point I would go back to my normal size. I realized in February of 2010 that this was NOT the case and I had to do something about it. I went to the gym pretty regularly for about 9 months last year, but never really saw a significant weight loss, no more than 10 pounds or so, and that's because I never adjusted my diet.
Last week I made a decision to cut out all fried food, soda, sweets and almost all carbs. I'm not eating any potato, rice or pasta until I get back down to my goal weight. I'm not working out anymore, but I hope to start doing it again soon. One other change I made that I hope will have some health benefits is that I ditched my chair and am now standing at my desk/drafting table. It'll take some getting used to, but it's better for me in the long run. I was used to sitting in front of pages and my computer for up to 10, 12 hours a day sometimes. It's been 6 days on the diet, only 2 with the standing and I'm down almost 5 pounds. I don't think that trend will continue at that pace, but it's better than anything else I have done in the past several years.
On the comic's front, I am close to wrapping up Jesus Christ: In the Name of the Gun V2. It's the longest project I have ever worked on and will clock in around 115 pages when I am all done. I should wrap that up beginning of next month. After that I hope to work on a one-shot for Black Label Comics. No other work lined up this year but I hope to nail something down soon. I also plan to try and make a noticeable difference in my work when I start my next project. I hope to bring a little more excitement to my pages. ICARUS will continue to be plugged away at. I'm still shocked more people have not picked up the .99 download, but it's something that I'll need to work on. ICARUS is still being serialized over at Robot6 so if you check it out over there, I would appreciate any feedback you may have being left in the comments section. Here's some art to look at, as a small reward for reading my gibberish. Some random panels from Icarus #2.