More news later!
I've had lots of interesting times lately. I don't have time to write much, as I'm finishing up the inks for Authority #2. What can I say, slow writer + slow artist = slow comic. At least Art is a quick colorist compared to us.
After I'm done I'll post some photos of the Chicago Comics Lunch (with returning guest star Adi Granov!) and the doings from the extra fun FX show in Florida (hey Mark!). Also some big news on the next comic I'll be drawing. It isn't Authority #3.
On the subject of world news, here's an excerpt from my favorite reporter in Lebanon, Christopher Allbritton. It gives some idea of just why Presidents with short attention spans shouldn't be allowed to implement foreign policy. It's hard to tell our enemies from our friends:
At one neighborhood in Beirut, where the fighting was fiercest, the largely Sunni supporters of al-Mustaqbal chanted their support for America (in response to the chants of “Iran! Iran!” and “Bashar! Syria!” by Amal supporters across the street.) They also, bizarrely, hoisted a poster of Saddam Hussein, indicating that the Sunni-Shi’a conflict from Iraq has poisoned the atmosphere in Lebanon now, too.(If you have any spare Paypal cash, consider donating to his site. He's a freelancer and risks his life regularly to keep us informed).
Here's hard nosed Israeli historian and military analyst Martin van Creveld on why we should make peace with Syria to cripple the Iran/Syria/Hamas/Hezbollah alliance:
Syria forms the critical link between Hezbollah and Iran. The airport in Damascus is the gateway through which Iranian weapons and Iranian military advisers have been reaching Lebanon for some two decades. Close the gateway, and the flow of aid will be much diminished, if not eliminated.Worth reading. I'll never understand why Bush feels we have to fight all of our enemies at once, instead of dividing and conquering.