Sunday, June 24, 2007

Recent Photos

Xan with Vala, friend Sara's new baby girl, in Kettering, OH. She's quite the little squirmy wormy, always kicking and talking and just can't seem to wait to use her body to it's maximum potential.

Lazy Sunday. Sometimes, just watching the cat sleep is enough to put me to sleep.

The 35th Annual Columbus ComFest at Goodale Park, a good time as usual. Especially the chicken nachos with Jose Madrid salsa! Taken with my phone's camera since I forgot my "real" camera...kind of looks like a pin-hole photograph to me...
--C & X

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Work Update

It's been quite a while since I posted any work news, so I thought I'd update anyone who cares about such things.

The Spirit story I did with Walter Simonson hit the stands today--go get it--The Spirit #7 from DC Comics! The Jordi Bernet story in that issue is pretty cool also. This particular project was a real challenge--Walter wrote more story than any human being could fit into 8 pages, and I always try to give the writer everything they've written, so it was tough! I got most of it in there, and I'm pretty proud of it...pretty happy to have gotten the chance to work with Walter also, as he's one of my major influences and an amazingly nice guy to boot.

Currently, I'm working on another Midnighter story arc. Keith Giffen is our new writer. I worked with Keith back at the beginning of my career, drawing various Justice League and Legion Of Super-Heroes books he plotted. Here's a design I did for a new recurring character Keith created for Midnighter...

I'll be a guest at two more upcoming comic conventions: Fan Expo 2007 in Toronto, August 24-26, and the Baltimore Comic-Con , September 8-9. Xan and I hope to see some of you at one or the other!

Happy Father's Day, Dad!
I know it's late, but anyone who knows me shouldn't be too surprised...anyway, here's a photo to commemorate the occasion. This is another old India slide, featuring my Dad in New Delhi, sometime in 1969 or 1970. He's dressed a lot like I dress now...weird...

Happy Father's Day! See you soon!


Sunday, June 10, 2007

Happy Birthday, Mike!

In honor of my brother's birthday today, here are
some more ancient Sprouse family slides...

Okay, I was going to make fun of Mike's clothes here, but then I
noticed my own horribly-clad legs over on the right side of the photo...
Anyway, this is Mike playing with our Lhasa Apso Tashi in our house
in New Dheli, India, ca. 1971

Above: Mike with his cat Fluffy, again in India.

That's Mike(on the right) and myself with our haul from Harrod's toy
department, in our cabin aboard the QEII, somewhere in the Atlantic
Ocean between the UK and The US on our way home from India

The fashion crimes continue Stateside, ca. idea what
we're up to here, but I'm sure it falls under the category "no good..."

Hope you have a good one, bro! See you in a few
months in Baltimore.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Quick Update
A quick post this time around...Friends Shelley and Mark visited at the end of May. We enjoyed some sushi and other treats at a local karaoke bar and took a road trip to Jungle Jim's for some fun food shopping. Later, Xan and I implemented our long-discussed but never acted upon plan to see more movies. We've missed so many in the last few years--I think we'd only been to one single film in the theater so far this year, and that feels like a crime. It can get expensive, sure, but I love seeing films on the big screen! We saw and GREATLY enjoyed Hot Fuzz, a send-up of cop shows/movies by the Shaun of the Dead people, and 28 Weeks Later, a sequel to 28 Days Later that we were both worried was going to be awful.

Today's picture theme seems to be "People sitting next to
unusual plastic things." First up is a shot of friends Shelley and Mark
in front of a giant fiberglass banana outside Jungle Jim's

Next we have a shot of Xan in the lobby of our local cineplex,
cozying up to her second-favorite family