As the battle rages on, I thought I’d give you a heads up of a few battles won. :D

First up, I got a nice visit from the Indefatigable Steve Bissette yesterday afternoon. He’d stopped by to ask me to lunch and bearing a copy of the now newly printed, but still not quite available yet book THE VERMONT MONSTER GUIDE, which I’ve talked about at length here before. The printing came out even better than I’d could have imagined it, complete with spot varnishes (omg… *bookdesigngeek ├╝berfreakout*)! This is probably one of the biggest projects of 2009 for me and Steve, who produced a TON of new work specifically for this book. This is probably the most amazing print job on anything I’ve ever worked on IN MY LIFE and you should definitely consider scoring your own copy. You can pre-order the book on Amazon today, order it now from UPNE’s website or you might even find a copy at your local retail book outlet nationwide once it’s out. Congrats to Joe and Steve! I’m honored to have had the opportunity to work on this gorgeous new book!

Second – putting the finishing touches on the erotic story I’m working on in collaboration with my buddy Dan Barlow for the new anthology BIG SEXY which will be debuting at SPX this year. Here’s a photo of my 10 pages. :3