Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Robin - Australian for "Comics"

While I'm enjoying a few days off from a job that, frankly, I also enjoy when I'm there (Wednesday was Playing With File Cabinets Day, and I didn't even mind that for a change), Robin has started gearing up for his next adventure. He's just finished a half dozen pages over our friend Jamal Igle on Jamal's final issue of Supergirl (for all you trivia buffs, this is the second time Robin's inked pages from a Supergirl #59), and his newest assignment is also indirectly due to Jamal. At the NY Comic Con Jamal directed us to the Inception Strategies booth. They're an Australian-based company which "develops social comics for government organisations to assist them deliver positive health and education strategies to communities and individuals. The storylines are developed through workshops with the community for whom the comic is intended." It's structured as a protracted assignment so the income isn't steady, but the timing will leave Robin able to handle a regular book for one of the Big Two should that happen. It'll be neat to see him pencilling another book, and it's really soul-heartening for him to be working with a place seeking to do some good in the world. And in a country with a female president, too! I don't think this book will get us any free trips Down Under, but these folks have made me love Aussies that much more, and the news has made for a very happy holiday season at the Riggs Residence.

3 comments:

Rusty said...

Sounds like a really cool gig. Congratulations to Robin. Nice to have good news near the end of the year.

Kathy Pearlman said...

Terrific - hope it helps him get more work. We love to see his pencils on Supergirl, y'know! Steven got the DC pop-up book for his birthday yesterday - two copies. The typical collector, I bought one for us to "read" and one to keep locked in its cellophane. It's one gorgeous piece of work.
Wel, again, happy birthday and Happy Hanukkah, too!

Kathy Pearlman said...

Terrific - hope it helps him get more work. We love to see his pencils on Supergirl, y'know! Steven got the DC pop-up book for his birthday yesterday - two copies. The typical collector, I bought one for us to "read" and one to keep locked in its cellophane. It's one gorgeous piece of work.
Well, again, happy birthday and Happy Hanukkah, too!