Weekend Update: My sick dog and a new cover sneak peek

Time for the Weekend Update!

On the personal front, today has been pretty much a day of anxious gut-wrench.  My nine-year companion, Shelley the border collie, had breathing problems and wouldn’t eat.  I saw something nasty stuck in her throat so it was off to the vet.  There was a golf-ball size mass of tissue in the back to of Shelley’s mouth, so it was time to immediately operate.  After a few hours of going crazy, I got the good news that she came through with no problems.  The only lingering issue is the source of the mass:  Was it a piece of that chicken bone she ate and that cut her mouth a couple of weeks ago grown over?  Or was it cancer?  All we can really do now is watch and wait to see if there is any regrowth, but for now, crisis averted.

On the professional front:

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Here’s the first cover sketch from my good friend Felipe de Barros for the second edition of The Opening Bell!  Pulling inspiration from the old regional wrestling posters in the U.S., it’s looking to be another fantastic piece of art.  Expect the finished cover and the release of the second edition sometime this week!

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