Update From the Idol Scribbler

Hello to my lovely readers and irreverent spiritual questers. As you know, several weeks ago, I let you all know that I was having an operation and would be away from cartooning for a little while. The operation went well, but during the proceedings they picked up on a secondary problem, which requires further surgery. This is happening at the end of this month. Please don’t worry. It’s nothing too serious, but I will once again be laid up for a while, and unable to sit comfortably to draw.

In between the two operations, I have had so much to catch up on in my work, home and family life. Add to this needing to get things get done so I can recuperate afterwards without having to impose on my lovely spouse and family too much for assistance (other than keeping me amused). The upshot of this has been no time left for drawing or writing.

You will be glad to know that my sense of humor is still exhibiting vital signs. I am planning to take a replica canopic jar with me to surgery so they can plop the offending bit of me in there to take away with me. I will be taking a jackal-headed “Duamutef” canopic jar. Sort of like an Ancient Egyptian doggy-bottle. When I told my surgeon about this, they asked me if it was going to be for my pyramid. I replied that I only had a little mastaba, and they said that kind of thing wasn’t recommended for the next four weeks.

I promise that Idol Scribblings and Second Bestiary are not over yet. I am noting down lots of ideas (including some fabulous ideas from the hive mind) to work on when I am recovered. I will post on Twitter (@IdolScribblings) and Facebook to let you know how I am getting on. The cartoons will be back as soon as I am able. Until then, take care of yourselves and one another my wonderful readers, and remember to only use your powers for good.