Big, Hopefully Not Terribly Tedious Update

It’s been a while since my last update here and a lot has happened in the past six weeks or so. Here’s the lowdown.

We completed Los Animales: Fours on the Floor, the first chapter in the ongoing saga of anthropomorphic animals/record store nerds that Jeaux Janovsky and I created. You can now read the chapter in its entirety for free on animalsoundsrecords.com. Response to the comic has been overwhelmingly positive and we’re so grateful for everyone who took an early interest in our project. We’ve managed to earn some early press, including interviews by Geeksmash, Defective Geeks and Ian/Yan. If you’re interested in contacting Jeaux & I for interviews, convention appearances, etc., email us at animalsoundsrecords [at] gmail [dot] com.  The second installment of the comic, Los Animales: Nadarave, starts on Monday.

Last month, I answered an ad that someone I know shared on Facebook and ended up freelancing for KCET. Yes, Facebook is good for finding work. Here’s the first story I did for the local television station’s website:

“For the Weekend: Jane Espenson”

I’ve also started writing more for Geek Exchange, the website for Geek Magazine. In the past few weeks, I interviewed Nilbog, an amazing local band who pays tribute to genre movie scores. I also re-watched The Crow and Chobits.

If you’ve followed my work for a while, you probably know that I’ve done my fair share of interviews with Andrew W.K. The latest one ran last week on Pure Volume. 

I’m still doing a lot of work for L.A. Weekly. In recent weeks, I had the chance to talk to Gilbert Hernandez and the team behind Teen Titans Go! I also checked out the latest L.A. show from Takashi Murakami and a group show dedicated to James Bond. In addition, I’ve been taking party shots for the Weekly here and there. Check out this slideshow from last weekend’s The Smiths/Morrissey Convention. 

On the club side of things, Underground is doing really well. We put together a very successful goth-y party called Shadowplay a few weeks back, in addition to other great events. You can check out my set lists on my blog, Beatique.

Somehow in the midst of all that, my longtime boyfriend and I snuck off to Las Vegas and got married. Seriously! I promised a few people that I would write a story about that experience too. It’s coming. Slowly.

Stay tuned for an update on Monday, as there is more news to share.

Thanks for reading.

L

 

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