Goldenbird has been on a hiatus for a long time. It’s the same old story – research takes as much time as art, and easily swallows your whole free time if you don’t watch out. I love my scholarly work almost as much as my comics, and there can’t be one without the other. But do not fear – next year will be devoted to comics. As you may know, I have received funding for an album project. The story is set in the 1920s, and will be in full colour. I will colour it by hand, but I’m really into digital painting right now. In the beginning I was frustrated because I A) want to be an instant genius at everything, B) use all the colours in the basic palette despite the fact that it looks terrible.