Every time I do a long story line, I always feel like I'm pouring a lot of effort into the artwork. I don't know why I feel the need to experiment when these plot lines that usually attract more attention to the comic. I should be trying to sneak more of this stuff into my day-to-day work. '

But, then again, there usually isn't a call for laser whips in an average comic. So "strike while the iron is hot," I suppose.

Speaking of iron, as you know, Iron Man 2 comes out today. I think I've done a pretty good job of staying away from reviews and spoilers. That is, unless you count the comments I get from readers in the UK who have already seen the film telling me how great it is. I don't really count those as spoilers, I guess. It's good to know the fans are liking it, though.

I've heard through the grapevine that I need to stick around until after the credits. But considering the bomb they dropped on us with Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in the first one, I think that was kind of a foregone conclusion.

Still trying to figure out how we're going to squeeze both Iron Man 2 and Babies into the same weekend that our families are supposed to get together for Mother's Day. But Cami and I are crazy like that. We tend to stack these kinds of things.

Head's up for next week... I have a fairly lengthy paper I need to finish for one of my college courses and it's due on Tuesday. As a result, Monday's comic might be late. I don't want to do that if I don't have to because I'm sure you guys want to read my reaction to Iron Man 2 in Monday's blog. But this paper is supposed to be North of 25 pages long and (shamefully) I haven't started it yet.

I'm not panicked, though. I can run off at the mouth for quite a while if I have to (which longtime followers of this blog can attest to.) I'm lucky that the paper is mostly an opinion piece. It doesn't really have to be researched - although it does need to make some references to what I've learned over the semester.

Anyway, like I said, I don't want to push off Monday's comic if I don't have to. But the option is on the table.

In the meantime, I'm just waiting for my opportunity to see Iron Man 2 with Cami. It's like the calm before the storm. I don't know what else to say. So much anticipation has built up to this point, I can scarcely believe that the sequel is actually happening. To say I'm looking forward to it would be... I think, the understatement of the year.

Feel free to post your reactions to Iron Man 2 in the comments below. I might stay away until after I have a chance to see the movie myself. But I'll be checking in over the course of the weekend to discuss things. Try to stay away from spoilers if you can.

Thanks - and have an Iron-riffic weekend!

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Costumes were never a problem before, Victor. Loosen up a little!

Besides, it's not like you can complain when you're wearing a Whiplash costume yourself!

THIS IS NOT A COSTUME!