Monday, January 20, 2003
In Amsterdam airport, en route to Paris.

Wrote the first 8 pages of 1602 part 4 on the plane, because I have a spare battery for my laptop. E-mailed it to editors, who will, I expect, be very relieved as Andy Kubert finished drawing Chapter 3 on Friday. (In the first 8 pages, soup has been drunk and someone has fallen off a bridge.)

Shaved off beard yesterday morning. Nobody -- wife, oldest daughter, assistant, -- noticed, except Maddy (smallest daughter), although when they were told they all said that they'd noticed something was different and maybe I'd lost weight.

Okay. Plane boarding. B'bye now. Next stop Paris.