I've been working on a short comic--inspired enough from the Art & Story podcast, finally giving my go at making a short. So far, I'll just say that it involves a robot boy that performs in a circus and the story itself will rely heavily on pantomime (like the first part of "Wall-E").
Also check out exciting developments for independent cartoonists with the UP! Fair going on in November! There's some time maybe to save up for a plane ticket~
I also found this little sketch of a "Mad House"--