Costa Rica is nice. Go there. 
I will have work at BlackMarket Gallery in LA in September as part of the Plustastrophe travelling stuffed animal show that I have been participating in this year. A bunch of comics that I published in the 90s by Al Burian have been collected into a graphic novel by Microcosm. Al is a really amazing writer and cartoonist. His zine, Burn Collector, is one of the most astute and wry batches of writing out there. I cannot recommend it enough.