First off, I apologize for being remiss in my updates. And also my apologies. I've been working like crazy on "Saturday." I usually draw for five or six hours a day since the Kickstarter campaign wrapped up. Once again, I have you to thank for that privilege. So...Thank you so, so much.
Since my last post, I've finished three new pages and I'm half way through a fourth. I'll post some of my favorite panels from each page and maybe one or two other things to boot. It's not an exaggeration to say I'm more excited than ever to be working on the book. It's a crazy amount of fun and I can't wait to share the entire thing with you.
So...how's about an FAQ:
Q) What page are you on?
Q) How many pages will there be total?
A) Around 30. Maybe 32.
Q) When will the book be done?
A) I hope in about a year (December/January 2013), but this process isn't an exact science. I've added at least two extra pages and I'm being pretty meticulous about the detail, color and lighting, so there's a bit of what a friend of mine called "Scope Creep" up in this house. Believe me, if you're anxious to see this book in print, you've got nothing on me. As excited as I am to be working on the book, I'm really eager to see it in print. I want to hold this baby in my hands and turn the pages.
Q) Will this be an e-book?
A) Maybe, but it's going to be a book book first. I've always intended for this book to be tactile. It's the way my mind was blown when I read Poortvliet and Van Allsburg when I was a kid and I want that to be the primary delivery vehicle up front.
Q) What's your plan for finding a publisher?
A) I don't have a plan at the moment, except in the most rudimentary of forms. Finding a publisher before I have the book finished seems a little cart-and-horsey. Right now, my focus is entirely on making the book I always wanted to see on the shelf. While that may be foolhardy, my cup doesn't exactly runneth over with common sense.
If you have any questions I missed, drop me a line and I'll be happy to answer them. Again, I can't thank you enough for giving me the opportunity to bring this book to fruition. Happy holidays. How about some panels now?