Just a quick update. (I'd been replying to comments but hadn't done an official update.) Everything is done and we're in the process of printing. *The next update will have printing and shipping DATES that I know you've been anxious awaiting!! So have we! And, of course, we'll be sending out an email to get everyone's current mailing address.
Now... for those interested, we've had quite a crazy and difficult few months since our move across country, from our vehicle's transmissions blowing up in the middle of the night on the way up the mountain we live on, to complications with the pregnancy and birth of our 3rd son, Porter, last month (nearly a month late!). But, thankfully we made it through all that, he is healthy, Renae is healthy, and we're settling into our new life and ready to finally get Peter Pan wrapped up!
Thank you so much for all the kind comments on the last update, for all your support, and for your wonderful patience while we made it through this creative journey with real life journey mixed in. This has NOT been easy, but it's been wonderful at the same time.
So, please stay tuned as the printer does their thing and I will get you those dates!
THANK YOU!!!!!! On behalf of Renae, our kids, me, and even our cat, Olivia (picture a fluffy Godzilla. That's her.) :D
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!!!
Ray here, Renae's husband.
Just a quick update to let you know Renae, the kids, the cats, and I made it safely to our new home on mountain in Southern California from Cape Elizabeth, Maine. It was very difficult and crazy, but will be well worth it. We're close to family (which is 1st for us with a new baby on the way), work, and fun things for the kids.
Now that we're finally getting settled in (we just got internet and a vehicle yesterday), we'll get a print date for you and be able to estimate shipping as well. As soon as we have that, we'll send a form asking for everyone's current mailing address.
Thank you for all the kind words on the move and the new baby. We'll post another update soon.
Hope you're having a wonderful day!
This is Ray, Renae's husband/inker/colorist/letterer.
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LIFE UPDATE: Renae is pregnant! Also we're moving from Maine to Southern California at the end of this month! :D We just found out it's a boy! He'll be here in December. That'll make 3 boys for us (we love hearing name suggestions!). We couldn't be happier, but everything is a little crazy, and because the pregnancy has been very troubled and with Renae's past health issues, Renae is mostly on bed rest right now. It looks like everything is going to be okay, though. We're moving to California for family, work, and various other reasons. Very excited about that, too, but we'll miss Maine very much too.
We were very scared that the baby wouldn't make it for the first few months and had a lot to work out with the move and book, so that's why I haven't been able to update in a while. But, everything looks to be okay now. :)
BOOK UPDATE: I had to do some additional corrections and additions that are being done now. We want you to have the best and most lasting quality possible book, so it's necessary. But again, 100 pages of art and story (10 extra pages for you!). It should be print ready within the next 3 weeks and we'll update you then as well. Printing takes a month or more on their end (we're not totally sure on that until they get it) then they'll ship them to us, and finally we'll begin shipping out to you (which is not going to be easy with just me doing it and Renae pregnant, but I'll go as fast as I can). That's the plan anyway. If anything changes we'll let you know.
* We also sent out some messages to backers who had content going in the book and need to hear back from them soon to get their pages prepared as well.
There's also one more giant bit of project news that you fans of Renae's will be very excited about, but I can't release it yet. Stay tuned! Maybe New York Comic-Con for the announcement! ;)
Hope you're all doing fantastic. We'll be in touch again soon once I get those corrections done and the final backer pages in.