Oh that's a beautiful sight
Oh man you guys, look at this:
That is seriously the most beautiful thing I have seen in a long time. That's the last page of my master list of... Read more
So here we are! The book has arrived, it looks great, we had an awesome little release party at Challengers, I have a few little signings lined up, and I'm... Read more
The Books are here!!
The books arrived!! Guys, this has been such an emotional roller coaster ride. You do everything you can to make the files perfect, you review the proofs meticulously, everything looks... Read more
I can see the finish line
Sorry it's been a while since the last update! The book's been printing - all of the pages are printed and trimmed now. I approved a printed proof yesterday and... Read more
Oh holy crap here we go
I picked up the proof from the printer this morning!
Now this is digitally printed, not offset, which means this is really close to what it will look like, but... Read more
Things are getting real
I dropped the files off at the printer this morning! Everything's starting to feel very real now. I'm going with a printer who's right in my neighborhood, just a few... Read more
The March of Progress
We're getting there, you guys! Isaac was kind enough to write me a gorgeous (handwritten!!) introduction, which is now laid out in the InDesign file. I have my ISBN number... Read more
I can't help myself
Yesterday, when Niles left for work, he made me promise to take it easy and relax, and really and truly have a day off. I nodded, kissed him goodbye, and... Read more
Well it's Christmas Eve Eve, as my sister Maryclaire would say, and I hope everyone's having awesome holidays! It was pointed out to me earlier today that I am a... Read more
Living the Life
Well, it's 9:30 on a Saturday night and (except for a trip to the post office, and to fold some laundry) I have spent the entire day working on Shuteye.... Read more
You end where you start, but it feels like you’ve grown anyway
We're really down to the wire now! 5 days left! I can't thank all of you enough; I'm beyond thrilled to be able to produce this book!
When I first... Read more
I've been hammering away at layouts - right now I've got the book laid out up to page 109, which puts us in the middle of the third story, Night... Read more
Funded! And some layouts.
The project is funded!! I'm so excited! Thank you so much to all of you! I am overwhelmed by the support and the enthusiasm, you guys are AWESOME.
I'm working... Read more
A much prettier image of the print
I thought it wise to post a proper color-corrected scan of the painting that the print will be made from, instead of the the crappy cell phone photo. :)
To the last I grapple with thee
Several years ago, on a trip to visit my brother on Nantucket, I read a marvelous book called In the Heart of the Sea, a true story about a tragic... Read more
Paradise by the LED light
So, the Chicago Book Expo thing was a leeetle bit ridiculous; I was with the unlucky half of the exhibitors stuck in a dark, cold, dusty and haunted basement (I... Read more
A revised sketch for the print, and I think I have those clouds down now.
Holy cow, I'm Kickstarter's Project of the Day today!! This is so exciting and overwhelming, I'm blown away by the response, you guys. You guys are so awesome.
I'm going... Read more
This is the only thing I'm redoing (besides the shading)
So this and the shading are the ONLY TWO THINGS I am redoing. Vea was the first minicomic in the series; it was actually the first longish, story-based minicomic I... Read more
On hating old artwork, and a first sketch of the print.
So I’m really excited about this project, and I can’t wait to get it going. I’ve been working on tightening up the final artwork for some of the original pages.... Read more
Your first update, and a quick anecdote.
So I'm going to try to do regular updates here to keep everyone in the loop on how the project is progressing. I'll put them on Twitter and facebook and... Read more