Hey! Been a while. CONVENTIONS
Just wanted to let you guys know I'll be at Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC)
March 28-30 in Seattle, and at Toronto Comic Art Festival (TCAF)
May 10 and 11. I'll be selling TJ and Amal
Volumes 1 and 2, Kung Fu Hustlers
and Whisper Grass
(adult side story comics), and will be taking commissions.
At ECCC, I'll be at table KK-09, on the third floor.
Also, check out the Boom! Studios booth at ECCC-- I did a wraparound cover illo for their con-exclusive hardcover Adventure Time
I had hoped to debut TJ&A
Volume 3 at TCAF, but RL crises pushed the press date back a couple of weeks. I don't know yet whether it will be printed in time.
As for summer cons, I will *probably* be at San Japan
(July 18-20, San Antonio-- I would only be there the 19th and 20th, though), but that depends on a family situation. As soon as things solidify, I'll post whether or not that's happening.
I'll also be a guest at Otakuthon
(August 22-24, Montréal)! I haven't been to Montréal in about 20 years, and am super excited to go back.
---TJ & AMAL
As you may know, after six years, TJ and Amal
is about to come to an end. Right now, the final update is scheduled for May 13, though that may change. (I really want to pace the updates so that the last one goes up when the Volume 3 book is available, so it may be later.) The whole shebang tops out at 498 pages. TJ and Amal
Volume 3 is almost done; with the exception of the last few comic pages, everything's ready to go-- layout, endnotes, cover, etc. I'm hoping to send it to the printer on March 25 (and maybe check the proof sheets during downtime at ECCC :U) but not sure if that will happen.
A lot of folks have asked about a TJ and Amal
omnibus/collected edition; there are plans for this, but they will not solidify until probably late summer. I plan to shop it to a couple of publishers who have previously expressed interest. If one of them picks it up, great; if not, I'll run a Kickstarter for it. The omnibus edition will happen either way.
Shortly after TJ & Amal
wraps up, I'll do another side story comic. It'll be two stories in one floppy book - probably about 32 pages. One story will be adults only and the other will be PG-rated. Like Whisper Grass
, it'll be a limited edition print (prob. 1000 copies), but unlike WG
, I'll probably also sell PDFs.
This summer I'll be working on a stand-alone short comic, totally unrelated to TJ&A,
for Image. I'm not at liberty to say much else about that yet, but I'm real excited about it!
I've also got two other new comic projects in the nebulous stage; not saying anything about either of those until they're confirmed.
As for any more webcomics or long-running stories? Your guess is as good as mine. After TJ&A
ends I am going to need a lot of creativity recharge time. Please bear with me.
Thanks so much! Hope 2014 is treating you well.