I wish I could produce two of these comics a week so as to keep this story moving faster because I'm really excited for what's in store for our hero and the crew. Some interesting revelations are around the corner as CM and Gus fill us in on the back story leading to them being chased by the ECPD. Just what is going on in Exotic City these days?

If you didn't see the post the other day, I'll mention here again that I have indeed begun (again) collecting the first year's worth of strips into a trade paperback. TALES OF A CHECKERED MAN: BEGINS (vol.1) doesn't have a release date as of yet, but naturally I'll keep you all posted as the project progresses. The collected volume promises to be a different reading experience than if you were to simply go back to the first strip and read through. I'm doing some editing (text, art, rearranging, etc.) to create a more cohesive read. There will even be some brand new artwork never before published online, including brand new TOACM comics! I'm really looking forward to it and I hope you will be too!

The work-in-progress pic of panel 1 of this week's comic showcases one of my most favorite drawing of Joey the Sloth ever! I love that little creep! He's so fun to draw!

Finally, I'd also like to remind you all that the FAN-ART FRIDAY series is still in full gear. I admit, I didn't keep up with it much during the move, but now that I'm getting back into the swing of things I'd really like to see some of your TOACM fan-art! Remember you can submit artwork in any style and/or medium and any experience level! Just have fun with it! Email your fan art to denver[at]thecheckeredman[dot]com! Maybe you'll see your artwork in an upcoming Fan-Art Friday post! Keen!

Until next week,

-Denver!