It’s the end of the year as we know it (and I feel fine)on 12/14/2012 at
Well folks…that’s it for 2012.
I apologize, but I’m not going to be able to get a new TOACM comic out again by year's end. It’s been a bumpy road this year beginning with my big move from Ann Arbor to Chicago, my August hiatus, and now the holidays have all contributed to a rather choppy year for TOACM. Trust me, it’s not because I’m slacking off! =o)
I’ve been getting more commission work which is great for supplementing my income (I don’t make a cent off TOACM) with drawing, but the time I use to produce said commissions eats into my TOACM production time. While I’m all caught up at the moment with commissions, I do have my next set of Marvel sketch cards for Rittenhouse coming due. That means I’m spending ALL of my spare drawing time working on them for the time being (and producing some of my best cards yet!).
Once those are complete and shipped off, I plan on returning to TOACM! However, it might not be in the capacity I first expected…
I got word that my application for a table in Artist Alley at the big C2E2 convention here in Chicago was approved. I’m in! I’m so excited! I can’t wait for the show (April 26-28) and with that I figured it’d be a perfect opportunity to try and debut TOACM vol.1 my first print collection for the show! WOOT!
I know you all are probably sick to death of hearing me talk about this book already. LOL! I know I am! The work on the book is going quite well and I feel like I should come back in January and focus 100% of my time on finishing it and getting it off to press in time for the show. This means that at the moment TOACM will maintain its current hiatus at least through January of the new year.
Trust me…I am NOT done w/ our plaid protector. He’s my #1 guy! I have LOTS more story involving him and his adventures that I want to share. I’m certain that once this first book gets finished and I feel more comfortable knowing what I’m doing subsequent volumes (all the material for vol 2 is already produced) will comes much easier.
Lastly, there was a wonderful article Dawn Griffin wrote recently regarding her webcomic and how it fits into the perceived/traditional “webcomics” model. It caused a lot of introspection and dissection regarding what TOACM is in its current incarnation and what I want it to be going forward. Heavy stuff? Maybe, but this is the time of year for all that jazz right? What it means is that I’m trying to re-access if TOACM works as a weekly webcomic. The freedom of publishing these comics on the internet gives me a freedom to create the “model” as I see fit. I need to make TOACM work for me and I need to make the model going forward work best for TOACM too.
The times they are a-changin’…
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE AND HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!