Little life update: Sorry for silence, am still alive, just head-down working on priority things. Most importantly are the MI book formatting/ edits which have to take priority rn in order to pass them off to the prepress team, and which are physically difficult to do (have been working in a dark room for 2.5 weeks color correcting these dark pages, it is unpleasant work). Second, stressful life stuff, been avoiding online interactions because irl has been really negative lately, and I’m burnt out on being yelled at. Everything is stressful rn and just trying to get by.
Thanks for understanding, and we’ll be back to updates next week.
Thanks for waiting for me to catch up, have been massively swamped… In case you missed it, the MI Kickstarter wrapped up, and was a huge success thanks to all of you. This book is also the first book to be published by a new company, Ascend Comics, that I’ve started with my friend Taneka Stotts. I have a long an complicated history dealing with publishing predators, and grappling with the moral issue of publishing with people who also publish work by people whose views I find repugnant. The best solution seemed to be to do what I always end up doing, which is to say “screw this” and make my own thing. My other project that I’ve been working on the past half a year concurrent with everything else, Alloy, will be published via Ascend as well, so I’m pretty excited about what the future holds.
What if you missed the KS? The books will be on sale online in late 2018 or early 2019, AFTER I have fulfilled the Kickstarter to all of its backers, since they are the priority~ If you just wanted the PDF of the book, I have a preorder page for that here. This PDF will release again, after the PDFs have been fulfilled to backers, which should happen relatively fast since that’s digital delivery. It’s also possible I will have softcover copies ready for SPX in the fall, but that’s not yet set in stone. Special packs that include all of the rewards found in the Kickstarter will be listed in the shop in early 2019.
As you can imagine, taxes, Alloy, Ascend and editing MI concurrently with finishing it is taking up a lot of my schedule. I had wanted to finish this comic this month but now it’s looking like it’ll be pushed into early May, just because I need to prioritize sending edited pages to my prepress team to make sure the book stays on schedule! Also, I’ve been trying to ignore the specter of burnout that’s standing right over my shoulder, haha. But it’ll all get done~ I’m just very very grateful to be able to do the things I’ve been wanting to do for such a long time, and a little bit of hard work is a small price to pay for pushing that envelope forward.
Anyways I’m traveling this week and might be updating at strange times, but will be updating as much as possible. I’ll also be working on the book covers and new interior illustrations, so, should be fun. The Kallakore pin giveaway contest winners will be announced here next Monday, so there’s that too. If I RT’d or commented or listed your work on the page then I definitely saw it, but if I haven’t done any of those things and you’re not sure if your entry was received, just let me know and I’ll make sure it is.
Thanks very very much for understanding if I’m a bit scatterbrained or slow around here, am just extremely busy, but I love you all and want to make sure these last few pages wrap up as best as I can make them~