For those of you who know me I’m sure you’re wondering why the heck I need yet another blog.
Well, I’ll tell you why.
Because I need a place where I can talk about comics and work and not have to bring people into my personal bizniz in order to do so.
LJ is great, but it’s hard to keep work separate from life there, so that’s what this blog is for.
It’s so even if you don’t know me personally you can still keep up with what’s going on in the Land O’ Comics.
So for a first post here I figured I’d bring everyone up to date on the status of my current series~
Right now I’m about halfway thru Volume Two, I just finished up Chapter 4 last night and will be starting in on Chapter 5 today.
After talking to my editor I found out the street date has been pushed back once again. It was originally due out in Dec of 07 but now it’s being moved to March of 08.
Long time away, I know, but at least the wait between vol two and vol three wont be as long as between one and two since I’ll already be a couple chapters into vol three by the time two hits the stands!
That’s…something, right guys?
Also, because I don't think a lot of people realize this, the street date is something that I have no control over. I get a lot of e-mails lamenting my decision to release the books so far apart...yeah...that's not me. It's all up the publisher, the artist has little to no say in it.
For those of you who don’t know, I’m no longer publishing Next Exit under SLG. We split a couple months back and I’m currently in the process of moving the series over to a different publisher.
The split was amicable and there was no bad blood or anything, SLG just wasn’t the right publisher for the comic and we both knew it.
While SLG is a great company to work for, and I can say nothing but positive things about my experience there, it’s just not a publisher most people turn to for “manga”. And since that’s the heading most people seem to categorize my comics under, it wasn’t a good fit.
That being said when Next Exit does return I think readers will be more pleased with the presentation and format of the book and hopefully it'll reach the audience it was intended to reach this time around.
I’ll be sure to keep everyone updated on the situation of the series and when it’s expected return to shelves will be~
So that's where I stand right now, I have a few other side projects I'm working on, and I'll be sure to update here about them as soon as I'm able!