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The missing post?

Sometimes in the  middle of last week, it occurred to me that I did not do my weekly post last sunday.

Blasphemy!

Usually I start thinking about the subject matter of the post days ahead as the weekend approaches, but no, not this time. Not a peep, not a worry.

Perhaps I was too preoccupied with our deadline for the 8th Wonder Press Anthology. But why would I be? Nick had all his artwork ready one week ahead of the March 31st deadline. This gave us the opportunity to get feedback from the editor and better a few things, including the title font.

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Final title font thanks to Blambot (and Jesse at 8th Wonder Press)

So what happened? No clue. Life happened? Probably. It keeps happening all the time after all.

Now that we’re done, what’s next you may ask?

Nick and I met met for a celebratory dark, dark beer (or two) and discussed some stories he would like brought to life. He even said he would commissioned me to write scripts for him. Funny guy, since when would the artist pay the writer?

I am also keeping an eye out for more Anthology submissions since, you know, it worked out pretty well for us this time around.

And of course, there is still the Activist.

What do you think we should do next?

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Finishing touches.

As Nick and I get closer to the deadline for our 12 pages story in 8th Wonder Press Anthology Science/ Mad science, it is now time to put on the finishing touches!

I am so glad to be involved in this! Otherwise, I would feel like I am truly doing nothing. I am actually putting the title AND the credits on page 1 and page 12 respectively. What a thrill!

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I really cannot show you more than that.

Lettering is fun and challenging. I am glad that this specific story has no dialogue though. Originally, I thought of it much in the spirit of the old silent cartoons like Tom and Jerry where characters barely ever speak. I also believe that a completely silent piece will stand out among the many stories compiled within the Anthology.

I do worry though. Not everyone will be able to “read” it. It takes a certain mind-set to read sequencial art. Not everyone is used to look at a picture and get all the necessary information out of it before moving on to the next one. We are so used to just being “fed” information that we no longer look for them.

I am still incredibly proud of the story and of Nick’s artwork. I think it is a true milestone in our on-going collaboration and I cannot wait to see what we do next.

In the meantime, go check out Nick’s blog for an exclusive sneak peak.

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Moonian Update.

Update on Loony the Moonian:

Alright folks, our deadline for the 12 pages comic Nick and I are putting together for 8th Wonder Press is approaching. On March 31st, we will be finished and by we, let’s be honest, I mean Nick. After all, that’s pretty much it for me already. I wrote the pitch, I turned in the script and now…well.. now I guess I just have to wait.

Thank God I work with Nick.

He actually called me the other day, just to check in. He told me where he was at and that when he is done we can meet up and look at the pages together. I mean how nice is that? Perhaps it is due to the fact that this project is our true first collaboration, that he helped me and watched me as I painfully birthed our pitch? Or maybe it is simply because we are getting printed in an Anthology and we both want to make sure we don’t fuck it up? Or maybe we just keep each other in check because we’re good like that. We can give each other notes directly without drama because we respect each other and that is a REAL boon.

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Go check out Nick’s Blog!

Either way, I cannot wait to see the finished product. I am excited. I am impatient. I am nervous. What if we fuck it up? What if people don’t like the story? What if we miss the deadline and miss our chance at being published???

And then I take a deep breath…

We got this. That’s what I keep telling myself ever since we started this, a kind of arrogant confidence leading into self prophecy.

We got this and it’s gonna be awesome because we are awesome.

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We’re getting published!

Nick Nall and I are getting published!

8th Wonder Press accepted our submission for their 2014 Anthology slated for the spring. Along with 20 other artists, our 12 pages story is going to be printed in a 160 pages book.

As you can imagine, we are thrilled! We are also working hard. While Nick sketches the new characters to give them their definite look, I am ferociously scripting.

2014 already looks good.

Here are some sketches from Nick that I just LOVE! I know you will too.

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The theme for the Anthology is Science and Mad Science. Mad Science it is!

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