Yep, I’ve fallen behind on comics right now. Here’s the deal with what’s going on:
- Work has me crazy busy (and tired), and I’m changing teams soon so this is probably not going to let up in the immediate future.
- Book 2 is nearly ready to print — all that’s left is proofing and the resulting color correction — but in the meantime my usual printer has up and disappeared from the face of the planet so I’m scrambling to find another printer that can handle the job. If anyone knows of a short-run printer that can do custom trim sizes (or at least 8"x9" as a standard size), perfect binding, CMYK printing, and runs of 200 or less for around $6/copy, please let me know. (The book is 154 pages, of which 100 are in color.)
- I have a bunch of comic ideas (including a new series) but no time to work on them. Also, my Wacom tablet stopped working so I’m limping along with my UC Logic one (which is very fiddly and has a very different feel) and I also finally got around to upgrading to the latest version of Photoshop (from CS4) so there’s a bunch of relearning and tuning I have to do, since a lot has changed in the meantime. Fortunately, both tool changes seem to be going okay.
So, yeah, if you know of a short-run printer who can do what I need, please let me know. For those who have already preordered through Amazon, the ship date is very somewhat likely to change, but don’t worry, your credit card won’t be charged until the shipment actually happens.