I feel like I haven’t had time over the past three weeks to scratch my bum, but actually I have — in between being flat-out promoting the Kickstarter campaign for the Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat graphic novel — which was successful, by the way! — plus doing the 132-page graphic novel itself (I’m doing the art along with words) and starting to do promo for next novel Depth Charging Ice Planet Goth (out in July).
On top of that, this week spring vacation ended and we’ve started a new school year, so I’m back teaching.
OK, so I’ve (almost) come to grips with the fact that we hit our goal — almost. Thanks seriously must go out to everyone concerned, either in making pledges or helping to get word out there. You all positively rock.
The book is pretty much finished, albeit in rough style, so I’m now tweaking the lot, and working with Cocoa on her pages this week.
We’re definitely very early in finishing production (which is great, and mostly inspired by the people mentioned above); I spoke with the printer in Melbourne today, and we’re set to roll with publishing in July as per schedule.
I did get a chance to blather on a bit about the process over at Tony Black’s site Pulp Pusher (from which I nicked some of the comments above, since I’m half-asleep at the keyboard here!), so cheers to Tony for the opportunity.
It’s been an inspiring ride, I have to admit. The generosity, support, belief and coercion from absolute strangers as well as friends and family have chiseled away at my natural predilection for cynicism (shhh). What a wunderbar lot of people there are out there.
Oh yeah, and Depth Charging Ice Planet Goth is now all confirmed for publication via Perfect edge Books on July 25, and is available already for pre-order via Amazon. Now that was fast. More info shortly, as soon as I have that scratch.