My lovely fiancée is coming to England for the holidays! I was planning on getting super buff before her arrival, but… man, it’s just so hard to do a sit-up ever when half of it basically involves lying down, and you realise that is just so much easier…
The comic itself — presented in a kind of hybrid comic book/short story format — still seems to be largely under wraps for now, but I should be able to post more details after its issue 1 launch next week, on the 9th October! I really think (and hope) people are going to enjoy it.
If you live in Manchester, you may already be aware of the real-life Captain Manchester who’s been going around the city for the past month or so, performing selfless acts and inspiring good will in others, and I have to say that his devotion to the role makes me all the gladder to have been involved in this project so far!
(And while the comic won’t be released until next week, you can still get the first print collection of my comics on Amazon for 30% off in the meantime!)
Just a brief update on what’s been happening/what’s going to happen:
First of all, sorry for the lack of timely updates over the past couple of weeks! Things began to alternate between hectic and depressingly nightmarish, and just when I’d managed to start juggling everything again I got hit with a bunch of tiny maladies all at once. Fun!
As for how things are going to go down from here on out, I took the weekend to just churn out a whole swathe of comics, which means the update buffer won’t run out again any time soon. There’s still a couple I need to finish up this week, but once those are done that means I’ll be able to spend more time on regular design and illustration work, as well as a number of other projects I’ve been aiming to do for some time now!
So in short, everything’s looking to be super on-time and more productive than ever!
Unless of course someone were to send me a Hearthstone beta key for no apparent reason, in which case I’d probably forget the meaning of the word “productivity” completely, boy I sure hope nobody does that, haha, that would certainly be terrible, hahahahaha! *cough cough splutter wheeze cough*
It’s finally here! The first official collection of comics in print form, it’s As You’re Up: The Firts Etidion (subtitle: There may be one or two mitsakes)! And you can get it on Amazon.com and on Amazon UK!
Collecting more than 140 original strips, The Firts Etidion delivers the funny directly to your brain’s chuckle cortex via those big, beautiful eyes of yours. And if that’s not enough, there’s also an introduction from the authors, which touches on the origins of As You’re Up and inevitably goes off on numerous tangents.
Still not enough? Well GUESS WHAT! It also includes a bunch of strips which have been remastered or redrawn completely just for this book! Check it out!
I really wanted to make sure everyone who buys this book gets their money’s worth, and while that meant delaying its release a little longer, I’m glad I did it; I think the effort shows, and makes this book something I can be proud to put out there! But why take my word for it, when you can take (a look at) these pictures!
So fresh, ohmagawh!
(Buying from CreateSpace will help better support the site, as Amazon takes more off the top of the book’s profits; I’m posting the Amazon link as well anyway, since I know it may be more convenient for some!)