Folks, I want to apologize to everyone waiting on book and art orders.
I don’t know how to describe the awesome mission creep on this project which I expected to do in less than one year and managed to spread over four years. I’ll give it a try, though.
Coloring alone, for which I slated up to 120 days took over 10 full months of work and stretched to over a year of part time work.
I completely changed my technique after I’d done a large portion of the job, threw it out, started over, and came up with a much better work. But it cost me big time. I will be finished with this project in a couple of days, with one day of wiggle room. I’m in hermit mode, have not been to a movie or out to dinner or anything in months except for a couple of convention appearances, and I worked the whole time I was there, too.
Most of June will be dedicated to completing commissions and shipping out art and orders. I have several major commissions to complete, a few of which are 2 years on my wait list. I am also picking up A DISTANT SOIL again, and have more projects on my plate. I’ve recently completed my first work for Valiant Comics! But I need to get my commissions out, and I truly appreciate the great patience of all my patrons.
Finishing this book and going out in public again is going to feel like a coming out party. I am busting with delight, grateful to have had so much support from Dark Horse Comics and Neil Gaiman, and am ready to move on to new things!