On May 4th, I’ll, once again, be at Comix Connection in the West Manchester Mall in York, PA for Free Comic Book Day. The guys at Comix Connection really do a great job with this event so if you’re in the area I strongly urge you to come check it out. They’re also working to support the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the York Rescue Mission, so they’re giving away an additional free comic for every non-perishable food item you donate. Not to mention the great guests they have for you to come and meet (ahem, yours truly). Check out more details here.
I’ll have copies of Gnonsense on hand for $10 and I’ll be giving out free sketches and postcards. I’d love to see you there.
It seems like it’s taken so long to get to this point, but I’m really glad to be back drawing and posting strips on a regular basis. Getting back into these characters has been so fun. Part of that fun has been allowing them to develop since we’ve seen then last. There are going to be some pretty big changes but at their hearts these characters are still the same and I didn’t realize how much I missed them until I started hearing their voices in my mind again.
So let me fill you in on the plan. Today’s comic is up right now and there’ll be two more next week, Wednesday (2/6) and Friday (2/8), then we’ll settle into our regular weekly schedule every wednesday. This is only temporary, though. I’m planning to continue to make at least 2 comics per week and once I have a nice stock pile, I’ll start posting them every Wednesday and Friday. I’ll probably take me a couple weeks or a month to get to that point, though, so for now we’ll just stick to weekly.
Also, Sector Four isn’t going away. I’ve gotten a little behind on it but now that things are rolling here at As the Grass Grows, it’ll free me up to get back to Sector Four as well. As of this post, there are 9 more pages of chapter two that will close out ‘book 1′ and then it’ll go on a little hiatus while I try to get a big chunk of chapter 3 done.
Thanks for reading and welcome back!
I, for one would like to say good riddance to 2012. Don’t get me wrong, there were some real highlights for me last year… one being the birth of my daughter and the other being the launch of Sector Four. But 2012 went out with a ridiculous amount of snot, vomit, coughing and headaches. In other words, I spent the majority of the last couple months either really sick or taking care of the other sickies in my house. All that fun has put a hamper on my productivity, so unfortunately I’m going to have to push back the relaunch of As the Grass Grows by a couple weeks.
As the Grass Grows will be back on February 1st!
I’m not trying to make excuses but I’m not willing to start out behind the eight ball and it came down to either killing myself to meet an arbitrary deadline, or move the arbitrary deadline. I’m pretty confident this will make a better comic so I’m not going to be too upset by it. Ultimately, I blame kids and their nasty kid-germs
In an attempt to not be too negative with this post, here’s the first panel from the relaunch. I hope you like it:
I know for months I’ve been talking about/hinting at the return of As the Grass Grows, but while a lot of work has been done (character redesigns, scripts written, artwork completed) I just couldn’t seem to get it all together enough to really bring it back. So, I’ve made a decision…
As the Grass Grows will return on January 16th, 2013!!
I figure I work better with a deadline and making this announcement will force me to put this in the upper vicinity of my priority list. For more info on what this means for my other comic, Sector Four, you can check out this blog post over there. The short of it is, Sector Four is going to continue. Am I ready to do two comics at once? Who knows, but when I first launched AtGG way back in 2008 I didn’t think I’d be able to keep up even a weekly schedule, so let’s see how it goes.
I’m really excited about this new direction for the strip so I hope you’ll check it out in January.