Did you know that last Saturday was National Spumoni Day? I didn’t either, but my publisher, Spumoni Press, is taking the opportunity to give away a $50 gift card. You can read more details here, but entering to win it is ridiculously easy. All you have to do is either “like” Spumoni Press on facebook or follow one of us on twitter. You could also stop by our table at the Baltimore Comic Con this weekend and sign up for a chance to win. Doesn’t get much easier than that.
Hard to believe the Baltimore Comic Con is only a couple weeks away. Amazingly enough, things are all coming together nicely and with that comes another announcement. Starting the week of August 30th, As the Grass Grows will be making the leap to three updates a week. Going back to one strip a week for a while was a tough, but necessary, decision. As I mentioned before, though, other commitments have been wrapped up (for the most part) and despite some other changes going on in my life, I feel pretty confident that I can maintain a regular thrice weekly schedule.
Since the new schedule is such a big deal, it seemed only right to update the site design, too. Actually, that’s not true. I’ve been working on the new site design for a while. It was just luck that it all came together at the same time.
I know, it’s crazy, new book, new schedule, new site design, there are a lot of changes going on around here. All good, though. Thanks again for reading.
Well, as I’ve mentioned in the past, I’ve been working on putting together a book collection for As the Grass Grows, and I’m excited to finally say that it’s done.
The book is titled Gnonsense and it will make it’s debut at the Baltimore Comic Con at the end of August. It is 112 pages and contains the first year and a half of strips as well as two short stories that aren’t available online. The first is the original Gnorm the Gnome short story that I created in 2003 (wow, can’t believe Gnorm is 7 years old) and the second is a story that appeared in the anthology “War” published by Saddle Tramp Press in 2005. After the Baltimore con, it’ll be available online for $14.95 but if you can make it to Baltimore I’ll have it at a discounted “debut” price – plus I’ll do a free sketch for you.
I’ll give more details as to where you can find me at the con as soon as I get them, but I recently did a practice run to set up my table in my garage (special thanks to my wife for making it not lame):
Yes that’s a bobble head gnome that will be sitting on my table.
So I just wanted to give you all an update as to where things stand in As-the-grass-grows-ville (gotta be a better name I could come up with there) and it’s good news! Life’s craziness has slowed down a bit. I have the book off to the printer and the other things that were taking large amounts of my time are now to the point of just waiting to see what happens. All my preparations for the Baltimore Comicon are under control (did I mention I’ll be attending the Baltimore Comicon? With my friends Sean and Ben? I did? OK, cool).
So now my attention is back to making comics. I’m going to spend the next few weeks building a buffer and continuing to post new comics only once a week before getting into my regular update schedule of Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the foreseeable future. I’m also continuing the process of the site redesign so that’ll be coming soon as well.
Thanks to everyone for sticking around during the last couple months. I’ll be posting more info about the book soon.
Hello fellow gnome enthusiasts.
Due to some unforeseen but pretty cool developments in my life, I have to make a temporary modification to my update schedule here at As the Grass Grows (followed by a permanent one). For the next couple months or so, new comics will be posted only on Mondays.
Here’s the good news, though. When the undetermined time frame is up, I’m going to make the big jump to three comics a week.
I really appreciate all of the comments and support that I’ve received over the past year and a half and hope you stick around for the fun.