Just one week left before I pull the trigger and finally start posting a new spread every Monday again. I can’t wait to get back into this because I really miss the experience of being able to share my progress with anyone who cares.
Just so you know, this was the original first page layout for the beginning of Volume 2. But I felt like it was just too dark for the opening of an entire graphic novel so I threw it out and started over with a more happyish feeling as you will see next week. I decided to post it here as a nice filler page between the books with a super quick color pass.
What’s really crazy is exactly one year ago on February 20th is when I posted the last page of Volume 1. I had no idea I would be taking this long to get the next book ready to post but, yeah, that’s what happened. I’m pretty confident that I won’t get too stressed out posting new pages because I have a years worth of mostly finished pages now. The thing that keeps changing is the dialogue and it will probably keep changing all the way up until I go to print with the second Volume.
Speaking of going to print, as I said last week, I am starting to run low on copies of Volume 1 and I’m not really sure what I should do just yet. Part of me wants to start another Kickstarter to see if I can raise money again for a second printing and part of me wants to let it go out of print until I am ready to print the second Volume, which will be over a year from now. I’m getting more orders now that reMIND is on the Great Graphic Novels for Teens list 2012, and the last thing I want to think about is how many sales I will loose if I don’t have the book available for a year. On the other hand, it will give me a break from sending out books every week and I will finally be able to just focus on finishing the second Volume.
I’m still unsure what to do. Any thoughts?