Yet another page without much blogging. :)
I was looking at the last few pages of reMIND Volume 2 and it looks like they will all be live on September 30th! Not much longer and we will wrap this thing up and see what to do next. :)
I also found someone who wants to ghostwrite the remaining 5% of my how-to book so it looks like we might have something to sell after all. I have no idea how long it will take or how much work it will require in rewrites but at least it’s not dead anymore.
See you next week!
Here is this weeks spread! Right on time finally! :)
Well, I’ve been slowly making some changes to my websites to reflect where I am headed in the near future so I might as well let you in on what direction I’m going. I’ve decided to pull the plug on my Making Comics related stuff. It has been a wonderful journey to help teach what I have been learning and seeing so many artists and storytellers grow since I began posting stuff in 2009. But now that reMIND is almost 6 months behind me I’m starting to see that I’m just no longer in the same place I was when I was actually making the comic. I tried to jumpstart myself by focusing on videos for my Youtube channel but at the end of the day I realized that I just don’t have the desire to be a How-to-Make-Comics guy anymore. What’s worse is I have a nearly finished How-to book but I just can’t push myself to finish it anymore. There is simply too much work to do on it that I just don’t have the heart for at this time. If there are any ghostwriters out there who want to take my second draft which is about 200+ pages long and help me finish it then that might be a solution but I don’t see myself putting in anymore work on it at this time. It’s a little frustrating to have it so close but one thing I know is if I can’t put my whole heart into something I’m working on then it would be better if I didn’t do it at all. So, once again, if there are any ghostwriters out there who want to make this work then I can send you everything I have and we can work out the details.
If anyone remembers the MakingGraphicNovels forum that I had then you might notice that it is now gone. ;( It was a blast when it was active and there were so many of you that really made it special too and so I thank you all for your participation a few years back. Unfortunately, keeping a forum online requires a constant eye to make sure there is no massive spamming and whatnot. So over the weekend, we turned it all off. ;( I also deleted my DeviantArt account, Tumblr account and a few other dumb accounts that I never use anymore.
Hope this news doesn’t make anyone too sad. I like to shake things up every few years just to keep me excited about what I’m doing. Enjoy the spread and I’ll see you next week!
I’ve been doing a LOT of soul searching now that reMIND is finished. In fact, after 15 years of working on the same story it’s hard to pinpoint who I was before reMIND was around taking up all my free time. I’m very proud of this book and how it has grown to the success that it has become but I’m starting to see that my life is beginning to move in new directions now. Honestly, I’m starting to toy with the idea of licensing reMIND to a publisher from now on instead of self-publishing.
To make it clear why I’m thinking this way, my distributor is already down to the last 300 copies of Volume 1 again and I need to either reprint or let it go out of stock again. I don’t really have to energy or passion to shell out another $$25000 to reprint both volumes and I definitely don’t have the money. I don’t want to do another Kickstarter to raise money to reprint and so my options are starting to narrow. Anyway, just unloading my brain here. I’ll let you know how things progress and which direction I plan to go but I will make sure the full story of reMIND eventually gets uploaded online so keep coming back. :)
I’m selling my art/comic library!
I’m selling lots of trades, graphic novels, art books and business/how-to books if anyone is interested. I can’t list them all here because it would take forever but if anyone is interested in buying for quarter the cover price (or less) my book collection then please shoot me an email. Anything that is left over in a few weeks will go to a used bookstore. Yep, I’ve been soul searching and it’s time to hit that imaginary reset button again. Life’s good.
On another note, my good friend Doug TenNapel has an amazing looking game on Kickstarter that is getting close to finishing. Well, they are making a claymation game that really needs your help to get funded. Nintendo just contacted them because they wanted to put the game on the new Nintendo console but the thing is they still need to raise a few hundred thousand in the next 2 days so tell everyone and throw in some money if you like it. Thanks again for checking it out. I really want to play this game.
Here is more info on it. Head over to Kickstarter to pledge on it if you can.
See you next week!