I currently have two submissions in for Quiet Desperation. One with Drawn and Quarterly and one with Fantagraphics. I am looking for more publishers to send submissions. Meanwhile I am working on the Christmas comic which I have already completed several pages for and will more than likely be a TPB or, at least, a really big book. I will continue to post updates as things progress.
I've been drawing some drolleries (funny drawings from the margins of old illustrated manuscripts) for fun between other projects. I may put them together to form a book of some kind.
This is something that I probably should have included in Quiet Desperation but I just rediscovered it while going through my vast amounts of ephemera. This is a redrawing of the never finished original. The concept for this was created while at an amusement park with my Uncle Anthony and one of my cousins. If I had finished this it would have had a map and other information inside for an amusement park dedicated to the cruel way humans have treated one another for the 300,000 years we have been in existence. It was originally supposed to appear in a comic I made many years ago but I never finished it. I'm still trying to get Quiet Desperation published and will be keeping everyone updated.
Already working hard on the next comic! At the moment this is the tentative cover. Let me know what you think.
Happy Holidays everyone! I'm taking a small break until after the holidays to go all in on trying to get Quiet Desperation printed. While I "relax" I've decided to work on a Christmas Comic that I hope to have completed by next Christmas. I'll share progress as I go along.
Today I finished the initial work on Quiet Desperation. Now I edit it and work on getting it published. I've decided to at least attempt to get a publisher interested before doing a Kickstarter or other crowd funding
site. If all else fails you will be seeing a Kickstarter for the book. I would also like to ask any artist friends who have contacts or information I could use towards my goal to please contact me. Thank you in advance for any advice or information you can share. Much love to everyone and I hope everyone has a great holiday season.
I'm nearing the end of the work on Quiet Desperation. I took a small detour to draw a short comic for Cohesion Comics which is a joint venture I do with the main man, John Graham of FIGID Press. On that note, there is something coming soon from Cohesion Comics so watch for that. Today, for Quiet Desperation, I drew the great one, Jackie Gleason, so I've got that going for me. I'm now well past the deadline I set for myself to finish Quiet Desperation but I'm determined to get it done. I'm hoping to get the final product published by a big publishing company but that may be a pipe dream. We'll see.
Okay, so I'm still working on my new collection, Quiet Desperation. I have finished cleaning up the comics that I am going to include and I am now writing and drawing little in-between segments where I talk about the comics and what I was up to at the time of their creation. This may take another month or more. I really want this collection to be published by someone other than myself so I'm also working on a pitch to send to them. I imagine this may turn into a situation where I have to self-publish again but keep the hope alive lol.....
Update on the last update: I have completed cleaning up and coloring about half of the comics from my early years for the new book. It’s not a quick process sorry. I am considering calling the book Quiet Desperation. I hope to be done by the end of summer but that may be a pipe dream.