If everything goes well, the Clockwork Game Kickstarter should start on Monday.
Man, it is so very weird to not be making a Clockwork Game update on a Wednesday. Work is progressing well on the book -- and I'll have word on the Kickstarter very soon.
My advance reading copy of Clockwork Game is here! This is a single, print-on-demand edition I had printed through Lulu.com so that I can check the art for obvious errors. The final product will be a little smaller, with an 8 x 10" trim size. Getting so excited!
Thanks for reading, everyone. It's meant so much to know so many folks were pulling for me to finish this story. The final Signal Boost of the Week goes to all of you. Thank you, every last one of you.
As I mention over on the site itself:
Work is progressing well on the print edition: the InDesign file is complete and is out with my editors, the foreword is being written by the award-winning Nisi Shawl, and with luck, I should have a Kickstarter up soon. I have an estimate from my printer, have spoken with my Diamond rep, and my hope is to have physical copies in hand by Christmas.
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Thanks again for being such great readers, and for all your support over the years.
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The Signal Boost of the Week goes to The Tamale Guy here in Kalamazoo!
Andrew has been selling his fantastic tamales at Bank St. Farmer's Market for a couple of years, and is now taking the plunge and opening a retail store and catering business in the old Fuel restaurant on Burdick and Alcott. Check him out! His mango salsa is the best -- I just ate a whole cup of it in one sitting!
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The Signal Boost of the Week goes to T.S. Lamb, who recently illustrated four (!) books from Pie Plate Publishing! Her three newest titles are educational books about Paganism for young children: What is Magic?, What are the Elements?, and Who is a Witch? Congratulations, Tiff! Way to go!
Only three more weeks left. So odd to be coming down to the end of this story, after so long.
The Signal Boost of the Week goes to The Killamazoo Derby Darlins, who are hosting one of the first-ever WFTDA Division 2 Roller Derby Playoff Tournaments! This weekend, right here in Kalamazoo, ten international women's roller derby teams will be fighting for the chance to proceed to the WFTDA National Championships. Come out to Wings Stadium and see teams from as far away as North Carolina, California, New York, and Ontario, Canada participate in three whole days of derby action -- you won't be disappointed!
The Signal Boost of the Week goes to Brian Williams of RavenHammer Comics, who has just announced that one of his properties, The Harlem Shadow is being made into an online animated series by Russell Simmons, and starring the voice of hip-hop star Common! Huge congrats, Brian! Can't wait to see it debut this fall!
The Signal Boost of the Week goes to the olllam, a new Irish music group consisting of Michigan natives Tyler Duncan and Mike Shimmin, along with trad superstar John McSherry. Their debut album is garnering rave reviews, and they're planning a tour of the United States this fall after some highly successful dates in Ireland. The album's amazing -- I picked it up at Elderly Instruments earlier this year, and it's in constant rotation in my car. Have a listen!
The Signal Boost of the Week goes to Sara Ryan and Carla Speed McNeil for their new graphic Bad Houses is coming soon from Dark Horse! You can read a preview or pre-order it at Things From Another World. I've seen sneak peeks of this book, and it's flat-out beautiful -- get your copy fast, you won't be disappointed.
The Signal Boost of the Week goes to Allie Brosh, just announced that her book, Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened is finally being released this October! You can pre-order it here!
The Signal Boost of the Week goes to Linda Medley, who has put the finishing touches on the second volume of Castle Waiting! I'm way behind the times -- working on comics rarely leaves me time for reading comics -- so imagine my excitement when I emptied my long-neglected pull file at Fanfare and found three new issues waiting for me! Hopefully you've all heard the news by now, but on the off chance you've been living under a rock like I have, go check out the new Definitive Edition of Volume 2!
The Signal Boost of the Week goes Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks, whose new book Primates: the Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas is freshly released from First Second Books! Jim still has two events scheduled for this weekend, so if you're in the Ann Arbor area, stop on by and get your copy autographed!
The Signal Boost of the Week goes to C. Spike Trotman, the award-winning creator and owner of Iron Circus Comics, who's Kickstarting a brand-new anthology, Sleep of Reason! I was a proud supporter of Spike's previous two Kickstarters, Poorcraft and Smut Peddler, so I'm really looking forward to this one, too.
The Signal Boost of the Week goes to this Friday's Kalamazoo Art Hop, in which both Paul and I have pieces! Paul is part of a three-man show (with Kenjji Jumanne-Marshallat the Midtown Gallery , and I have four pages from Clockwork Game in my company's show at Biggs-Gilmore. Both shows run from 5-8, so if you're in town, come on down and see some art!
Thursday's CG page is up now-- I accidentally forgot to hit a WordPress button to send it out. It worked on my preview, so I didn't realize the new page wasn't up yesterday. My bad, and sorry for the delay!