My new graphic novel, F.A.R.M. STSTEM, has passed the final Printer Proofs stage and is now, officially at the Printer and ready to start rolling off the press! A small “tear of satisfaction” rolls down my left cheek (face) as I write this. It has been a long and very rewarding journey writing, illustrating, coloring and lettering this 208 page book. After finishing something that literally took years to finish I was left with a very “empty” feeling, of sorts…I was drained. I kind of putzed about the house, doing odds and ends, here and there…occasionally jotting down notes for my next book(s). It took a good two weeks to recover/re-energize. But re-energize I have!
I am hard at work on my next GN. And several other stories! All of a sudden my creative juices kicked back into high gear after being “drained” those couple/few weeks! It’s like a massive water dam that was completely shut down. And then my little Brain Elves cranked the main valve wide open and the water dam brain juice has been fully released! I hope it doesn’t drown the poor folks in the village below.
Anyway, F.A.R.M. SYSTEM is slated for an October/November release. Please keep your eyes peeled and remember, I am running a “Win Original Art Raffle” for anyone who pre-orders the book (see my last blog). You can order from the Penguin/Random House site right now, and in the coming weeks you will also be able to order from Diamond Comics Distributors, the Top Shelf/IDW website and my website! After you order just send me proof of purchase and your name and contact info. You’ll be placed in the raffle where I will randomly pull names and give away TEN PAGES of original Art from the book. Sweet!
I will also be attending many Comic Book conventions in the coming months where I will also take pre-orders.