Whattup, mufuckin LIVEJOURNAL?
Tweeting's ok. Facebook's too REAL. "Blogs" are meant to be professional and focused or whatever (OR AT LEAST I THINK SO). And Tumblr is great, but she's a slut. SO HEY. LIVEJOURNAL. I'm coming back to you for all-important personal ramblings and hand-in-hand guidance from those of you, the elite, who are still amongst us.
So yes, as I stated earlier this year SHARKNIFE 2 IS DONE WOO. It's coming out early next year in MARCH WORLDWIDE in time for the Emerald City Comic Con here in Seattle. You should get it. It's pretty sweet. First book is also being reprinted so the NEW GENERATION that has MISSED OUT ON THE CLASSIC CRAZE OF SHARKNIFE-- will finally get their chance.
IN THE MEANTIME, I'M WORKING ON NEW COMICS.
I have a thing called SPEED DIVE. But in truth it's full name is "SHARKNIFE: SPEED DIVE" aka "SHARKNIFE: SD"
So yeah. Things look a lil different here, NEH??? Actually, they are. Sharknife: SD is intended to be a spinoff / one-shot Sharknife side-story. Wiiiithhhh.... A new Sharknife? Yeah. I've had the idea kicking in my brain [for years], and now I'm like, doing it.
What's the deal behind a "NEW" Sharknife? Is there a reason? In fact, there is. It's something in store for future Sharknife tales.
The idea for this is for it to also be a standard-size comic book (PENG format). Wanted to give Sharknife more of a bigger SPLASH
NO PUN INTENDEDLOL. But yeah, there's also lots of water in this one, unlike Sharknife past.
I've been pretty way into water in my comics recently. Here's the first page of LAYERED JACKET 3 which shows LJ surfing.
Yeah that top title thing is totally Brandon Graham inspired. You guyz seen his work he rulez? He's also one of the strongest proponents of Corey Lewis Surfing Comics, so I think this will be a good year for him in his enjoyment of SUCH!!!!!!!
I'm drawing SURFING in something else but I already forgot... Oh no yeah, there's some in Speed Dive. But it's different and kinda awesome. Actually it's the scene I'm on next. SWEET.
I have to finish LJ3 during January. Planning on doing a KICKSTARTER for it's printing in Feb, with a March debut. Sell it online and WHAT NOT. LJ1 + 2 sales online have gone well. I feel like my own mini comix publisher. So yeah, I'm really enjoying pursuing LJ. It's amazing how tough it is just to make ONE ISSUE A YEAR. Although in my defense I'm also working on various other craps. And actually, like LJ2, I usually produce an issue in like one month, relatively last minute so-- NBD, FORGET I LIVEJOURNALED THAT.
So things in REY CAMP are progressing decently. Sharknife revitalization, the New Warrior (Layered Jacket) still going strong.
I am also bringing these kids back in a new mini-adventure about Hackey Sack:
Plans are somewhat vague, but PENG will be back, too. I believe there will be a reprint. Probably with this story (to start), and then the original comic, and I'm hoping to conclude it with another new PENG story. Probably about PING-PONG, called PENG-PONG. Which I've talked about in the past.
So a new PENG reprint would essentially be a mini-anthology of sports comix. The idea here is to pump it up so it can have a spine and be a "book" and all that. Although my tactile senses still prefer a sick matte-cover saddle-stitched jumbo comic issue (THB6 intha house), the archivability of a square bound graphic novel cannot be DISPUTED!
So yeah, lots of SHIT knocking around in my realm. Sometimes it's hard to keep up with, hence why TYPING THIS ALL OUT HELPS. I know it's not always of SOUND MIND to "announce projects", but hey, THIS IS LIVEJOURNAL. LIVEJOURNAL DOES NOT PLAY BY YOUR RULEZ.
Plus, drawing these things studiously under a rock with no communication to the outside world is not congruent with my operations. I like you guyz knowing what I'm up to, a bit. I guess I play it up too much sometimes, or at least just with Double Z. But hey, GET HYPE, OR GET OUTTA MY FACE!!!!!! All I'm sayin iz, comix needs more hype anyway. C'mon nerds, get gangsta up in here.
Ok, I think that's all I'll reveal about PROJEX for today... There is more. There is some brand new UNSEEN shit (unless you post on Gingerbox
). But that may be pushing it and I'll save that for a later date.
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