Posted on: November 2, 2011
I am very pleased to announce my new book, a GIRL n ROBOT short story called BOOMTOWN which will debut at this year’s CTN ANIMATION EXPO on November 18th. This 40 page, 5 x 7 inch comic book will be selling at $10.00 and is on a very limited print run of 250 copies so get yours while you can. I’ll be selling them locally through my usual outlets as well. I’ll announce once those outlets have been stocked.
Girl and Robot are dimensional nomads in search of a way back home. Girl is a very precocious 9 year old and Robot is her absent-minded but dependable time warping companion. In this story they come across a dimension inhabited by some curious beings.
The book was done on Photoshop and drawn directly via my Wacom Cintiq 21ux. In terms of production time, I set a new record for completion having drawn the book from start to finish in 5 days, including digital pre-press and assembly. From a learning standpoint, I am beginning to understand the advantages of self-publishing in terms of executing an idea in as little time as possible. The ideas are fresh and artistically, harnessing the momentum of that initial idea is key. It may not work with every project but it is yet another way to work and yes, it is SO much fun to do. STEEL NOODLES is a marathon where this is a sprint. This is what I love about being independent.
And in terms of publishing, it’s been my longtime goal to produce an all-ages story so I am very happy to share this with all of you. If you don’t already follow me on Twitter and Facebook, do so and get more updates about the book as CTN approaches.