Hey, folks. Dex just tipped me off that he’s done a custom cover on Ebay for a Wolverine 300 sketch variant… check it out:
If you want to check it out or make a bid, you can find the auction here. It ends November 29th. Great holiday gift, and also for a great artist, though I am admittedly quite biased!
As many of you already know, the Philippines were hit by one of the largest Typhoons in history this last week.
First terrorists attack Zamboanga, then a massive earthquake, and then this:
It has been heartbreaking to watch this unfold. I am grateful that the media has taken to this disaster and is chronicling it, when so often these things can be underplayed or ignored if they’re not local. I’ve been talking with Dex, who lives in Zamboanga in the south-west, and watching these recovery efforts, and it breaks my heart to see people hurting and trying to find shelter.
Even the most cursory Google search reveals images that will never stop haunting, and there are plenty of places where, should you desire, you can see the need for help plainly.
Thank you to all of you who have written me asking about Dex and his family… as he can tell you himself, they made it through fine, though even as far away from the epicenter as they were, the rains and winds were awe inspiring.
I have been remiss in posting on this, and listing places where people can give. It’s been a very hectic, strange week for me personally, for reasons I may go into at a later date, and I’ve only had a chance to sit down and write about this just now, late. That said, I strongly encourage, if you can, to give in the name of relief. There are a number of great options, and anything will help.
Dex has given me some great links. This is one of the best for our American readers, and gives multiple options if you are wary of any particular charity for whatever reason. There are other articles for further research, here, here (the source for the above flag image), and here, among many, many others.
If, like me, you live on a tight budget, consider five dollars. Or ten. Fifteen thousand people giving five dollars is a force to be reckoned with, and there are few better causes.
We are with you, Philippines, and wish you the best in your recovery.
So, as you may have noticed, there was no page Friday… apologies! It is now fixed.
I’m sure you all, being the awesome folks you are, saw no page and thought it was a holiday thing. Nope! Dex delivered the page well on time (he always does), I got the page and lettered it (I always do), and I made the page web ready, and then somehow, my brain wrote it off as done and I went back to watching my six month old.
I didn’t upload the page! BOOM, it’s Saturday morning, I wake up in a cold sweat, and here I am, uploading the page, realizing yet another thing, thanks to Kate… yesterday was the THREE YEAR anniversary of Cura, and our 450th page!
What does that mean? Well, November 1, 2010, we put up our first page, which seems insane right now, because it can’t possibly have been that long, but it has. But, you naturally ask, you just released Year Two! Well, yes, but we are in Year Three right now, which will end in January, if I’ve pegged the pages right. Sometimes things need more clarification and/or we come up with neat ideas that expand what’s in the script, so I add a few pages along the way, and in some places the story naturally stretches with Dex’s art, so we’re a few months ahead of the anniversary at this point, which is actually a good thing, but it’s worth noting the anniversary, if only to celebrate how far we’ve come!
My thanks to Dex, and to all of you, for a wonderful run. May we reach the end!
Hey, folks! So, I’ve been radio silent for most of a month, mostly because we’ve been working hard on these trades and getting them ready.
I did, however, receive a number of emails from folks who missed the Kickstarter and still wanted to purchase the books. Ergo, I have updated the store with purchasable versions of the trades, in both digital and print versions. The Choose Your Own Dimension is available as well. All products are at the same price they were for the Kickstarter.
If you missed the party, you can get:
Cura Te Ipsum Year Two Digital Director’s Cut ($10)
Cura Te Ipsum Year One AND Two Digital Director’s Cut ($20)
Cura Te Ipsum Year One AND Two Digital Director’s Cut with CYOD novella ($25)
Cura Te Ipsum Year Two in print ($25 plus shipping, available in early September)
Cura Te Ipsum Year One in print ($25 plus shipping)
As for the books, as you can see at the update on the Kickstarter, there was a minor issue with the printing, so the trades have been pushed back one week from late August to early September… I will keep you all in the loop as the process continues, and thank you all!
Hey, folks! As you can see, the Cura Year Two Kickstarter has started… please tell everyone you can!
Here’s the video:
Also, check out a page from our eight page backup, exclusive to this Kickstarter’s trade:
So excited. Can’t wait to get you guys this trade!