* go here to start at the beginning
Here’s some news that I have been looking forward to posting for a while. Not that long ago (although it was before my daughter Sally was born so to me it feels like ages ago) I was invited by Chuck Forsman to contribute a cover for the latest Sundays anthology. And now MoCCA is this weekend and the books are all printed and bound and ready for their big debut! If you’ll be at MoCCA* you’ll find them at table H15.
It’s great collection of cartoonists.
I could really get used to the luxury of designing a cover and having someone else do all the tedious pulling of the squeegee**. In this case that someone else(s) was Joseph Lambert (who has his own book published by Secret Acres debuting at MoCCA too) and Alex Kim. Man, what a amazing job they did!
The production is generously documented on the Sundays blog***. It looks everyone must have busted their butts last weekend hand-binding stacks of books for the show.
In addition to the cover I managed to also hand in a story for the anthology. And only one month late! It is a tale of misanthropy steeped in haze and fog. Here are the first 3 pages as a preview :
* I’m sad that this will be the first time I won’t be at MoCCA, but my excuse for staying home more than makes up for it.
** Pulling the squeegee is actually only one of many tedious tasks involved in screenprinting. I have conveniently glossed over the remaining tedium in the name of not bogging this blog down in tedious lists of tedium.
Here we have it, the latest issue of The Natural World. The covers are (mostly) printed, and after a little trimming, collating, folding, and stapling I should have a little stack of them in time for The Alternative Press Expo tomorrow morning. I will be there with my lovely wife Minty Lewis making sure that the weird and wonderful books of Secret Acres (table 433) get into the hands and minds of the discerning convention-goers.
So please stop by and check out their books, and if you’re so inclined check out The Natural World #4 where Walter the mushroom hunter’s adventures continue in a truly uncanny forest.
The Natural World #4 is also available for orders online.
This offshoot of the Natural World story is my contribution to the tenth issue of Tugboat Press’s excellent anthology, Papercutter. Supernatural family ties. I’m posting a 3-page excerpt here, but the story is 15 pages in total. Also featured in this issue of Papercutter, the talented Minty Lewis and Jesse Reklaw.