Tuesday, April 1, 2014

updates

wow, it's been a long time since my last post. O_o i did a 4-issue Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles story for IDW so i was busy with that until February, and i've been kinda slacking off the past month, doing just little things here and there and doing a lot of drawings just for fun.

right now i've just started working on my last TMNT issue for a while, one issue of the upcoming Turtles in Time mini-series (i'm doing the dinosaur issue!), and then after that it's back to Wet Moon 7 full-time until it's finished! i hope it's worth the wait, sorry it's taking so long, Wet Moon really took a hit when i ran into financial troubles back in 2010 or whenever and never recovered.

i can't believe Wet Moon is almost at its 10th anniversary, which will be around the end of this year/early 2015. i want to do something special but not sure what yet... other sort of big WM news is that i'm pretty sure volume 8 is going to be the final book, and i'll be calling it quits after that, at least for a while. Wet Moon will probably be back after that eventually, but maybe as a spin-off or some other form, not sure yet but i have some ideas.

i don't know if it'll be career suicide to end Wet Moon, but it seems like the right thing to do. i love the characters but i've felt more and more crushed underneath all the storylines i've woven together, i feel like i'm paying for the decisions my 24-year-old self made, and i need to wipe the slate clean and move on. other reasons are i feel like i'm always trying to repurpose Wet Moon to fit with myself as i get older and change as a person, people change a lot in 10 years, and also that with each new book, WM gets more and more inaccessible, i don't want it to become like long-running superhero comics or those Japanese comics that you're interested in until you find out they're 25 volumes long and counting. bleh.

so, we'll see how it goes. i'll try to post some new WM7 preview pages soon, but it's hard because so many of them are spoilery! ;)

6 comments:

  1. Nooooooo!! ;A; we don't want you to end Wet Moon after volume 8!!! I love it so much I wouldn't mind if it had 25 volumes! The more the merrier!

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    1. aw, thank you!! :) i really appreciate that. who knows, maybe i'll change my mind when i get to volume 8 and i'll keep it going, but i'm almost positive it will be time for me to move on, at least for now. like i said in my post, i have some ideas for other possible Wet Moon-related things, but we'll see... ;)

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  2. this is great news ive missed the wet moon crew...i think if you feel the end is nigh then its probly the best thing to do, just dont end it like the sopranos or some shit :D keep up the good work...peace

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  3. Thanks for the update...though it is bittersweet. I understand why you'd want to close it up though like Zjonni I'd buy it if had 25 volumes. But that is because I love your art, characters & stories. If you do spin off stuff that be great as well. We all change, I've been going through my own of late (as my Deviant4Life Tumblr blog would show ). I love your Shadoweyes series as well & will look forward to any personal series you produce. I can wait till both WM & SE comes out. It's worth the wait.

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    1. thanks for the support and patience, Matthew! :) i appreciate it.

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  4. I'm so excited for the next book! You know, I'd read all 25+ volumes of wet moon ;) I re-read them all in the past week and am itching for more. I've been a big fan since 2007. I love all of your writing and art though - there's definitely a special touch to it. Wet Moon and Shadoweyes are my favorites (especially since I kind of share a name with one of your characters!) Thank you for sharing your work with the world!

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