Ugh. Ok, looks like a blog a day was optimistic. Still, I’m still here and so are you (presumably).
Here’s a catch up!
Numbercruncher (the four issue miniseries written by Si Spurrier and drawn by me, with colours by Jordie Bellaire and letters by Simon Bowland, published by Titan and now available in a awesomly cool hard back you can buy here) has been named one of the top 10 miniseries of the year by Multiversity comics (I mean, sheer modesty should stop me saying it was the number #2 mini series in their estimation-it should, but it wont) and, not only that, but it’s been shortlisted in the awards for Broken Frontier as one of their Best Limited Series of the year. You can help out by voting here.
Dept of Monsterology #3 came out in all good comic shops yesterday. PLEASE GO AND BUY IT or ASK FOR IT in your local comic shop. I really want to do more of this book, and the ONLY way that’ll happen is if it sells – preferably through the traditional route of comic shops! (though if you’d rather, here’s where to buy it drm free digitally)
Publishing any new material with a new publisher is fraught with all sorts of risks, and the idea that you’ll be able to buy a trade of that material is entirely dependent on whether people have bought the comics – they pay for the trade. Don’t trust that a trade will happen. I want it to happen, but, if you like the book (and if you’re reading this, I’m guessing you will) and you can do, please buy the individual issues. (I’ll be honest : at this point if a trade happens it’ll be despite the numbers, rather than because of them.)
Here’s the third issue cover in all its black and white spooky splendour.
And here’s a wonderful review that seems to really get the book. 5/5!
On the personal front, my wife was informed that her department in her work is closing and that she would be offered redundancy (in the same way the mafia might make you an offer you can’t refuse).
She’s taking the redundancy – which is a fair old amount, basically a years worth of salary tax free. So we’re likely to be ok. And her background/skillset means she’ll probably be ok to find a job (she has some specific qualifications that set her aside from normal admin type posts).
Which all means the new year may see some big changes. No idea what, exactly, but we’ll find out, right?
Now, go and buy my books!