Man At Work

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Where’s the new story? Well, I’ve got some good news and some bad news.

I’ll start off with the bad. If you’re clicking over here to read Zip and Li’l Bit’s latest story, The Captain’s Quest, which I’d promised to start posting in January, you’ll notice its not up yet. Sadly, Zip and Li’l Bit have had to take a back seat lately because I’ve been really busy working on other projects. I’ll be able to get back to this comic soon though. Unfortunately, I can’t really commit to the date that I can start posting The Captain’s Quest yet because I’m not sure at this point, but I hope to have it online in a couple of months. I’m really sorry about the delay and hope that everyone can bear with me and keep checking back. I’ll do my best to get it going as soon as possible, and promise that it’ll be worth the wait.

Now the good news. I’ve been working on a couple projects lately, other than Zip and Li’l Bit. Not sure what will pan out, but one thing I can tell everyone is that while Zip and Li’l Bit aren’t making it to print just yet, my artwork will be. I’m doing a book for a series called TOON Books, which are published by Françoise Mouly and her husband, Art Spiegelman, on thier RAW Junior imprint. TOON Books are a series of comics for early readers, and if you haven’t read any of them yet and have children, definitely run out and buy a couple. I’ve got them all, and my five year old son loves them. He reads them to us all the time.

Anyway, I’m just now finishing up the book I’m doing for Françoise, and if all goes well, it should be coming out in the Spring of 2010. It’s a bit of a wait, I know, but I’ll have The Captain’s Quest up for you to fill in the time.

5 Responses to “Man At Work”

  1. Esn Says:

    Oh, this panel is just hilarious! I love the double meaning.

    Thanks for letting us know that you’re alive. I’ll be eagerly waiting for whatever you come up with.

    In the long break since I’ve last been here, I finished my first animated film (about a young boy who dreams of journeying in Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve):
    http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/474831

    I also found another great story-webcomic, which helps fill the gap that Zip & Li’l Bit left:
    http://oneswoopfell.com/?p=12

  2. Jason Stinson Says:

    Glad to see a little bit of Z & LB. We’ve all missed them.

    Also exciting to hear about your new project–published in a big book! Looking forward to the print.

    I saw your budda at Angela’s funeral yesterday. Sad day, but good to see the whole MV crew. He said you were heading out in the spring. Drop a note when you’re in the area–we’d love to hook up.

    One last note: My wife comes home the other day and says, “You wouldn’t believe! I was having a business lunch, and the person (from LA) was telling me about an animator friend of hers who had named his son Kal-El.” So I says, “That’s really cool. Great name.” And she says, ” You know, that’s Superman’s real name.” And I says, “Really? I didn’t know that.” She goes, “Can you believe he named his kid after Superman? That’s crazy.” So I just smiled and thought of you :)

    Take care, crazy dude.

  3. Dean M Says:

    Worth the wait, for sure…

  4. Jason Stinson Says:

    It’s June 9th and still no Captain’s Quest….are Lil Bit and Zip gonna be in college before we see the next installment?

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