Good News Everybody!
We finally got this posted! After some technical difficulties we got this to work, yay for being old people and easily confused by technology! But I digress, We have a lot going on that I am happy to get to tell you about! So please bear with me as there is a lot of information, but there will be a new mouse in the works at the end of the post! So, here we go!
First off, the comic! We have been talking about our comic for two years now and whether it’s medical issues or procrastination, it just hasn’t gotten done. But, that all changes now! We had such a good time talking to people about our book and seeing how excited they got that we just can’t put it off any longer. So within the next couple of months we will be releasing an issue zero, it will be a prequel that shows where our mouse hero came from. And like Star Wars we thought it would be smart to start in the middle of the story for our book. After we release issue zero we will have an ongoing web comic that will continue to show you our hero’s life before the big book. Oh yeah and the big book. We are hoping to get our full graphic novel done by January at the latest. We are doing this 98% by hand with everything hand painted and even the borders are laid out by hand! Because of that, and a risk we knew we were taking, this will take a bit longer than if we did it through digital ways. We do have a bunch of the pages ready to go, I just need to get on top of it.
Then there are the rest of the mice! I am going to try and create three new mice every week, with the goal of next year having our first ever book of mice! We know that these guys in their costumes are what have drawn many people to us and we are hoping that you will all fall in love with the new guys that get released. This will also be something that gets included in our blog posts. We’ll show you progression photos of the mice as they go from layout to pencils, inks to watercolors. WE won’t only be working on mice this upcoming year though! We have a couple of other projects in the works that we are super excited about, but we’ll have to wait a little longer to tell you more about those!
Finally, as Danielle said this C2E2 was the most incredible experiences of my life. I have been out of work on medical leave for almost five months now. It’s been a crazy roller coaster and it took us to some very low lows and very medium highs. We needed C2E2, it’s crazy to say but we almost tried to get out of it! But, at the end of the day being surrounded by so much talent, and so many outstanding people really was a boon for our spirits. We can’t say thank you enough to all of you that stopped by and talked with us! We really are looking forward to creating more work for all of you, and we hope that you’ll stick around and see what we come up with!
So, stay tuned, and talk soon!
D & D
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