Archive for July 20, 2011

Post “Snow Job” Plans

July 20, 2011

Howdy all and thanks for tuning in to Runners: The Big Snow Job! As you all know, arc 2 is now over. Sadly, my plans have not proceeded as I expected many months ago, and I have not been able to get ahead on the next arc, so unfortunately, there will be a bit of a hiatus here at runnersuniverse.com.

Life has been very busy recently with increasing amounts of freelance work, which I am extremely thankful for as it helps pay the bills and is also very fun work in its own right. But obviously, it limits the amount of time I can spend on Runners, which is the unfortunate but inevitable trade-off. Hopefully I can continue to find a way to make both work in the future without too much loss of sleep!

For the above reasons, the graphic novel collection is also being delayed a bit. My hope was to have an Artist Alley table for New York Comic-Con this October and unveil the book there, but alas, I did not make the table cut this year. Combined with the freelance work and a good chunk of time spent this summer and fall moving to a new house, unfortunately the time has not been there for me to put together the book. My new goal is to have it ready for sometime early next year, which is certainly not ideal, but probably the most realistic option given my current schedule. I apologize profusely for making you all wait, but I guess that’s the bane of a one-man operation: limited time to get everything done.

I hope you all will bear with me and I really appreciate your patience while I get the graphic novel together and figure out the next arc for Runners. Hopefully next year I can hit the convention circuit in a major way with the new book!

In the meantime, while there will not be any new story content here at runnersuniverse.com immediately, I do plan to add updates every now and then on new story progress and miscellaneous universe database material, so please keep checking back.

To stay in the loop on bigger announcements, please sign up for my email newsletter to the right as that will be the best way to find out about the graphic novel aside from reading updates here. And also, if you’d like to order the first graphic novel while you wait, any support of the series would be greatly appreciated. Along those lines, I’ve been toying with the idea of trying to fund part of the new book’s printing costs through Kickstarter. If any readers have thoughts on that, I’d love to hear them!

So that’s it for now. Thanks again, everybody, for your continued support of the series, and I look forward to bringing you the Snow Job graphic novel soon!