I can see things coming together for Slightly Obsessed Studio. In other words, my third job, the one as a writer. (As opposed to the first job, homeschooling parent, and second job, air traffic controller.)
The learning curve on all this is steep. But the positive news this week has me burbling and telling everyone I know that I am doing good, really good, despite day six of what I am now reasonably certain is the flu, not allergies or a cold. Positive things this week include:
Hiring KC Solano to do the art for Ixtab. Ixtab being the story that got honorable mention in the iFanboy contest. Ixtab should be out later this summer.
Hiring Carlos Martins to do art for Fall. Fall will likely be in production by the end of August.
Finalizing deadlines with Sean Lynch for the rest of Cool Kids. Cool Kids has been delayed due to Sean’s well-deserved good fortune as a graphic artist. He’ll be at MoCCA Festival 2009 tomorrow and Sunday. Cool Kids #2 should be in production by the beginning of July.
As a consequence of the delay, Sean is providing illustration for as as-yet-unnamed short comic of mine. Production to be announced.
Popcap Games, makers of the game Plants vs. Zombies, has given me permission to produce a fancomic based on that game. I’m in discussion with an artist about whom I’m pretty excited. Popcap Games has offered to — if they like the comic upon completion — assist in some publicity and marketing. While this is not a sure thing yet, and in fact the comic is not finished yet, and it’s way too early to be excited — I am still excited.
Met with my website designer. She’s going to replace the clunky, not useful thing I cobbled together myself. Thank goodness. In addition, we have plans for her to add webcomic functionality in the late fall/early winter of this year.
In the process of contracting with a graphic designer for a logo for Slightly Obsessed Studio.
Yup. This is going to be a pretty good year.
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