Okay... I guess I've been quiet for too long on Dead @ 17 updates (mainly because, well...I've been busy working on the book!). Anyway, here's where things stand:
I am officially 1/3 finished drawing the final chapter. I anticipate that it's going to take another 4 months or so until I completely finish the book (including colors and lettering). Why is it taking so long? Well, aside from freelance work and other things that pop up from time to time, I want it to be good. I want this to be a worthy and satisfying finale to the series that all of you have helped make a success. Not working under a hard release deadline has given me more breathing room and the freedom to do more fine tuning, a luxury I'm not used to having. Having said that, the plan is still to have it ready for release sometime this year.
Because I am a little behind schedule, my plan is to take a break when I reach half-way and begin working on the Pin-Up book. I want all of you who so graciously pledged your support a few months ago to finally have something in your hands to show for it. So rather than waiting to do the Pin-Up book when I finish the series, I'm going move it up and have it ready for a July release. At some point, I will also be re-opening up orders for the Pin-Up book itself for those of you who weren't able to pledge but still want to own a copy.
So, if you were one of the those who purchased a spot in the Pin-Up book, please get your ideas ready and email them to me as soon as possible. Some of you have already let me know, but checking in with me with confirmation wouldn't hurt. Or if you've changed your mind, that's cool too.
Thanks again for your continued support and patience!!