THE CLIFF. The Indiegogo campaign has wrapped up, and THANKS SO MUCH if you were one of the treasured few who kicked some cash to the kitty... or rather, the penguin in this case. (Contributions can still be made on Indiegogo, for anyone still itching to back the Penguin and Mutt Blue on their exploits...)
I want you to know that the overall page count for Book 5 ("The King") is 49, and I just finished penciling pages 34 and 35 last night.
In the next one or two months I will hammer away at completing the hand-drawn
pages... I will then scan, crop, adjust and fiddle with the files in Photoshop to produce print-ready images. These will go into the final layout.
THE CLIFF, Book 5: "The King", page 1
It looks like my friend and sometime publisher Marc Tessier from Montreal days and his publishing partner Stan Wany at Editions TRIP Comix may publish the whole CLIFF, Books 1-5 Collected Edition for TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival) 2017.
(And we will be there this year too, where I'll launch my Master's of Architecture thesis graphic novel-ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT--but that's another story! TCAF 2016 - May 14-15.)
Either way, THE CLIFF Book 5 will be included in the complete edition, appearing for the first time along with the reprints of Books 1-4. I'm sure there will be some extra behind-the-scenes work in there, too. So--something for everyone! Those who got the first 4, those who did not, and those who want a really good doorstop, paperweight or book to confuse people on the subway. And of course, those who supported will get a signed copy with lovingly detailed sketch!!
So--I just wanted to let you know, your valued contribution is going toward me sweating at the drawing board and computer, happily scratching out Mutt Blue's meeting with the bearded bureaucrat who runs the universe--as he searches for love, intimacy, and a decent meal at affordable prices.
I will stay in touch- I hope you stay in touch with me, too!
Ciao for now, or as they say on THE CLIFF, "I think I have an itch."