Hi all — I just wanted to say thank you for waiting for Broodhollow Book 3 to begin. When Book 2 was coming to an end, our son was born, so it was perfect timing. When he was only a month or two old, as most other parents may attest, he mostly slept, and getting work done was easy. Now he’s about eight months old, and giving up naps during the day. My usable workweek has shrank from 7 days per week, 14 hours per day to effectively 4 days per week, 9 hours per day.
Add to this a number of illnesses and the Kickstarter coordination (collecting the money is simple — it’s once you receive it that the actual work starts), and I’m starting Book 3 a lot later than I wanted to. So I hear your frustrations and I echo them.
All the same, it is a spring tale, and appropriate to begin here in the month of April. Please keep watch. I will ring every gong and blow every trumpet once our story continues. Thank you!
I’ll be in Bandland at PAX South in San Antonio in just about a week’s time — January 23-25, 2015. I’ll have Broodhollow books and postcards on hand, in addition to this lovely Official Pinny Arcade pin:
Thanks for spreading the word about Broodhollow — I’ve been pretty much buried in work and raising our baby, and I’ve had to move some dates around, but right now my priority is the Book 2 Kickstarter. You’ll be the first to hear about it here, so subscribe to the RSS feed if you haven’t already! Once again I will be doing an early bird tier that offers the Book 2 hardcover for cheap… and a new one which will offer both Book 2 AND Book 1 hardcovers. These will go fast, but you’ll have another opportunity to pick the Book 1 hardcover up if you missed it. Hopefully the Kickstarter will launch end of January.
Thanks for being here.
You might really enjoy Exterminite to scratch that psychological dream horror itch — it’s a 5-part comic mini-series I’m doing with Mikey Novacek — er, Neumann, and Len Peralta. The first issue just landed on Amazon and Comixology. Here’s the wind-up:
What if there was a company that could go into your dreams and kill your nightmares?
In the premiere issue, we are introduced to Kylie, a headstrong woman trying to make ends meet in Cleveland. When a recurring nightmare becomes too much to handle, she enlists the help of a strange man named Nat – only Nat, that’s it.
And he is a person that can kill nightmares.
And advance praise:
“I was gonna say nice things about this because these guys are friends. Then I read it. Saying nice things now because it’s REALLY GOOD.”
- John Scalzi, Author of Old Man’s War, Redshirts, and Lock In
“Three of my favorite creative people getting together on a project? Tell me more. Then I found out it’s a story about killing nightmares and I had to check it out. They’ve hooked me with this first one. I can’t wait to see where they’re going to take it from here.”
- Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy
“Loved it! Beautiful art (to be expected) and cool setup for a continuing story. Very, very cool.”
- Gerry Conway, Co-creator of The Punisher, Firestorm, Power Girl, Vixen, and Ms. Marvel
“I really want to give this book a compliminsult because it introduced me to the idea of a compliminsult. But I can’t find anything about it to insult. So instead I’ll just say I want to hire Nat and Kylie and I want to eat at Sam’s Sammy Shop. You will too after you read it. Love, love, love Exterminite.”
- Tom Merritt, Host of Daily Tech News Show, Cordkillers, and Sword and Laser
“It’s like Inception if it were funny, made sense, and had incredible artwork instead of an ambiguous ending!”
- Conor Lastowka, Writer for Rifftrax