It’s a been a while since I’ve hit PAUSE on Accidental Centaurs, and I wanted to give you a little update on what’s been happening behind the scenes…
Accidental Centaurs News
Lair of the Insectaurs: The story is finished. The script is written. Now, I’ve just gotta draw the thing. Seriously, there’s about 25 more pages to this thing. It seems like a lot, but things are going to move very, very, very fast. They’ll all be posted here, possibly on a daily basis when they’re done. And I mean done… as in “inked and colored done“. Also, be looking for an announcement about Patreon and the final 25. Before the end of the week. Promise.
Year Two: Did you notice that “Year One” in the logo? The one that’s been there since the comic was rebooted back in 2010? That’s about to become “Year Two”. That signifies the start of Alex and Sam’s second year as centaurs. This is going to be a huge, single arc that starts with… well, let’s just say the events of the “Lair of the Insectaurs” ending play directly into it. There’ll be some announcements regarding this coming. Right now, I’m outlining the entire “year” and putting together into discrete episodes, as well doing some design on characters that will be a part of this arc.
Comic books: The entire run of “Year One” will be available (eventually) as comic pamphlet magazines. Right now, I’ve got “Accidents Happen”, “Accidental Unicorn”, “Pointing Hooves” and the first part of “Dictating the Course” ready for print. I’m hoping to have them all on sale at DragonCon. Eventually, the remaining three parts of “Dictating the Course” will released in this format (I’ve gotta finish the covers) and then I’ll be publishing the finished pages of “Lair of the Insectaurs” in a similar fashion. All told, “Year One” will be made up of 12 to 13 issues…
Plain Brown Wrapper: Rather than collect the PBW stories into printed comic books, I’m going to release them online as they’re done. I’m also going to stop building Kindle and ePub versions. No one is buying them. So… sales of watermarked PDFs will be done at pbw.accidentalcentaurs.com.
NSFW Friday: This could possibly return as a Patreon perk. I’m still working on it, and haven’t had much time for consideration. Announcement coming soon.
Non-Accidental Centaurs News
“Dethany in VirtuNoir”: As some of you know, I have been working with cartoonist Bill Holbrook for the last year-and-a-half on an iPad app based on the character of Dethany from his syndicated strip On The Fastrack. We reached a major milestone in the development: the first complete build of the app. We’re currently beta and experience testing. Our plans are to have it ready to show off at the booth at DragonCon. It’ll be available for sale on the Apple App Store… whenever Apple approves it.
“Nancy®”: The first collection of Nancy strips written and drawn by my friend and boss, Guy Gilchrist, is now available for pre-order! I designed and laid out this book, which has 144 pages of the misadventures of Nancy and Sluggo! It’s only $10 and you can order it here!