I’ve decided to post smaller comics works at Tapas. I’ve named the series “n i j o m u” if you want to keep abreast of updates. I’m going to try to post something every Friday for as long as I can. The first piece I’ve put up is one I did back in April titled “Windows.” It comes from an idea I jotted down in an old notebook and my own self-questioning about what I am really looking for when I am surfing the internet.
I haven’t been posting much new comics work. There are two reasons for that.
One, I’m working on smaller pieces that I’m submitting to different on-line and literary journals. Most places want previously unpublished work, so that means I can’t post them here or on my tumblr. But sometimes I have a work that doesn’t seem like a good fit anywhere, like “Art is a Lonely Business.” And that’s why I’m putting it up on-line.
Two, I’m trying out different publishing options and getting new printed books ready for the APE. My last printing of Holiday Funeral was done through Ingram Spark. I’m still seeing how the full process pans out, so I’m suspending judgment on it now. I’m also coloring “Sink” and working on an updated edition of Carnivale.
On a similar note, I’m trying new on-line options. That’s why I put “My Grandmother’s Funeral” up at Tapas and am serializing “Defrost” there now. So far, Tapas has been a really supportive community.
So that’s what’s going on. Basically, instead of working on one big thing, I’m sending my feelers out in lots of other little directions.