In the interest of good karma, I’ll plug something Sarah’s organizing: the Minneapolis Indie Xpo will occur on August 21st at the Soap Factory. I’ll have a table there, and it looks like it’ll be pretty cool, so check it out! Here’s their website: http://mplsindiexpo.com/ (Warning: The homepage has an autoplay YouTube video, so mute your speaker volume if you’re at work!)
Next week I’ll be posting the cover for Tonoharu: Part Two. Stay tuned!
A little less than a year ago back I posted a YouTube link to a Japanese CG cartoon I love called Popee the Performer, a cartoon series that’s like a cross between the work of Jim Woodring and a Looney Tunes short.
I recently re-watched the whole series, and it made me wonder if the director, Ryuji Masuda, had done anything since. Above is an episode of his more recent series “Funny Pets”. It’s not as good as Popee, but it’s still worth a watch.
At long last, I’m ready to commit to a concrete release period for Tonoharu: Part Two! The book will be out by November of this year.
I know this is probably later than you’d hope; it only barely makes my self-imposed deadline of “sometime this year”, and is a far cry from “late summer”, a release period I had brandished about before.
But after seeing how long things were taking to finish up, and realizing I needed to ramp up prepublication marketing at least few months before the book actually came out, November emerged as the earliest I could reasonably put the book out.
Depending on how things go, I may have copies by October; we’ll see how things progress. Any updates will be posted to this site, so stay tuned!
(More information about Tonoharu can be found here.)
I am delighted to report that the final edits for “Tonoharu: Part Two” are now halfway done!
As readers may recall, I started these edits about five weeks ago. My progress may not seem too fast, but it’s a HUGE improvement over the first book.
Other than the edits, all that’s left is the front cover/dust jacket. Now that I have a good sense of how long the edits will take, the cover is the biggest wild card.
I feel like I’m pretty far along on it (a lot further than the above “12%” would suggest) but experience has taught me that the cover always takes longer than I think, so I decided to put a conservative estimate on my progress for that.
I’ll probably take a break from edits to devote more time to finishing up the cover, so I can use it for promotion. Hopefully I’ll have something I can show within the next couple/few weeks, so stay tuned!