Big News! I got the Xeric Grant!!

My series of posts entitled Creating Tonoharu will resume in a few weeks. I had to put it on hold in light of the following: I have been selected to receive a Xeric Grant to self-publish my graphic novel Tonoharu: Part One! For those who don’t know about the Xeric Grant, see the previous post about it here. To learn more about Tonoharu, click here.

I just received word about this last Saturday, and have been running around like a chicken with his head cut off this whole week trying to get everything ready. It’s been exhausting, but terribly exciting.

I’d like to get it published and out there just as soon as I can, but of course these things take time. So I’m shooting to have Tonoharu: Part One released sometime during the first quarter of 2008, or maybe even a little before then, like late December 2007.

Well, I think I’ll leave it at this for now. This is a short entry I know, but I’ve got a lot to get to. Check back next Friday for more details.

In the meantime, check out my newly-expanded “About Me” page (, and my newly-created “About My Comics” page (

One more thing: next Tuesday’s installment of “JET Program Reflections” is cancelled, to give me more time to devote to publishing-related stuff and to give this entry top billing on my site for a full week. “JET Program Reflections” will be back on Tuesday, October 30th.