Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a good time ringing in 2010. My finger is healing slowly, but definitely feeling much better. Thank you for all the well wishes.
I have new projects I’m working on, new ideas, and changes for 2010, so I thought I’d share and let you all know what’s going on.
1) For the many people who have asked, I am trying to get some Retail collections published. Whether it be through an actual publisher, or POD remains to be worked out, but it’s on my to do list. I hope to make this happen by the end of the year. I’ll keep everyone updated.
2) I’m working on a graphic novel for kids. That’s about as specific as I can be at this point. There’s no deal with a publisher or anything like that, just a project I’ve been meaning to try for some time. I’ll share the details of that project as it progresses.
3) I’m running the first year of Retail on the site as of today. For those who have never seen the original run this is an opportunity to see the first year of strips. This also means there will be new content on the site every day throughout 2010.
4) I’m writing a screenplay. No details I can really share on this one yet.
5) I’m ending Gill.
Yes, I saved the bad news for last. Sorry for the horrible sucker punch. Believe me, it was a hard decision to make. I’ve literally been struggling with it for months. But as much as I love the strip and the characters I don’t think it’s a concept that has what it takes to be successful online. I may be wrong about that, but I just don’t have the time to gamble with anymore. Writing and drawing Gill on top of Retail takes up too much of my time to even attempt any other projects … projects that might have a better chance of turning into something. I realize this is abrupt and unexpected, but I feel it’s better to make a clean break if I’m no longer fully committed to producing Gill. Leading everyone on with continued excuses and a half-assed updating schedule wouldn’t be fair.
I sincerely appreciate everyone who has supported Gill. Your kind words and readership made the project more than worthwhile. Gill will continue to exist in the archive for those who feel nostalgic.