I’m happy to finally share some big news I’ve been sitting on for over a year. I will be launching a second comic strip through King Features in 2012, and that second comic strip is GIL.

For those of you unfamiliar, GIL was a rejected syndicate submission that I turned into a web-comic in 2008. Despite it being a very personal and rewarding strip that was very well received by its online audience, I pulled the plug on it in 2009 to focus on other projects. I decided to resubmit it for syndication in 2010 using the best of the strips I developed on the web as samples, and well … the planets aligned, and I was offered a contract.

I’ve been developing GIL with King Features since last December, and it is now slated to launch in January of 2012. It’s been a long road, but I’m absolutely thrilled to finally have the opportunity to share GIL through syndication.

Speaking of which, my editor Brendan Burford had the great idea to launch a blog where he and I talk about GIL’s development process, as well as the syndication process in general. Check it out at www.gilcomics.com. If you’ve ever wondered how a comic strip gets all the way from submission to syndication, this is going to be a one-of-a-kind peek behind the curtain, so don’t miss it!

Brendan and I will be blogging about the process weekly right up until GIL launches.  We kicked it all off with a podcast interview hosted by silver-voiced comics aficionado, Tom Racine from Tall Tale Features, and Geek Papas!

So check out the Gil Development Blog, check out Tall Tale Features, and help me usher in 2012 with a new comic strip!  I’m very excited!

 -Norm