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!