Now for my second big announcement today – on Wednesday January 6, 2021, I will be launching a Kickstarter to fund my first picture book, Hilda & Richie. (As a reminder, Hilda and Richie do live in the Sunnyville universe. I do want to see about a possible crossover.)
This Kickstarter will run for 30 days and the final goal has yet to be determined. It will be bigger than my last one; the total we’re shooting for this time is US$2,000 to 3,000. I know – it is more than before, nearly double to triple the previous goal. But I am confident this can be done.
The picture book itself will be a paperback of about eight by eight inches. The planned print run is 1,000 to 1,250 copies.
This book has its own page so you can tune into that for more news.
This is the first of two blog posts planned today.
As many of you have noticed, there haven’t been many posts on this blog lately. This is owing to the fact that Sunnyville Stories and its spin-off, Dominic & Claire, are currently on hiatus. My main priority at this time are my webcomic Poison Ivy Gulch and my planned picture book Hilda & Richie.
I need to further clarify that Sunnyville is on HIATUS – it has NOT been cancelled. As some of you know, I am planning to do reprints of the Sunnyville books in the future. To do that however, I need to succeed with a planned Kickstarter to fund that picture book I mentioned. (I will be discussing that later today.)
Since the tenth anniversary of this blog is coming soon, I hope to do something for that.
Anyway, stay tuned – later today, I will be talking about a big Kickstarter planned for my picture book, Hilda & Richie!
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Just a reminder – my latest creation, Poison Ivy Gulch, officially kicks off on Monday June 1, 2020!
I’ve mentioned it before. Poison Ivy Gulch is a comic strip set in the Old West during the 1870s. The emphasis here though isn’t slice-of-life like Sunnyville Stories; this work only has good old-fashioned laughs.
It has been over a month since I last updated. I finally finished sending out the rewards for my last Kickstarter, Dominic & Claire Circus.
At the time of this writing, Sunnyville Stories remains on hiatus; given the current situation with the coronavirus pandemic, I’m not sure how well my plans will pan out to liquidate the remaining stock of Sunnyville books. It still remains my goal for 2021 to crowdfund both my planned picture book and new version of the Sunnyville trade paperbacks. I proved earlier this year that I can raise thousands of dollars through crowdfunding.
I am also unsure about Dominic & Claire. I have more fun planned with them but like with Sunnyville, that might have to wait. Now that my Kickstarter is out of the way, I need to think ahead to two major projects.
I am planning to launch a webcomic in June. I’ll have updates on that later. In addition to that, I have been long neglecting my planned picture book of Hilda & Richie. That ties into my master plan that was previously discussed. I have been neglecting that for too long – if this book is to be a reality and to be crowdfunded in January 2021, then it is imperative to get started on it.
As you know, Hilda & Richie do exist in the Sunnyville universe so I want to do a crossover to help promote that to all of you readers out there. I’ll have some periodic updates about their book but most updates will be over on their own blog.
Updates will be more sporadic on this blog for the immediate future but stay tuned as I will share more news about Sunnyville and my other comics works.
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My Kickstarter has finished and that Sunnyville spin-off comic, Dominic & Claire Circus, is nearly done. If all goes well, it should be finished by tomorrow night. Check out the latest Kickstarter update on that.
After that, my next order of business is a planned comic book/webcomic I’ve been planning for a long time. It’s a Western called Poison Ivy Gulch. There are some similarities to Sunnyville, in spite of its human cast. It deals with a remote, isolated town with its populace full of eccentric characters. But that is a whole other story.
I also plan to continue work on my picture book, Hilda & Richie, which is also part of the Sunnyville universe.
As for Sunnyville Stories itself? I’m still on the fence about what to do. I will have been working on this saga for ten years now. I don’t know if it should continue as I want to move on. On the other hand, I can’t just abandon Rusty and friends. Even now with crowdfunding more comics a suitable option for me, I just don’t know what to do.
Sunnyville will remain on hiatus for the foreseeable future while I think things over.
That’s it for now. Stay tuned for more news!
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