Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends! We’re so glad you could attend! Come inside, come inside!
Ahem, welcome back to the blog, readers and Sunnyville fans. My two-week hiatus is over. I’ve had time to rest and recharge my batteries. Much has happened since then.
First off, Sunnyville Stories Volume 3 was reviewed in the January 2016 edition of Midwest Book Review. Their review was a glowing one for me. Well…see for yourself…
A black-and-white graphic novel anthology featuring an anthropomorphic cast of young adults and adults, Sunnyville Stories Volume 3 is filled with stories about facing everyday problems – from the overbearing pressure a literal “tiger mom” puts on her child to succeed in school, to the relationship troubles of an estranged couple, and much more. Although Sunnyville Stories touches on some serious subjects (such as infidelity), there is no graphic violence or sexual content. The simple line artwork belies the deep characterization and complex themes of growing up, adjusting to nuanced challenges, and finding one’s place in the world. Sunnyvale Stories Volume 3 is a choice pick for connoisseurs of quality “indie” comic storytelling. Also highly recommended are Sunnyville Stories Volume 1 (9780615653921, $15.99 pbk / $2.99 Kindle) and Volume 2 (9780989069601, $19.99 pbk / $2.99 Kindle).
If that isn’t a super review, then I don’t know what is.
I also expressed last year that a major goal for this year was to get at least five interviews or articles about my work; this is necessary for promotion as well as to raise my credibility. Already, I’m off to a good start. Root Beer Party has done another 20 questions with me as well as a post about the first volume of Sunnyville!
That’s one down already! At this time, I’ve got two more interviews lined up. That makes three out of five for this year making me close to meeting my goal. While this is a start, I don’t plan to rest on my laurels. In fact, I prefer that at least one interview/article be in a print publication or perhaps the radio…or, dare I say, television. At this time, I’ve contacted a local radio station in the Fargo-Moorhead area about doing one; the radio coverage extends not only into Eastern North Dakota but also into parts of Manitoba, Minnesota and South Dakota. That would net me a lot of attention and sales.
Sunnyville Stories #13 is finished too. I will be posting up links to that later; work has begun on Sunnyville #14 which will also be serialized for free online. On top of that, Sunnyville Stories Volume 3 is being released this coming Friday on January 15 so keep an eye out for it!
Stay tuned to the blog for more news and information. This year promises to be a big one for me and for Sunnyville!