I am sorry, everyone, about not updating yesterday. Heat has come here to Fargo of the Upper Great Plains. The heat drained my energy. I guess I should enjoy this heat while I can; soon enough, snow and ice will return. But enough about that.
I have some announcements to make and it is about my books, both Sunnyville Stories and other creative works. In regards to those, I have good news and bad news.
First, I am going to give all of you the bad news. Believe me, this was a tough decision to make. After what happened with being unable to fund Sunnyville Stories Volume 4, I am delaying that more. It may not see publication until 2021 or 2022. That also ties in with the decision I’ve made.
For the foreseeable future, I will pause publishing Sunnyville Stories in trade paperback format. The sales of the books are not what I expected.
This does NOT mean the series is ending. Besides continuing to sell copies of Sunnyville volumes 1, 2 and 3, I will emphasize selling individual comics as well. Crowdfunding micro print runs of Sunnyville comics like the recent #17 and specials (the Super Special #1) will continue. That does tie into my plan of using small goal Kickstarters to gain more experience with crowdfunding and building more fans.
Now we come to the good news. I will keep producing books. As some of you may remember, I will be producing the first book collecting cartoons from my webcomic Tiffany & Corey; it will be available next year. Funds are being raised as we speak (the fundraising began back in January) and I am composing a plan to combine that funding with advertising space and crowdfunding to help pay for this book. In the meantime, more plans are brewing to promote the book in advance to both customers and retailers. I’ll be reaching out to my connections among the libraries and wholesalers in the coming months. A more concrete strategy is still being formulated.
As opposed to Sunnyville which is more “art house”, Tiffany & Corey is of the humor genre; I always considered it first and foremost to be a gag comic. Humor has more of a broad appeal as opposed to something more artistic and very personal, which is what I consider Sunnyville to be.
I’ll have more updates on plans for my comics, both Sunnyville and other work, as time goes along. Please stay tuned here, to the mailing list and to social media for more news.
Sign up for the mailing list if you haven’t already. Check out my webcomic Tiffany & Corey and also stop by Amazon to grab Sunnyville Stories trade paperbacks. Look for artwork & other neat stuff on my Etsy.
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