Continuing where we left off, here is the exact plan for the reprint of Sunnyville, known as Sunnyville Stories: Beginnings.
First, there will be a brand new prologue to open up the saga of Rusty Duncan. It’ll deal with our wisecracking cat learning that he’ll be moving from his big city home to a small town (Sunnyville of course). It will be based on the Sunnyville Stories Zero zine I did years ago. In fact, I will be serializing the new prologue here on the blog soon!
After that, the next part will be the redrawn version of the first episode “Beginnings”. As I said before, I will be redrawing the whole story over again to reflect my vastly improved drawing skills. I also want to rework some of the jokes, redraw some of the character designs and add in references to Dominic, Rusty’s small cousin, in both this story and the prologue.
There will be a brief vignette, probably two, last a few pages set in between the first and second episode. Planned vignettes include Rusty learning he has to go to school here and Samantha showing him more of the the town.
The second, third and fourth episodes will also be included in the reprint along with a brand new cover. Also in-between those stories will be more vignettes, including that one segment I discussed before that establishes Hilda & Richie (my picture book characters) as part of the Sunnyville universe!
I repeat – this will be a DIGITAL only release at the moment. If all goes well though, I plan to crowdfund print copies in 2023 or 2024.
In addition to the new prologue, it is my aim to share the pages and progress on the redrawn first episode. I will not be posting it in its entirety here nor will I get rid of the old version. That will remain here for archival purposes.
That’s it for now. Stay tuned here for more news on the Sunnyville comics.