Gonzonzardy it's been a long time since I posted my last blog. My last entry was before issue 13 was released, and now we're on the cusp of release issue 16! I'm going to have to remember to post more often.
Anyway, as you can probably tell from the title, it's Rare Disease Day. Some of you may know that I myself have Aniridia, a condition that affects about 1 in 50,000-100,000 newborns worldwide. Readers who have really been paying attention might know that this very same condition was one of a few things that inspired the Zip in the first place.
It manifests itself in diverse range of ways since many other conditions are associated with it, but aniridia causes highly dilated pupils, or a lack of iris altogether. It can be caused genetically or through environmental factors.
To find out about how I was reading Mark Millar comics (before reading Mark Millar comics was cool), which current comics are objectively and indisputably (maybe) the best, which guilty pleasure comic I desperately need in my collection, and more: click here to check out this new interview I just did over at Indy Comic Press Release!
After some slacking off on my part: we're back!
We have a new issue beginning and a new logo to go with it.
And... um... that's it!
Check it out.
Art blog 'The Spiraling' just published an article about Zip.
To learn about my inspirations for Zip, my story in the Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel, how I met Michael Smith, and more, click this link to be taken to the Spiraling's article about The Adventures of Zip!
What's up guys? I'm an idiot.
So I accidentally left out an entire page from issue 11.
It gets even more embarrassing: remember this panel?
The one I put a lot of work into making look particularly dramatic? Well, that wasn't just so that I could be all fancy for no reason. It was supposed to follow some important dialog that would make the moment even more dramatic given the context of the previous page... but that context all hinged on me not forgetting to add said page in the first place.
Click here to read the missing page from issue 11.
Then also maybe forget that you already read pages 11, 12, 13 and 14 so that everything works as I originally intended before the moment I screwed everything up by not remembering to copy-paste the URL of one image file.
Specifically, we have some!
Okay, so lots of Zip #10 has been completed. Zip #9 is complete. So on Wednesday, January 21st, I'll be releasing the last few pages of Zip #9, then I'll be skipping a week, and Zip #10 starts the week after that, on Wednesday again. The reason for that is, is that this way, I'll be able to start #10 at the beginning of February. As you might have guessed, from now on, Wednesday is our new upload day.
So back in September, I was like "I know the site's been quiet for a while, but I'll be back to updating it regularly again soon".
Then like three months passed. Oops.
I've been taking a break, which has been partly motived by me getting burned out, and partly motivated by the death of my closest and oldest friends, which happened last year.
This particular friend would always interested to know how the comic was going, and I always appreciated his support. Thus, the show must go on, which is why I'm happy to announce that I have a great deal of issue 10 completed, and have been working to build a buffer of material with which I can ensure that the content keeps coming, at least for the foreseeable future.
The wait will have been worth it too, since I'm bouncing-off-the-walls levels of excited about the content that is to come. I can't wait for you guys to see it.
I will have other announcements to make when or if I can confirm them. One of which involves a change in the day I upload new installments of the comic. I'm undecided about which day it should be as of yet, or if it should change at all, but based on my most recent research, there is a good argument to be made for Wednesday.
Watch this space.
I'm going to America!
Hollywood Boulevard to be exact. I'll be staying with my good friend and fellow illustrator Ray Friesen for the world premiere of this:
That's right. I'll be one of the first people in the world to see the Angry Video Game Nerd Movie! James Rofle is a personal inspiration of mine, so I'm very excited for it.
After that, we'll be heading South to San Diego, for a little known convention simply known as San Diego Freakin' Comic Con (okay, I added the Freakin' part myself).
So basically expect some really good blogs soon.
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