This week: Sooo much! Another interview, a break-postponement and more amazing fan art!
But first, Bigfoot. What’s this? A mysterious artifact? Is that Bigfoot atop at totem pole? What does it all mean? And where in the world have these two been heading for the last who-knows-how-many hours? I have a feeling we may find out soon…
If you’re a fan of webcomics, you may have run across the talented pros over at Webcomic Alliance, a blog and podcast loaded with resources for both webcomic creators and fans. I’m honored to say this month Untold Tales of Bigfoot has been chosen as WA’s Pick Of The Month! Stop by their site to see a write-up on UTOB and read yet another interview with me.
Here’s a slight change in plans that will please you to no end: I told you just last week that Bigfoot would be on a 2-week holiday break while I caught up on a mountain of work. But I spoke to a friend and fan of the comic last night who was aghast that I’d even consider pausing the story for that short break.
During our conversation, I didn’t go into detail about the other projects and paid assignments that need my attention, or how the demands of the holiday season can drain precious time and energy from the most enthusiastic comic artist. I didn’t even remind him that Untold Tales of Bigfoot is delivered every week, like clockwork, for absolutely no fee to the reader nor income to its creator for things like food and shelter and so, at times, must be put aside for paying gigs. I didn’t tell him any of that.
What I told him was, “yeah, maybe if I work a little harder these next two weeks I can skip the break.”
So it looks like that’s what’s happening. I’m going to push to get enough done so that the comic will continue, unbroken, for some time to come. But I’ll toss out this friendly warning: No matter how much I love working on Bigfoot, one day in the far flung future (perhaps sooner) life, work, or my own human frailty may impinge on this pleasant little webcomic and, for the sake of rent, relationships or my own sanity, I may need to take a short break. It won’t be because I’m lazy, or because I’ve lost interest, or because I want to ruin your wednesday morning. If I ever do take a short break from the comic it will simply be because sometimes the piper must be paid. If and when that day arrives, I hope you’ll all understand.
Finally, it’s time for more terrific fan art. This time, I exchanged far art with Sean McLean, creator of Underwhelmed and Loop. Yeah. Two webcomics. And here I am whining about taking a break. Anyway, if you like the way Sean handled Bigfoot’s friendly hello (below) as much as I do, you should check out his comics. His newest project, Loop, tells the tale of a time traveller from the distant future stuck in the distant past with only a caveman as his guide. And while you’re there, you can see my take on Sean’s characters.
Next week: I reveal precisely where in the world Bigfoot and Scout are heading PLUS I’ll announce the winner of the Bigfoot and Scout Holiday Sketch Card Giveaway. Happy Holidays! -v
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