Welp. We did it. Yes, we made another book and any at MoCCA this weekend can get your paws on one. I am really proud of this volume. This is the first volume where we left the majority of the editorial responsibilities up to just one of the four editors. That lucky one was me, Chuck. I have no idea why I said I would but I am glad I did. We have 21 amazing contributions this time around and the book clocks in at 134 pages. We have some of the usual faces and lot of new faces in this one. The first obvious change is our cover was designed by someone other than us. That was one of my first things I wanted when I set out to make this book. And the real first and only name I thought of was Damien Jay. Damien always has had an amazing knack for designing some of my favorite covers. And his color choices always just hit me in the right spot. Luckily when I asked him he said sure, even though he was about to have a baby with the equally talented Minty Lewis. So huge, huge thanks to that guy for doing this at a time when his life was going through a major change. Oh and Damien managed to contribute a story as well. Whattaguy!
This book has a really loose theme, as have most of our Sundays volumes. This time out I instructed the artists to dance on the theme of Forever Changes which I also subtitles the book. I didn’t give too much direction just suggestion and inspiration. This book is filled with a lot of my friends, heroes, and people I only know from seeing their work online. I just want to thank them for indulging me on making my dream comic.
Pretty cool, right? You have to see this book! I’ll put it up for sale online after this weekend on the Oily Boutique. We are numbering these suckers this time and there are only 300 of them and that is it. No reprinting. Here is a video of it:
I stole this map from Alec Longstreth(Thanks Alec!)
Also at the table will be another anthology called Kids put together by Melissa Mendes(she’s a friend of mine) and Jose-Luis Olivares. Both books were printed up at CCS this past weekend so there is a lot of natural love between us. I read the book yesterday all the way through and it is so solid and amazing.
Another book being released at MoCCA is Sean Ford’s Only Skin #7! This is the last one! I’ve watched this book grow from a project in our first year at CCS into the highly sought after self-published comic. It’s amazing to witness Sean’s dedication to completing a project this big. We are very proud of him and hope he does well. Oh he already has. The collected Only skin will be printed next year by our Mocca neighbors, Secret Acres. Speaking of Secret Acres, they are debuting a highly-anticipated book by another one of the old Sundays crew, Joseph Lambert. his book I Will Bite You will be dropping like a bomb. Stop by and get that one for sure. I saw the book last weekend and pooped inside of my pants.
And finally I leave you with some photos of production fun: