New page yaaaaaaay! I am being horribly cruel with my little teaser up there, I know. It's been an intense week, and I'm a little punchy.
I've spent most of this week frantically teaching myself how to watercolor, by which I mean alternating in five minute intervals between being utterly hypnotized by my apparent mastery of the pretty colors and saying "DAMMIT" a lot and wanting to lie down for awhile.
But, behold, I have twelve pieces for my joint show with Ms.Moen!
The opening is this Thursday from 6-10 at 328 NW Broadway #113 here in Portland.
The upshot to my first week post-layoff being so crazy devoted to this stuff is that I haven't had time to flip out yet over my sudden ejection from the increasingly small slice of America that is employed in a normal fashion.
It is a pleasant irony that I have so much going on in my life that suddenly dropping about 40 hours (counting transit) a week from my schedule has not yet resulted in any free time, merely the anticipatory loss of income. I managed to sleep a full nine hours last night, and woke up at 7:30 this morning feeling like a girl-shaped rainbow.
But now that the show is ready to open, my next project is getting ready for the Stumptown Comics Fest, where the Bite Me! book will be on sale for the very first time! I am also in charge of panels again this year, and you'll be able to catch me interrogating Spike for public amusement.
Along with that, I'm planning a revamp (no pun intended) of the Bite Me! website. It's already been updated and moved to bitemecomic.com, but between now and April 26th I'll be setting up a store for all online book and merchandise ordering.
The book won't be the only thing for sale - remember those commemorative spoons? They're totally being shipped to me in a giant box, and will part of the exciting deluxe package available for a reasonable surcharge to the already inexcusably low price of $15. There are only 100 of these babies!
How can you resist.
As of the sale date, I will also be hosting the comic on my own server, so it is no longer available solely through the deep dark back archives of Girlamatic. It will still be available for free reading online, because this is the New Economy where I hope that I'm charming enough to make up for the increasing scarcity of, you know, scarcity.
After that I'll be moving on to the Family Man website, porting over to update primarily through Comicpress/Wordpress for ease of viewing.
And, you know, the actual making of the comics will be in there, too. I've got at least three things just banging at the oven door. But that's kind of a given.
I'll see you soon with news and photos from the gallery opening this Thursday!