I'm so excited: A comp copy of the 4th BSC Graphic Novel, Claudia and Mean Janine, showed up in the mail today!!
And, I'm delighted to report that it looks PERFECT--I tried a lot of different things in this volume, and everything printed just as it was supposed to. Double-page spreads, full-page bleeds, some of Claudia's "art," and a whole section in the back about how I create the books, from start to finish!
I'm really proud of this book, and of the series in general. I think I've grown a lot as an artist and as a cartoonist over the four years I've been working on this project, and I've got around 700 pages of material to show for it. I've had a ton of encouragement and support along the way, and a huge thanks is due to my family, friends, and fans for cheering me on!
The in-store date is November 1, but I expect copies to appear in stores a little sooner. Maybe mid-September to early October? I will definitely have some copies for sale at SPX, October 4 and 5, if you'll be at that show! And I'm planning a book release party on Sunday, November 9 from 4-6 PM at Rocketship in Brooklyn--I'll have more info about these events as the dates draw closer.
This will be the last book in the BSC Graphix series, sadly. But I'm working on all sorts of other fun things! Me and my husband Dave are writing a shoujo manga X-men series that will debut in March, and I'll have more news about my next book project very soon. You can always watch my regular journal at goraina or my website for non-BSC updates!
Thanks again, everyone!