Thank you to everyone who’s read, everyone who’s hyped and everyone who’s helped.
While you’re all sitting here I want to take a second here to bloviate about TJ and his contribution to this strip. I knew what I wanted to do with this comic: tell a story that’s not like anything that I’ve done elsewhere. While it may have elements of noir and use the “mystery” tag as a misnomer, TJ immediately understood that for me, it was about the drama, about how fucked up people are and how simple plots don’t necessarily mean simple stories. His art has reflected this aesthetic perfectly and there have been more than a few times where what I scripted didn’t really feel alive in my head until he’d rendered it. It’s a partnership that I’m very lucky to have and, hopefully, Sam Kimimura will return in the future.
Now, the important question that I know you’ve been begging to ask: “Kevin, how can I continue to support the strip?”
Well, now that it’s over, you’ve got no excuse to not tell your friends that whine about waiting for things to read the damned thing. We’ll have the third and fourth issues of the single editions — both of which will feature all-new Sam Kimimura stories — on the virtual shelves at the Agreeable Comics shop soon.
(Also, we’re currently talking with a very nice group of people that think that readers like yourself may want to have a bound collection of this, perhaps with additional material that goes beyond the singles and what’s on the site. We’ll have more on that in our various social media outlets in the near future, along with some kind of announcement here. The goal is to have it ready for San Diego Comic-Con 2011.)
Tons of thank yous to the readers and supporters of the comic. This has been the most rewarding project I’ve worked on in my brief cartooning career. I can’t tell you how much the visibility of this strip has done as far as building up a “name” for my work. Also, a HUGE thank you to Kevin. I couldn’t have picked a better collaborator for something like this. Guys, he knows what he’s doing. Plus, he’s a hustler and he promotes better than I ever could on my own. Continue to support the Agreeable Comics brand, because every one of those comics is a true labor of love and I think that comes through.
And please, yes, support the comic by purchasing the individual issues (2 of which are forthcoming, both with bonus stories) and if you’re so inclined, the sketch cards. Also, as noted in previous posts, I can still do commissions of the characters.