Mmm, I just finished up a deeeeelicious cup of coffee as I finished up this comic. I’m now a powerhouse of creative energy until I crash in a while.
Though commonly referred to as beans, coffee actually comes from the seed of fruits from trees in the coffea genus. The green seeds are then roasted which creates special chemical reactions that produce the coffee magic. At this point, us consumers grind them up (or purchase pre-ground) and brew them with some quality H2O.
Thoughts On the Book
So there I was, laying up the first Wally and Osborne book collection, only four or five pages into it. It was basically the strips as they appear on the site, but just crammed into a book, as many as would fit onto a blank white page so you would get the most bang for your buck.
But I just wasn’t happy with it. I don’t just want a collection of single strips that you already can read on the site stacked onto printed pages. I want the book to stand on its own, as a book independent of a daily strip. I want it to be beautiful, to flow, to have a variety of content. I’ve reinvented what it will be, it is going to take a bit longer, but it is so going to be worth it. Every comic and every frame will be laid out different from they appear on the site, to fill and become pages, sometimes recreated and other times multiple comics will be seamlessly joined together. It will have new content that does not appear on the site, not just original stories but content also incorporating my news posts and fact tidbits. I’m really excited about it, it will be a book I will be proud to have created and you will be happy to have on your shelf… or coffee table.
I’ll keep you updated on it and put a progress bar up for you if that would be of interest. Maybe share some teasers from it as I work on it.