Loved shutter and was wondering if it has a set number of issues like a mini or maxi series? Or if it'll go till you run out of stories?
It’s an ongoing series, although the ending is already written.
I basically have a map of the series. I know where it starts, I know where it ends, I know the pinpoints of where Leila and I want and intend to hit in between. How long we take to get to the ending and the path Leila and I take to get there — well, remains to be seen. Glory taught me it’s best not to force something on your book — I intended that one to be really long when two issues in I realized it was about 12 issues, max. Shutter will go on for longer, how much longer remains to be seen.
Knock on wood — orders are really damn good, even on the second issue, so it’s looking like we’ll have the freedom to decide this on our own, allowing Kate and company to evolve naturally. I believe we’ll be doing this for a while.
I started writing a recall of how ridiculously awesome my weekend was in DC, but it’s already too long and I’m only done describing the first day.
Instead of boring you, I’m just going to say that Awesome Con was a great show for me. I sold a lot of original artwork, sketched a ton of convention exclusive covers, got to meet and hang out with some of the most delightful comics professionals, and also spent a whole heck of a time with my ridiculous, hilarious co-creator and friend, Joe Keatinge.
Thank you Third Eye Comics and Awesome Con for flying us out, putting us up in the wonderful Henly Park Hotel (which is so cool and old that Kate Kristopher would surely stay there), driving us around in black car services, and setting us up at the convention with a booth and a signing. I felt really, super spoiled and can’t thank you enough.
Many thanks to everyone who stopped by our table and grabbed copies of the convention exclusive Shutter #1. I had a blast sketching for all of you!
Lastly, for anyone who digs sazeracs, check out The Passenger, a bar right next to the convention center. They had the most amazing ones I’ve ever tasted.