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Comic Notes

Well, here we are. This is the end. I hope that the conclusion of this story has been satisfying for you. It’s been a long road, over 5 years since I began work on it, and I’d like to thank every reader for sticking with me. Thanks for your patience when I was forced to move it to the back burner, thanks for trusting me when I said I’d finish it one day. Thanks to everyone who was incredibly generous enough to make a donation – I have not updated the donors list at the bottom of the page, my sincere apologies, but I will do that soon and you will also get a thank you in the print edition (more on that later!) Thanks to everyone who participated in the comment threads, your discussions were always thought-provoking and gratifying. Thanks to everyone who helped spread the word by tweeting, posting on Facebook, or writing a blog post about it. Thanks to everyone who’s come to visit me at a comic convention and talked to me about Sin Titulo. This has been a tremendous experience for me and I’m thankful to each and every one of you.

There will be one more post, tomorrow, which will be an announcement about the forthcoming print collection.

And, of course, I’m already planning my next comic….

-C

Berlin, Oct 2012

SIN TITULO Hardcover Release Info!

 

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Above is the final cover design for the hardcover print edition from Dark Horse Comics. It will be released on September 24, 2013, and carry a price tag of $19.99 (USD).  Foreign translations are also planned, information about those will be given as it’s confirmed.  If you intend to purchase the book I would urge you to pre-order it from your local comic shop – please go in and let them know of the demand. Thanks!

 

 

Now that the story is complete, I can reveal that I have signed a publishing contract with Dark Horse Comics to release the complete Sin Titulo in hardcover in 2013. The book will be printed “landscape” format, preserving the format of the webcomic. Price is as yet undetermined but I am told that it will be affordable.  I will be doing some revisions, mainly tidying up lettering and colour, so that it looks its best in print.

Many people have opined that I should have gone through Kickstarter  rather than a publisher, but I actually agreed to publish through Dark Horse a couple of years ago, before Kickstarter had shown itself to be a viable means of funding. From my conversations with Dark Horse it’s clear that they really love the story and will do their utmost to produce a beautiful, high quality book.  I think Kickstarter is for the most part a great means of funding projects, and I may  still use it in the future for another comic, but for now I am very comfortable and confident that Dark Horse is the best home for Sin Titulo. I hope you will agree.

Foreign-language editions are also in the pipeline, there will be more details on those in future.

 

Berlinterruption

 

Hey everyone, just a quick note to keep you in the loop – as mentioned previously I moved to Berlin last week. So far it’s been great but we’ve been coping with finding an apartment, setting up accounts for phones and banking, discovering where everything is in the neighborhood, dealing with jetlag, and not speaking any German. Happily most of these are conquered (except the language) but one thing we’ve discovered is that setting up Internet at home takes forever. So for the next couple of weeks I’m going to have to work from home and then find an Internet cafe to upload the pages. This isn’t ideal but it’s all I’ve got until we’re set up at home. Updates should resume shortly but I’m just letting you know what’s up before you start baying for blood.

In the meantime I’ll be appearing at the Strip Festival Breda in Holland Sept 8-9, and at the Journadas De Comic villa de Aviles in Spain, Sept 11-15. Hope to see you there!

UPDATE

 

Hey everyone, thanks very much for your kind patience and support, and/or snarky hostile comments and email criticizing me for not providing free entertainment for you.

Sin Titulo is returning in February. I have money in the bank to support myself (from my work on Assassin’s Creed: The Fall, on sale now!), I have an impending publishing deal for a print edition, and I have time. In February, Sin Titulo will return, hopefully updated as a daily strip, and will take a couple of months to run until its completion. It will remain free on the web and then, hopefully in late 2011, be available for purchase as a hardcover book.

That’s the news! Happy holidays, everyone!

Hiatus, Part 2

 

Sorry everyone, I thought I could do it but I can’t. I had intended to be free enough to be able to return to working on Sin Titulo by December but the post-Europe rush combined with the impending holidays makes it impossible. I could do a strip this week but there’s zero chance I’d have one for next week or the week after so it makes it sort of pointless to start up again until I can maintain a reasonably steady update schedule.

As frustrating as this might be for you the readers, I promise you it’s more frustrating for me to have the flow of writing interrupted, and while I could try to force myself to rush them out for the sake of having one done every week, that really defeats the purpose of why I started this strip – I wanted to do something personal and creatively satisfying for myself, and cranking them out to meet “deadlines” is the last thing I want to do.

I also promise you that I’m not abandoning the strip – I’ve had significant interest from both domestic and foreign publishers and it’s given me more motivation than ever to finish the story. I just need a little more time to get back into it.

The silver lining is that all of the work that I have been doing for Disney and DC that has kept me from working on Sin Titulo has left me financially stable enough that I’ve decided that once I wrap up Batman & Robin in February, I will start work on Sin Titulo again and work ONLY on that until it is finished. Once I am working on it daily I will probably increase the frequency of the web updates, and my goal is to have the book finished, printed, and on sale by late 2010.

Once again I apologize for this, but it’s really my only option. Thanks to everyone for the support thus far and we’ll be back in February.

Happy holidays to everyone.

-C

Euro Trip

 

I’m literally minutes away from leaving on my month-long trip around Europe with fellow TXers Karl Kerschl and Ramón Pérez – if you are in any of the following cities, please come and visit us!

October 23-25
Festival Internacional de Banda Desenhada na Amadora (FIBDA)
Amadora, Portugal

http://www.amadorabd.com

October 28
Kingpin Books
Lisbon, Portugal

http://kingpinbooks.blogspot.com/

October 31-November 1
Lille Comics Festival
Lille, France

http://www.lillecomicsfestival.com/html/main_UK.html

November 2
Album Librarie
Paris, France

http://www.album.fr/librairies/librairie-album-comics/librairie-album-comics.htm

November 7-8
La Fete De La BD
Andennes, Belgium

http://lagrandeourse.over-blog.com/pages/FETE_DE_LA_BD_2009_ANDENNE-1447954.html

November 11
Alastor Milano Fumetto
Milan, Italy

http://www.promocard.it/locations/show.php?id=7809

November 12
Alastor Novara
Novara, Italy

November 14
Forbidden Planet
Dublin, Ireland

November 16
Comica – ICA Nash Room 7:30pm
London, England

http://www.ica.org.uk/visit

November 19
Orbital Comics
London, England

http://www.orbitalcomics.com/

November 21-22
Thoughtbubble Festival
Leeds, England

http://www.thoughtbubblefestival.com/

Please check with the individual event websites for more information.

Hiatus

 

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Hi everyone, unfortunately I’m having to take a bit of a break from Sin Titulo for the next few weeks – I’ve been snowed under with work on Prince of Persia and Batman & Robin, and I’m about to leave on a signing tour in Europe and the UK very soon. I literally have no free time and so I’m officially suspending Sin Titulo until I get back into a more comfortable schedule in December. Huge apologies, I know I’m leaving this at a suspenseful moment but hopefully that will just provide you with incentive to come back when I start the strip up again.

Thank you very much for your patience and understanding and see you in December!

SDCC

 

Hey there everyone, unfortunately there will be no Sin Titulo this weekend or next, I’m up to my eyeballs in work preparing for the San Diego Comicon next weekend. I will make sure to get the strip up again upon my return!

If you are going to be attending SDCC, you will be able to find me at Splash Page Art (booth #4400) and the following:

1pm-2:20pm
Oni Press, signing with Ray Fawkes
4pm-5pm
Vertigo Comics, signing

Friday, July 24

11:30am-12:30pm
Disney Press: Comics and Graphic Novels (Room 3)- Jordan Mechner, Prince of Persia creator and writer of the upcoming Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time graphic novel, and artists Todd McFarlane (Spawn), Cameron Stewart (Seaguy), Bernard Chang (Wonder Woman), and Tommy Lee Edwards (Daredevil) for a discussion and Q&A session. Plus, get a sneak peek at the upcoming Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time graphic novel, and an advance look at the book’s connections to the secrets within the upcoming Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time movie.

Saturday, July 25

11am-12pm
Vertigo Comics, signing
5:30pm-6:50pm
Oni Press, signing with Ray Fawkes

Sunday, July 26

10am-11:20am
Oni Press, signing
3pm-4pm
Making Webcomics Panel (Room 4)- Join Ron Perazza (Zuda), Kwanza Johnson (Zuda), Kevin Colden (Fishtown, I Rule the Night), Cameron Stewart (Sin Titulo), Molly Crabapple (Backstage, Dr. Sketchys Anti-Art School ) and others for an inclusive, round table discussion about the advantages, challenges, questions, solutions, costs and benefits of making webcomics for fun and profit. Topics include working with a publisher, self-publishing, promoting yourself, best practices, style and moving from web to print (or vice-versa)!

I’m looking forward to the webcomics panel in particular. Hope to see you there!

TCAF

 

Hey everyone, I’m having a blast at the TCAF show in Toronto but unfortunately I won’t be able to put a new page of Sin Titulo up on Sunday. I’ll make sure it’s done by Monday, though. Thanks for your patience!

Webcomics Weekend

 

I just returned from the New England Webcomics Weekend in Northampton, Massachusetts, the first of what will hopefully be a long running annual event.  Apparently it was conceived as a closed social gathering for webcomics creators but rapidly expanded into something much larger and open to artists and fans alike. I think over 650 people were in attendance!  I think that in the future this is going to become a significant comics event so keep your eye on it.

Among those I was fortunate to meet and chat with were Rene Engstrom (Anders Loves Maria), Meredith Gran (Octopus Pie), Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics), Danielle Corsetto (Girls With Slingshots), Angela Melick (Wasted Talent), Dave Kellett (Sheldon), Scott Kurtz (PvP), Jorge Cham (PhD Comics), Kris Straub (Starslip), Chris Hallbeck (The Book of Biff) and many more!  The personal highlight of the weekend for me was sitting in the hotel dining room at breakfast and seeing someone at the next table reading Sin Titulo on his laptop.

If I met you this past weekend at NEWW and you’re reading this, I hope you had a great time at the show and I hope to see you again next year!