I’m glad that you seem to be enjoying Expecting To Fly! I’ve had some really nice emails about it already. Of all the things I’ve worked on, I think this has been the most fun to draw - I hope that shows.
I have a couple of items of business regarding my books. Firstly, Murder She Writes is almost out of print, so if you want Charlotte Grote and Shelley Winters’ team-up (probably my best-selling book ever), grab a copy now from Topatoco or, if you’re in the UK/want it personalised, from my shop.
ALSO: Bad Machinery hardcovers are still available at Topatoco, but they’re getting increasingly thin on the ground. Supplies are scanty so act now!
The Case Of The Modern Men is over! If you want to read it from the start, you can do that here. Bad Machinery is now on a break, probably until the new year. Thanks to everyone who wrote emails or sent tweets to say they enjoyed it.
A few people wrote and asked, “what was the supernatural element of that story”? When I started the the last case, I wanted to downplay that aspect a bit. Maybe King Gary’s scooter was evil and cursed, but maybe it wasn’t. It didn’t really matter to me either way. I’m always more interested in other parts of the story.
After six months of mods v rockers, I’m ready to do other things for a while. I’ve spent a lot of time over the last year or so going back into the histories of long-running characters, and Expecting To Fly is the last part of that. It’s a different kind of story, with a slightly different tone. It runs for ten weeks, up to the start of November. (As always, no prior knowledge of my troublesome back catalogue should be required to enjoy these events.)
Then, according to my lightly pencilled comics itinerary, there’s a new Murder She Writes story in the run-up to Christmas. The only thing I can currently tell you is that it is about space.
After that, Bad Machinery should return. I’ll do my best to keep you busy until then.
Comixology users can now get all three issues of Giant Days on the platform. And I’ve done a big interview about Giant Days with Pipedream Comics to celebrate the firing of these books into the cyber-aether.
I have three new items available from Topatoco, because you requested them. Two t-shirts and a print!
(also available on GOLD tshirts)
I will be taking a week off Bad Machinery next week (July 7th-11th) to go on holiday. I’m sorry. But filling in (from July 4th, and including a big Saturday strip), I’ll have a week of Bobbins featuring the return of a much loved/loathed character. Loved and loathed in equal measure. So get ready for a week of comics that you’ll either enjoy, or hate. I can’t do anything about it now. I’m in France and I’m not looking at the Internet.
If you want to catch up on the pre-amble to the upcoming story, start here.
A note: the RSS feed will not update from July 7th-11th.