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As promised, I want to keep you updated on what I’m working on while the strip is on hiatus. I’ve been getting ready–reading, researching, planning–for the Kickstarter to launch my Odori Park Omnibus, the 5-year anniversary collection of the strip. Part of the preparation is also putting the book itself together. Of course, most of the core content is already complete, but the cover will require new art, and naturally, I want this to be something special. I’ve started sketching out some ideas, and thought I’d share the very first pen-to-paper musings. I’m going to make this a square-bound book, about 10″x10″, if all goes to plan. I did a rough calculation of page count. I’m thinking this could be somewhere between 200 and 300 pages! I like the sound of that :)

Click the thumbnail image to get a closer look at the sketches. I’m going to try and post some sketches about my other 2014 project–the kids’ graphic novel–soon, maybe later this week or at the beginning of next week.


  1. Erik Johnson

    I get the connection between Catbus and Omnibus, but I don’t know that using it would be a wise idea if someone saw the cover and was disappointed by its absence inside. Plus I think the circle drawing of the happy family is much more inviting an illustration.

  2. Chris

    Yeah, I wound up having some of the same thoughts, Erik. It’s fun brainstorming, all the same. :)

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