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Whoo boy, is that ever a daunting title.
What’s in the works for the year of the dragon?

  • More comics, for sure. Hopefully you’re all enjoying them!
  • I’m thinking about adding color, although I’m time-pressed as it is, and wondering how to pull it off.
  • I’ve toyed with the idea to do a mini podcast (pod-ette?) or video blog-ette (baguette?). Something low impact but high on fun.
  • I swear to all that is holy I WILL get prints up for sale. I think I said they’d be on tap a year ago, but what’s a little year between friends?
  • Another book is definitely on my agenda (and I’m all ears to thoughts and requests).
  • I hope to get my public game face on and do a couple more shows this year. SPX is highest on the list of likelihoods right now, and at the very least, I’m hoping to attend TCAF, if not exhibit there. I’ve heard good things about ConnectiCon for webcomickers, so my feelers are out there, too. I don’t want to overdo the show thing–they can be fun, so it’s easy to overextend–but if you have suggestions, I’d love to hear them! (Maybe some non-comic book, art, or cultural events I’m unaware of?)
  • Naturally, I aim to spread the word about Odori Park farther and wider. (Please share the love!)
  • It wouldn’t hurt me to get a little faster on the draw, too (and thus, secure a little more sleep!)

Any thoughts about what you’re planning for the new year, or what you think would be fun for O.P.?

No time to waste! Nose to the grindstone. Pip, pip! がんばろう!

PS: Don’t forget, the Comic Creators for Freedom awesome wallpaper donation drive starts on Monday, Jan. 9th!

I’ve thought for ages about getting some t-shirts, mugs, or other goodies out there for you to enjoy. Maybe it’s time. I’ve been thinking about creating some shirts to start, perhaps based on one of these two comics:

Big Day (”World’s Most Adequate Slacker”)
Utility (Japanese is hard…)

Please let me know:
   which of these you think is best (or both),
   if you think another strip would make a great shirt, and
   if you think you’d buy a shirt if I made some. :)

Thanks in advance! Can’t wait to hear what you think.
Drop me a line via the Contact page.

On Monday, April 7th, I’ll be launching my Kickstarter campaign to fund the printing of a brand new book: The Odori Park Omnibus, which will collect all five years of my comic strip in a handsome volume, suitable for giggling, chuckling, and possibly guffawing over. At least, that’s the intent. I’ll need some folks to pledge some money to the campaign, though, and in exchange, get a copy of the new book, and/or any of a number of other cool rewards you can pick.

The key to a successful Kickstarter run, as I understand it, is a nice big kick-off, so I want to spread the word about Monday’s launch as far and as wide as possible over the next couple days. If you’re a reader of Odori Park, and you know somebody else who would enjoy my brand of sincere, multi-cultural, geeky comedy, please spread the word about the campaign. I’ll have a link to post on Monday, but in the meantime, you can send them here, with my gratitude!

I plan on debuting the book—assuming all goes to plan with printing—at the Maine Comics Arts Festival on May 18th. If you’re planning to attend, and you back the Kickstarter, you may very well wind up being one of the first to get their hands on the Omnibus. And that would make me all kinds of happy—there’s very little I like better about Odori Park than thinking there are other people out there who enjoy it, too.

Thanks in advance, guys!

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