I just got the e-mail that Chaos Campus: Sorority Girls vs. Zombies #11 has just been added to the online store!  This issue makes me happy on so many levels… it’s our second issue in the double digits (we’ve finally met and crossed that threshold!!!).  It’s the second time team Thompson, Baal, Baal, and Bedwell have collaborated on a Chaos Campus issue (the first time was the legendary Chaos Campus #6).

But the biggest factor?  The series crossing over into Dan Schaffer‘s Dogwitch universe!  What can I say about Dan and his works that haven’t already said by more focused and well-spoken individuals?!  The guy is a class act, talented, and one of the coolest guys you’ll ever meet.  And the Dogwitch series?  I had pretty much given up reading comics, but for a few years it was just Dogwitch and Strangers In Paradise that kept me coming to the comic store on a regular basis.

Though the Dogwitch series ended with #18, the characters live on and I wanted more!  I proposed the crossover idea to him, and he was game!  I did the script, he loved it.  Showed him the art as it progressed, and he dug those, too.  A great time had by all!  🙂

And now, here it is… all that love and work finally paid off!

I’m waiting for my printer contact to jump on IM. I just talked to my Diamond rep and though the pre-orders for Chaos Campus were good, they weren’t phenomenal to the point where we could do some other options. The Wowio thing really messed up the plan for the three one-shots. If my printer and I can’t come up with something we’ll just have to cancel the two issues solicited and re-solicit as a 96-page graphic novel. On one hand I’d hate to have to do that to the retailers and fans who took the time to pre-order. On the other hand, a majority will probably understand… plus I hate single comics and would rather have a nice graphic novel anyway. Getting pre-orders would be a bit tougher, though.

A definite bind, but not something that can’t be worked out. It seems I’m out of the apathetic mind state and ready to fight these impossible odds once again.

The first Chaos Campus one-shot is in today’s Diamond Previews… page 200. On one hand I’m excited… I’ve been waiting for my return to the Previews catalogue, especially being something I’m completely proud of. On the other hand that excitement is tempered greatly by the burden that the issue isn’t finished… I’m still waiting for a fourth of the issue’s inks, I need a new colorist for half of the issue, and the dialogue to the second half isn’t as great to me as it should be. Also I still have to work almost every waking hour to make sure I have money for the print run, but I also have to find time to promote the book so I can have enough pre-orders to have something to print in the first place (catch-22).

If that wasn’t enough stress there’s BSR, Lethal, the next CC one-shot, and other projects.

@_@

P.S. I was going to give an attempt to write about SDCC. It’s not gonna happen just yet. So much I gotta do. 🙁

Hell, I haven’t even had time to upload the few pictures I took yet. @_@

DARK HORRORS ANTHOLOGY VOL 2 GN (MR)
Diamond Order Code is AUG07 3375
Suggested Retail Price: $9.95

Gerrin Tramis — The Last Job
Ed Quimby — Time Lost Land; “Heather”
Phil McClorey — Scottish Pride
Jason Whiton –Farewells
Eve Grandt — I Dare You
Bart A. Thompson — Love Sprouts & Identity
Dan Fleming — Ticking Away
Michelle and Kelly Everaert — Prize Catch; “Mermaid”
Martin Fisher — Any Cost for Life
Miguel Caceres — Dark Side of Theo Wunderlich
Dave Collins — Blood Harvest
Scott O. Brown — Whale Song
Egg Embry — Ghost Train
Robert Tinnell — Reunion
Robert Parizek — Blood Stain
Jonathan Baylis & David Beyer Jr — In the Head, Please

Just got the official word that two of my short horror stories will be in Arcana’s Dark Horrors 2 anthology: “Love Sprouts” and “Identity.” The planned release date is Oct.

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