2012 Update: Oakland! Etc.

Sat 2/25/2012

As predicted, this has been a very busy semester for me so far. Since I'm almost half way through, I thought I would quickly post a few updates:

1) Claire and I have decided that we will be moving to Oakland, California! There are a few toy companies in the bay area that Claire is interested in, it's relatively close to both our families, we both have friends there, etc. etc. etc. Anyway, it feels good to finally know WHERE we are heading. The plan is to move at the end of this school year. I'll be back in WRJ again for a good portion of the summer to help out with the CCS Summer Workshops, but come mid-August that will be our home for the foreseeable future.

2) After even MORE hemming and hawing, I decided at the very last minute to NOT apply for the last Xeric grant. I won't go into all the details, but basically after researching everything, I realized it would not be feasible to self-publish the book the way I want it to be made. Instead, I am now going to attempt to get Basewood traditionally published. For now, that means staying focused on the French edition, which is due out later this year. I am working with the gang at L'employé du Moi on the book design, a suitable cover image and dozens of much-needed art corrections. Once I have that all sorted out I can try to figure things out on this side of the Atlantic.

3) On the scripting front, I finished my third draft of the Isle of Elsi story. It only needs one more round of corrections before it will be ready to draw, which I should be able to get done by the end of the semester. I also finished the script for the first part of my big Weezer story. So I'll have a nice big stack of stuff to dive into and draw this summer.

Okay, that's it for now. I'll do my best to post again if anything important pops up. Otherwise, I'll get this blog back on track this summer.

2 comments on this entry

Wow! oakland!! That'll be awesome!!!

I'm glad to read you'll be around for the workshops though! congrats!

beth Feb26

I grew up there. You're a lucky lucky man Alec. San Francisco is the greatest city in the world.

Jason Renzi Feb27

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