Comic/Book Update

My wife and I have spent the last 72 hours furiously editing, correcting, rewriting and redrawing text and images for The Book (AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER NOW!). We’ve gotten an average of 3 hours of sleep a night for the past 3 nights, and hijinks-ensue-godspeed-you-fancy-bastard-book-300x300are each completely out of brain juice. Owning a 2 year old human that demands constant entertainment has further exacerbated this issue. The good news is the book files will leave my hard drive tonight and travel deep into the Canadian wilderness where enchanted moose and elk will gnaw the pages out of oak trees.

What I’m trying to say is THE BOOK IS FINALLY DONE! I am sending TransCon the files in a few hours, and it is such a freaking relief.

If all goes to plan (and it won’t), the books will be in my hands just before I leave for Baltimore Comic-Con on October, 8th (so hopefully I will have them at the con). They should start shipping as soon as I get back.

The stress of completing the book, coupled with my recent crippling back pain has made comic updates rather spotty for the past 2 weeks. For that I apologize and want to extend my deepest thanks to all of you for not giving me a hard time about it. This is my first book, and it’s been an incredibly difficult project. Now that it’s done I feel like things in the HEniverse can get back to normal.

There will be a new comic on Wednesday (9.9-09), and the normal M-W-F schedule will resume there after.

I can’t wait for you guys to see this book. I’m extraordinarily proud of it and I think you’re all really going to enjoy it.

~GYFB, Joel

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19 Comments

  1. Congrats! I'm so excited to see the final product, especially with all the Fancy Bastard Edition shit included. I feel like a proud father, since I've been reading your comic for so long. Like we had cyber sex and produced a book baby. Okay, that's weird and I should stop saying things now.

    How are the sketches going? I still want to know some of the weirdest shit you had to draw, and if there was anything that crossed the lines. Actually, that would be a great comic!

  2. My hat's off to you and your wife. I know that rush-to-deadline-zombieomfg feeling well, and the intense relief that comes from finishing, shortly before you drop into a coma for the next two days straight and wake up like you have a hangover. Congrats, and I can't wait to see it in the flesh! Book-flesh, or something.

  3. I definitely appreciate all the hard work because I know the book is gonna be phenomenal. The anticipation of the book arriving is going to kill me. I'll probably spend the rest of the day reading after it arrives, reliving the past of Hijinks Ensue.

    I also hope to see you at the Baltimore Comic-Con, it's the main reason I'm going really.

  4. congrats on the book being done! i cant wait to see it!

    i agree with mutant enemy, you are the sole purpose for me going to the B'more CC. Can't wait to see you, and hopefully other FB's there!

    Any chance for arrangements of book pick up at the con? if it's too much hassle, i can just watch the mailbox…

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