Gonna be selling these bad boys on N. 2nd St. Philly, November 1st!
Only $3 each!
Get both books autographed for $10!
Hard at work on the third (hopefully final) draft of the script for the new book, and I believe I've figured out a system that's going to work.
After Andy Christ 2: Keeping the Faith wraps up its free site release at the end of November, the site's going to take the holidays off. Don't worry though, there will still be updates, the nature of which I'll get into with you later. Then, I believe, sometime in January, Andy Christ 3: The Void, will start releasing. The Deluxe Edition will not be available right away. Regular MWF update schedule still applies but most pages will be split in half, making them more readable as a webcomic and giving me some more lead time, and the book itself will be split into Part 1 and Part 2. Part 1 ends, some time will pass, there will be other updates, then Part 2 comes out WITH the Deluxe Edition and a new bonus comic.
In an ideal world, I'd have a new book for you every three months, but as I've said many times before, I get two full days a week to work on this. The other five, I'm at work, and I'm lucky to get a few hours of Andy Christ in a night.
But if things go according to plan... Updates should be far more substantial and frequent in the future.
Till then, guys. Enjoy the rest of Episode 2. The ending is a doozy.
Most comics you'll buy at the store clock in at 24 pages with ads if you're lucky. I always feel like mainstream comics take forever to get their stories moving and I think that's why. Both Andy Christ books have come out to 32 pages each. I was thinking I could bring Book 3 down to 28, maybe? It felt like a leaner story to me. But no, the script is at 26 and counting. Today, I'll hit 32 and beyond and have to start cutting things.
I guess Andy Christ books run long because I want them to be relatively self-contained in terms of structure. If I needed to, I'm sure I could figure out where all the act breaks would go.
It's a little discouraging. I probably work a lot harder than I have to. That's EIGHT more pages I have to draw than most comic artists. I just don't want to compromise. I don't want to rip stories in half and say "Come back in three months!" That's a cheat. And I want to give you value for your dollar.
In writing Andy Christ 3: The Void, I spent twenty minutes researching what Jehovah's Witnesses believe and then I made a list of people I hate. You'll see.
Team A shuts down entire government, blames it on Team B for "allowing it to happen." As in, like, "It's your fault because you made me do it."
Like an abusive husband.
Rather than Team A being universally and justly ridiculed, Team A's constituents (some of them MISSING PAYCHECKS over Team A's actions) actually buy into the logic and are currently angry with Team B for letting Team A fuck them over.
Not unlike abused wives.
I gave up on idealism a long time ago and I'm trying to transition my apathy into a sort of Carlin-esque detached amusement. I dunno if this hurts or helps. It's objectively hilarious, but in a "dead baby joke" kinda way.
Not sure when Episode 3 will be released but I can tell you that it will be called "The Void," I'm halfway through the rough treatment, and it's going to reveal a lot of background about Andy and the unique world he lives in. And I think it's going to be really funny.
I should hopefully be finalizing things with my printer today or tomorrow. Those of you who paid enough to get prints, just wanted to let you know I haven't forgotten about you. Here's an old sketch of Andy eating cereal.
Tonight at midnight, the free book promotion ends. You will still be able to read Andy Christ's first book here on the site but if you don't grab the Deluxe Edition PDF, you're gonna miss out on the exclusive bonus comic, "Slushy the Snowman." Here's a preview:
In addition to the adorably existential Slushy the Snowman, the PDF comes with artist commentary and character pinups. All of this is FREE until midnight tonight and the file is yours to keep forever. And if you enjoy the book, consider throwing a little spare change at Book 2. You won't have to wait to see what happens next on the site, you'll get loads of exclusive bonus material, and you'll be helping to support an indie artist. Me. I'm the indie artist.
I hope you guys take advantage of this deal. I honestly wish I could hand books out for free all the damn time.
This guy introduced me to Boards of Canada (which has turned out to be great freaky background noise to make books to), explains quantum physics, reviews Gayniggers from Outer Space, and is also right about pretty much everything.
Oh, but don't delete your Facebook. I whore my books to you there.
No, but seriously, FuckYourBlog.com, guys. Funny shit.