One of my favorite fans, Dystop, commented about FDTN and this is what he said:
Hey Michael, I know you’re not currently updating the comic but you should still spread the word about book 1 and the webcomic. Post on some messageboards/forums and create a facebook-fangroup or something. I try to mention it on various sites and such, ofcourse.
Maybe you could post another secret document or something to let people know that FDTN is still very much an ongoing project?
He brings up a good point in that I have been silent awhile. But I thought I would address some things. I have actually been spreading the word about FDTN in a few places and we do have Facebook link on the right —–>>
The disheartening thing is that FDTN just has not had much of any real success as a book or webcomic. It’s a project that I have worked on for four years and it’s fan base is the same size today as it was years ago. Just is what it is. I have promoted it and done what I could to get the word out, but it’s not yielded too much in the results. That may sound unfair all together, but it is the truth and something I have had to spend a lot of time pondering on. I often tell myself that if FDTN was a TV show it would have been canceled the first season. But I make FDTN for myself primarily so I kept working on it. And I plan to continue work on, but I am trying to work on a project I hope will yield stronger results in helping to get a book published.
Time has become more a luxury than a normalcy lately with work and family and there’s just not enough time to juggle the two projects evenly. I want to start updating FDTN real soon, but I have to figure out how I am going to do that and when. Believe me when I say that the second book has me really excited. But so does Kevin and the Light of Destiny and that’s taken the majority of my focus as I am pursuing representation for that book and trying to start a charity around it and getting two issues done in time for my first comic convention next year.
So, I hope that answers some things. I wish I had all of the free time in the world to do this book, but I don’t. I dunno, maybe we just go to one update a month or something… But that feels a bit of a waste when you know how big all of this is going to be.
This is me poking my head in and saying, I’m thinking about all of this and still wanting to get out there with the project. We’ll see when I can though.
Well, it’s finally available! From Death Til Now book 1 is available for purchase through Indy Planet. I got my final proof copy in and it looked great so I feel good about offering it up to you all.
Now you may be asking, “why buy a book I can read, or have read online?” To you I say: Great question! Here’s why! I’ve loaded the thing with special content. Not only do you get all 152 pages of the first book, but you also get:
2 Brand New Exclusive Government Documents!
6 Pinup Drawings By Some Of My Favorite Artists
A 5 Page Process Diary
A Completely Redrawn and Rendered Opening 4 Pages
An Inside Look At My Very First FDTN Drawings
And A Special Forward By Josh Ulrich
And all of this for only $10+Shipping And Handling! Huzzah I say! But the biggest reason I can think of is much like Grinch’s heart on Christmas, the warmth and love I’ll feel knowing you purchased this here book, will make my heart grow infinity sizes. And friends you can’t put money on making people’s hearts grow bigger
I sincerely hope you’ll pick one up! And thank you for reading. I hope we get back to updates here really soon!
Well, I figured I better let the cat out of the bag. A lot has happened in the span of the last two weeks and my life has taken a turn from the busy to the very busy. I recently agreed to take part in some charity events around town, am about to start work on a few new commissions and may even be starting graduate school in the next month. Trying to keep all of the plates spinning has been hard. Between all of that, and making two comics, one of the plates had to fall. FDTN was it.
From Death Til Now has long been a personal project of mine that I’ve had to fit in with a lot of other things and usually things are tame enough to do it, but this time I think I need to take a break until things even out. I don’t know how long that will be. I’m hoping just a month or two, but I have no idea. I do plan to keep writing and penciling the book as much as possible. Which will hopefully help me to get it out without many delays once things tide over.
The print version of the first book should be available online to buy really really soon, like next week soon. I encourage all of you who have read the book over the last three years, if you enjoyed to please pick up a copy. It would mean a lot to me and I’ve tried to keep it as reasonably priced as possible (at $10).
I want to make it known that this doesn’t mean the end of FDTN, just a break. Kevin and the Light of Destiny is continuing on, largely because I have a lot of it written and plotted out, so I can more quickly move through it. And because I have a few things in the publishing world I’m working on with it. Please come by and visit there and I do hope I’ll be back soon. I appreciate your understanding. Trust me I don’t want to break where we’re at right now either! This scene was gonna be the jam Thank you again. All of you are awesome.