Friday, December 10, 2010

Why I've been away

As you can see, recently my contributions to this blog have been slim pickings. Also, Guns of Shadow Valley fans are aware that the webcomic has slowed it's production rate. This is because I've had to devote my time to a new gig at one of the bigger publishers. I've been pretty tight lipped about it publicly, but I've been given permission to reveal a few things about it from the publisher. For the last 6 weeks or so I've been drawing and inking pages for a three issue miniseries for IDW, called That Hell-bound Train. It's penned by Joe and John Lansdale and is being colored by Alfredo Rodríguez. It will be solicited some time in March for a May 2011 release. I'll be giving out more details when the time comes, so look out for that. So far, I'm having an immensely fun time working on these pages. It's a great story with lots of cool imagery. I'm also pleased that I'm able to keep up the production schedule, which is always one of my greatest worries. This is my first work for a larger comic book publisher, and I'm incredibly thrilled about it. I view this as a chance to prove myself and I hope that it will lead to more work down the line.

Come next year, as I close out this project, you'll see more sketch posts from me again. Especially as the 2011 convention season warms up. I'm very grateful for everyone who follows this blog, or just stops in once in a while, as well as all the great fans of my webcomic The Guns of Shadow Valley. Have no fear, my pace on these may have slowed, but they are not going away. I appreciate your patience and I hope you all check out That Hell-bound Train when it hits the shelves. Don't worry, I'll remind you again. And again.

10 comments:

AB said...

Congratulations, Dave! A well deserved shot at the bigs!

mario said...

awesome, Dave. Congrats! Looking forward to it! Well deserved.

Pat Loika said...

Congratulations, my friend. It's been a long time coming. Truly well deserved!

Jay Potts said...

Congratulations! I've been curious about what the gig is. It sounds like this definitely plays to your strengths. A well-deserved opportunity from a great publisher. Between this,Darwyn Cooke's Parker adaptations, and their "Rip Kirby" and "Secret Agent X-9" compilations, IDW's getting the bulk of my comics budget next year.

- JEP

Jim Clark said...

Nobody deserves it more than you, amigo.

El Dave said...

That's excellent news! Congratulations, Dave!

Bill said...

Awesome! Congrats!

citizenDave said...

Thanks, guys! I appreciate the support.

Amber Love said...

I still expect an exclusive interview. No going to Newsarama or CBR first! You come to me, dammit!

Craig Zablo said...

BIG CONGRATS! As everyone else is saying, well deserved and about time!

When you can release some art and more info, those of us will blogs will help you promote it!