Posted by Ben in Some Other Things on January 7th 2009 @ 10:24pm GMT
JjAR is back from vacation, which means Issue #5 will resume on Tuesday January 13th. Whoo!

On a slightly more wobbly note, I found out this week that I am being laid off from my job at Disney. I had been planning on leaving in February once I'd learnt how to drive (my first lessons are next week) but it looks as though that decision has been made for me, and a little sooner than I'd planned. Rather than try to jump back into yet another unfulfilling desk job, I will instead use the time I have this year to focus on building a career as a writer and an actor. Hopefully this will do well, at least well enough to ensure I don't starve to death on the streets of Los Angeles!

The first Jump Leads book is all but finished - the cover needs to be finalised which I can't do while my copy of InDesign CS3 has decided to stop working. I'm very fortunate to have a friend with contacts within Adobe so the problem will be resolved fairly soon, but I'd like to have the book out before Wonder-Con. Frankly, I've missed far too many of my personally-set deadlines because of this computer problem.

This year is going to be a big year - both for me personally, and for us on the Jump Leads team - and I can't wait to see what else it's going to throw our way. I hope you'll stick around for the ride. Smiley

Posted by Joanna on January 9th 2009 @ 5:51pm GMT
Yay! New pages! And I am so, so sorry to hear about your job. I've been laid off and searching for a new job for more than a month now, myself, and it's not easy. But hang in there! I'm sure you'll find something. :-) *hugs*

Posted by PlantPerson on January 13th 2009 @ 9:16pm GMT
So what's in the upcoming book? Only issues 1 & 2, or is 3 in there as well?

Posted by Ben on January 14th 2009 @ 1:17am GMT
It's issues 1, 2, and some never-before-seen character and conceptual art, including pencils/inks of both issue covers and pages from the issues themselves.

I'd wanted to include issue 3 but I can't include it and keep the book at a reasonable cost - it's full colour, you know!

Posted by Michelle Osorio on January 18th 2009 @ 3:14am GMT
Starving on the streets? A bit dramatic? Boy, you know we got yo back! Smiley

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