After taking a couple of days last week to recover from the realization I’d just finished a major, major project, I’m back to the studio to get this book ready for press. I spent part of the week doing some coloring and tweaking of artwork to prep for the cover design, and I’m narrowing in on one for the front and back. Still working on the text for it, but I’ll post it once it’s edit. While I wait for some feedback, I’ve started in on proofreading the story and identifying stuff that needs to be touched-up or edited for the final. Most of it’s minor, but I’ve realized most of the lettering needs some kerning fixes, so I’ll be spending a day or so copy/pasting to and from Illustrator. I also need to write up the first draft of the footnotes for the book, and I may do that before hitting the touchups.
However, before I get going on that in earnest, I need to prepare for Anime USA this weekend. It’s my last out of town show this year, and I hope to see some of you there.
Finally, we’re getting down to the last bit of the Pre-Order project — less than $500 to go! You guys are awesome, and thanks to everyone who’s helped out so far, but I know we can finish this out in style. Thanks for all you help!