3:00 AM

It’s 3:00 am and I’m taking a short break to post this.  Amulet 2 production continues at a steady clip, but I’m realizing, as usual, that I’m not moving fast enough to hit my deadlines.  With Comic-Con already here, I’m juggling convention booth preparations, hotel reservations, and transportation for a big group of people, and I’m having to find some time somewhere in there to do 6-10 pages of thumbnails a day.  If it didn’t take so much thinking, I could be blazing along happily!  Heheh.  Unfortunately, story writing is like intense brain gymnastics, and this book is kicking my butt.  It’s also looking to clock in at over 200 pages (while still feeling too compressed).

This week, we’ll be heading down to the San Diego Comic-Con, where Flight 5 will debut.  It will also be in stores one day ahead of the event.  You can also pre-order from Amazon.  I shipped 600 copies of the book to San Diego, so we’ll have plenty on hand, and we’ll have a giant mob of Flight artists there to sign copies.  At the booth, we’ll also have copies of Amulet, new Flight 5 posters, and a few new books from other Flight artists, including Michel Gagné (who will be signing at our booth at 1-3pm Saturday) and JP Ahonen (who is flying in from Finland!).  Gallery Nucleus and Out of Picture will be joining us again this year in massive booth #1228.

Here’s a preview of Flight 5.  Okay, back to work…or sleep…