The New Year

Amulet 6 roughs

The first month of 2013 has proven to be a very busy and productive time here at the studio. We have several new, exciting projects in the works, including Amulet Volume 6, a book that is only finally starting to take shape after many rough drafts. Over the years, I learned to accept that the writing process is a bit like aging wine or kneading bread. It takes time and patience to get the best results. As an author, I know these books will likely (in a best case scenario) be with me for a very long time, so I work hard to make sure the books deliver a very memorable reading experience upon publication. And if I do my job correctly, you will want to read the books more than once.

I’m still physically recovering from my illness last summer, and I thank everyone for their concerns and well-wishes. Despite this, we’re back to our regular crazy schedule here, and I feel like I’m currently producing what I believe is my best work. Strangely enough, I think my drawing skills have noticeably improved, or my illness has jolted me awake. Either way, I am happy with the results and with the fact that I’m still improving as I grow older.

Here’s to what I hope is a great 2013. Thanks for supporting us through the years, and we will work hard to continue producing the best stories and art we possibly can. For more regular updates, I recommend checking my twitter @boltcity. Okay, time to get back to work!