WOW! This morning Isle of Elsi won the 2019 NCS Divisional Award for Best Online Comic (Long Form). Thank you to the National Cartoonists Society for this honor, and to all of my readers young and old!
I’m pleased to announce that the next Isle of Elsi story, “Liz Tekcar in The Contested Contest” will begin posting on September 3rd, 2020! Thanks for your patience while I wrote and revised this story (it went through three drafts!).
While you’re waiting for new comics, you can check out this “Draw a Dragon” video that I created for A2CAF 2020.
I was supposed to be a special guest at A2CAF in June, where I would have led this activity in person with real kids. Since the event was canceled because of the global pandemic, I instead recorded a video version, which was paid for by the Ann Arbor District Library. I hope to make it back to A2CAF in future years!
Okay, I better get back to the drawing board – I’m trying to build up a little buffer of finished pages before I get back into the swing of my weekly posting schedule. See you in September!
Last week the fourth Isle of Elsi story, Sally Sanders in The Egalliv Examiner, finished up! You can read all 106 pages of it online for free (here’s a link to the first page).
Unfortunately, because of the way the global COVID-19 pandemic has effected my work-life balance, I do not have the fifth Isle of Elsi story ready to post, despite my best efforts. I am going to take a brief hiatus so that I can finish writing the story, gather feedback, make edits and begin drawing it. I hope to begin posting new pages again some time in July. I’ll keep you updated here if that timeline changes.
I also forgot to previously mention that Isle of Elsi has been nominated for best Online Comics – Long Form by the National Cartoonists Society for the 2019 NCS Divisional Awards. The in-person Rueben Award ceremony has been canceled this year, but I understand there will be some sort of virtual ceremony, and the winners should be announced later this month. Wish me luck!
I found out today that Isle of Elsi has been nominated for the 2019 Ignatz Awards in the Oustanding Online Comic category!!?! It is a huge honor to be nominated, especially with so many other great cartoonists recognized in the category.
Sadly, I will not be able to attend SPX this year, but if you will be there on Saturday September 14th, please consider voting for Isle of Elsi.
You can read the nominated story right here for FREE!
The Isle of Elsi Book One Kickstarter successfully funded! Thanks to the 288 backers who made this possible, and to all the folks who helped us spread the word about the campaign.
If everything goes according to plan, the book should be available to order in the fall of 2019. Check the store page for more information about the book!