Happy Decennial to my first comic.
Once more, I want to offer my sincerest thanks to everyone who's ever read the series, stopped by to visit at a convention, or even paid money for something I made. Rock of Pages has been an incredibly rewarding experience and this last one goes out to everyone who's taken some part of this ride with me.
So from here, there are just a few things I'm working on to finish up. I'm currently re-lettering all of the issues I originally did by hand so everything's consistent. Then I'll be designing the cover, title page, and other miscelanious pages for the collected print edition. Hopefully at some point this year I'll have a complete graphic novel at stores near you! And I should get around to redesigning this site one of these days. Be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook for my progress reports and convention schedule.
Thanks again for reading everybody, and I'll see you in the funny pages!
WARNING: This issue has classy nudity, so make sure you're someplace where you won't get fired if someone sees you reading it! If the coast is clear, check out the new issue, Artist Statement, and be sure to read up on all your favorite Rock of Pages while you're here.
I've had the final two issues mostly planned out for quite some time now. But this one went through more than a few changes as it became time to actually work on it, which is only fitting. I've written a number of artist statements over the years that usually subvert the assignment in some way or another. So here's my "professional artist" attempt in comic book form, whatever that means. But hey, it has boobs, so everybody wins.
Up next: THE END???
Looks like I'm back on some kind of reasonable schedule here! You guys should check out the next issue, Brothers, and catch up on all the Rock of Pages that's online so far. I think of this issue as a quick pop single to follow up the epic Fred Lactus ballad, both for my own sanity in creating the darn thing, and to sort of cleanse the reader's pallette before moving on.
Those of you who have seen me in the convention circuit know that I'm always accompanied by my brother and great artist Nate Xopher. I've toyed around with introducing our dynamic into the series but it never quite fit until now. Also, when we last saw cartoon Lee, he was some type of cosmic extra-dimensional space baby with the potential to grow up to be a hairy art major. So has the universe looped around again, giving him another chance at life? Or is this just a further example of the fractured timeline whose ripples are still causing temporal distortions? I don't know, ask your mom.
At long last, the exciting conclusion to the Saga of Fred Lactus is here!
I've been working on this issue for over a year now and Fred has been a part of my life for much longer than that. It's tremendously rewarding to be able to complete the multi-part story I started years ago. A big thanks goes out to all the fans who have followed the story for as long as it's taken to reach the end.
So, I may be finished with Fred Lactus, but Rock of Pages is not over yet. I've got three more issues planned before wrapping the series, so stay tuned! Also, I think I've officially outgrown leexopher.com 3.0, so a redesign is in the near future.
I think I'm going to go take a nap first.