Friday, November 4, 2016

TransCat Issue 8: The Impending Release!

So today I finished putting all the final touches on Issue 8 of TransCat. It looks beautiful, I cannot wait.
There is a problem, however, as you know. No convention appearances scheduled for at least 9 months, maybe even a year. Who knows?
So I'm looking at ways to release this in a way that would still receive a wide audience, and I've come up with some ideas.
Number one: I'm gonna release it page-by-page on Patreon. Starting next week I'm gonna release it a page a day on that platform as a subscribers only feature. So if you wanna get your TransCat Issue 8 on as early as possible, there's how yer gonna do it!
Number two: this one is a bit of a longshot but I'm gonna TRY and get a print version of it made before December so it will be available in the Shop if you wanna buy it as a present for anyone, or yourself tbh. Really though, think of it as a present for me! I need the cash!
Number three: If for whatever reason I can't get my shit together in a month, I'll be making one appearance in 2017 at the Charles Schultz museum in April. I couldn't think of a better time to debut a book.
Number four, if all else fails, the book will still at least be available in digital form on Patreon, and I can make my print edition available when my hiatus is over, or as soon as I can so that Northwest Press and Prism Comics can still carry me.
so these are my plans. Please keep an eye on Patreon. The uploading will start very soon.
If you aren't a subscriber already, please feel free to do so at any time. There's already tons of goodies up there for you to browse as a subscriber, and this won't be far behind.

So what do you think of this cover, huh?
This is the first cover I've ever done entirely on my own. I usually have a guest colourist come in and fill in my line work, but since I can't really afford to hire anyone at the moment, I figured I'd take it on myself to make a TransCat cover with a more minimalist approach. All of this was done with watercolour markers, a medium I cut my teeth on back when I first decided that cartooning might have been my calling. Anyone who was around for the earliest days of Parasomnia Comics probably remembers my extremely liberal use of watercolour in Blood Will Tell. This feels like the first time I've used them since then, or at least since some of the early Dave the Punk Rock Cat stories.
I like it, I think it turned out okay for something that I did all by myself. I thrive mainly in black and white, as you know, but once in awhile, I can make something that's black and white look not black and white, so that's a strength, mos def.

In the mean time, I need to wrap this up. The additional job I got to help out my family begins outrageously early in the morning, so I need all the shut-eye I can get.

Remember, keep an eye on that Patreon!

Monday, October 17, 2016

End of the Con Season: Beginning of Hiatus

So! This is it! Everything that is TransCat now fits inside this box and this backpack, and here it will stay, ...until the time is right.

The last month of TransCat has been a whirlwind, a rapid fire of convention appearances and a roller coaster of emotional highs and lows. I have been working like hell to try and get issue 8 finished for at least ONE of these conventions, but it just was not to be. This is easily the most elaborate and complicated TransCat issue I've ever attempted, and also the longest in terms of actual page-count. I also had the misfortune of having my main inking pens crap out on me about a quarter of the way in, and THEN I left me new pens at home while I was away for a weekend, so basically no work got done. There has also been a number of changes to my job recently so the time I actually get to work on this stuff everyday has been cut on half as it is. So UGH! THAT'S a whole big thing. but the good news is is that just because i'm on hiatus doesn't mean I'm giving up! Issue 8 IS coming out! I will make certain it happens, even if there will be no conventions to support it. I'll make it happen.

Let's talk about these last three cons though. Gaymer X 4, Santa Rosa Toy & Comic Show and Alternative Press Expo.

Gaymer X was so good that I do not exaggerate even a little bit when I say it hurt to leave.
It was an unusual con for me for a couple reasons. I arrived by myself, which is an oddity in itself. I almost always have someone with me when I go to cons, but this time I arrived solo. The other thing that was really strange was that we weren't the only con there. The first two days was just Gaymer X but the last day was Gaymer X and like, a bunch of people coming in from out of town for a football game? I forget who was playing but there were a LOT of fans! A massive contrast to the queer themed gaming convention.
I ALSO left by myself, which was incredibly bittersweet, but mostly i was just dead tired and wanted to go home.
The other thing that made this con particularly noteworthy is that it took place at the convention center that my very first ever convention took place in. The Santa Clara convention Center, site of Fanime 2001, where I got my beak wet for the first time ever. Needless to say, memories came flooding back. Not a lot had a changed and it really was like going back in time. A lotta games and a lotta gays. that's the convention life for me. It was also nostalgic because for the first time in awhile, I shared a hotel room with about a dozen friends, all crammed in, sleeping a couple to a bed, sprawled out on the floor. we were a bathtub sleeper away form having a packed house. It was amazing.
But like I said, it really and truly hurt to leave. Gaymer X is such an atmosphere of positivity and acceptance and it hits you like a cold bucket of water when you realize that when it's over, you have to go back out in the "real world" again where not everyone is a geek and some people are still really homophobic or transantagonistic.

The next show, Santa Rosa Toy and Comic Show started out very rough but wound up being a good show.
First off, I was lucky enough to have a partner with me this time, despite the fact I've never been to a show in Santa Rosa, let alone Santa Rosa itself. Thankfully, Danielle, my rock, agreed to come with me. Picking her up from Sac was a bit of a detour, but well worth it. She's been hyping for me since before TransCat was even a thing and she's one of the best in the business.
When we first arrived, we had some trouble with parking. The convention hall did not have a great big parking lot, and by the time we hard found a place to park and gotten loaded in, we found out that we needed a parking pass... and the pass was for another lot that was like, down the road and across the street =_=. And if that wasn't hassle enough, when we tried to load in and set up, they didn't have any record of my table. I was about to dig the receipt for the order outta my email, but thankfully some quick strings were pulled and I was taken to a table someone else wasn't gonna show up for. Not exactly the most elegant solution, but it worked, so who am I to complain? I also had the incredible fortune to sit next to an old friend and fellow artist, Age Scott. A guy i met way back, I can't remember when, but I hadn't really seen at a con in years. He is mostly East Bay and I'm mostly South Bay, and our paths don't cross as much as I wish, but it was nice to catch up with him and see what he's been doin' and all the new art he's produced.
I also got the new Scarlet witch action figure from Civil War, so that's pretty rad! :D

The last, and FINAL con of the season was Alternative Press Expo! This is a con I would somewhat call myself a veteran of. I've been attending it (off and on admittedly) for the last eight years. I got the opportunity to do another talk, courtesy of Nina and Laura of the Cartoon Art Museum (Thanks!) and got to browse a plethora of new and super interesting bay area artists. I had a rant about APE last year which you can read in it's entirety HERE, but for those who don't wanna jump to a whole different, long-ass blog post, let me restate the short version of my thoughts here, because they apply as much this year as they did last year.Moving the con to San Jose makes everything easier for the artists, but it just does NOT have the same atmosphere, or even get a fraction of the exposure that it did in San Francisco. now anyone who knows me knows that I hate that city, I HATE it. There are very few things in this world that will make me ever want to go there... but Alternative Press is one of those things. When APE was in SF is felt like a juggernaut. It was crowded, it was like a social event. It was in a hellish city, but a city full of people who were either indie artists, wanted to be one, or just really dug the indie art scene. I would be hard pressed to really say San Jose even has an indie art scene! It's a great big city with a college, and a downtown, and a GREAT fan community (Fanime is proof of that). But it's not the same type of community of actual creators as you might find in SF. Now, I know the reason it moved was because SF is a hellhole and they probably can't afford to rent the space anymore. however, i feel like San Jose might have been a poor choice to move. I would have gone farther norther, like to Oakland or Berkeley first (and I dunno, maybe they considered those options already) but yeah, I dunno, that is a thing I feel this particular con has lost. chit chatting with other folks there, I'm not the only one. APE 5 years ago gave you a reason to want to hang out after the show, APE this year makes you wanna leave early because it's so desolate.
SIGH! But enough about that.

you know, I've really been dreading this hiatus. Not just because it represents a massive and unwelcome change in my lifestyle, but because I can't shake from my mind all the things that I just won't be able to do anymore. all the things that TransCat can't do anymore. In my mind, it was a massive domino effect that spelled the end of my cartooning career. But recently, I've been giving this a lot more thought and realizing there's way more that TransCat CAN do.

Number one: No matter what, my Online Shop is still open.
Admittedly, the sales from this shop pale in comparison to what I make going to cons, but that might be mostly my fault. I try to promote it as best I can, but I'll be first to admit it always comes second to promoting my cons. That has to change.

Number two: My Patreon is still open.
Another sadly underutilized feature on my site. Granted, i'm still kinda new to Patreon and I'm still figuring out all the cool things I can do with it. That is a road I need to go down a lot further.

Number three: Prism Comics and Northwest Press are still heavily repping me, and they go to WAY more cons than I do. Granted I won't be the only artist they're repping while they're out and about, but since I'm not gonna be there myself, then any representation is good representation. This gives me an excuse to still produce books.

There are other avenues I can go down, and I need need need to explore them further. In the mean time, I'm gonna do my best to keep this hiatus as short as possible but I gotta do what I can to help my family. In the mean time, the updates are going to be sparse, but there WILL be updates. Trust in this, dear readers.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Sac-Anime 2016 Review + Some Other Bullshit

So I'm about a week late with this post, but I have a really good excuse! I'm VERY lazy!
Lazy enough that I actually drew and coloured this print which was SUPPOSED to be a con exclusive for this con, but wound up printing out zero copies. So here it is for you now, jsut in case.

As you can see, I was a little bit worried at first because what I didn't realize until just a few weeks ago was that San Francisco Comic Con was the exact same weekend. With a huge event like that, I feared no one would even bother to drive up north to see us in Our Great State's Capital. But I was proven wrong when a few of my friends decided to jump the SF ship on Saturday and come see me instead on Sunday.
I guess a lot of bigger ticket guests wound up cancelling, along with a few of the panels. Also, I guess the cosplay scene up there wasn't exactly all that? I'm not sure, I'm going based off a friend's testimony.
I had one other friend who told me he actually had a great time there, so I guess there's no accounting for taste.
I would have gone to SFCC if it hadn't been for my already long standing tradition of going to the Sac shows. also, if you follow me on social media at all, you know that me and SF have kind of "Shining" thing going on. That place gets in my head in a really bad way and I do everything I can to avoid going there in general. I don't bother it and it don't bother me!

Last convention I went to was Queer Comics Expo, and that was a very different type of experience. It was way more art show, way less con. And that's not a bad thing at all, in fact I rather enjoyed it. That being said, there's definite merit in coming back to what one is used to. Somewhat bitter sweet, since I just announced my hiatus at the end of the year. Kinda puts a lump in one's threat to think "I'm finally back" only to prepare yourself to leave again not long after. I will admit that this con was SO good that I am tempted to scrap my hiatus plans and try to make this work throughout the rest of next year, going ahead like nothing happened... but family DOES unfortunately come first.

See My Sac-Anime Pics HERE 

But enough of that depressing talk! Let's talk about how great the convention actually was.
In short, it was pretty great and went off without a hitch! A glorious return to form (as stated in the title of my photo album above). I had my friend and collaborator Courteney Carr in tow with me this time. She came with me to Sac-Con this past winter, but before that, we hadn't done a con together since Alternative Press Expo in like, 2008 or 09 or some shit. You might remember Courteney from the back of TransCat Issue #1. She did the mini-story after the main one. She also has a comic going of her own that I'm doing my best to mentor her on, although if you ask me, she barely needs me help at all. At least not from an artistic standpoint. I'm mostly there just to motivate her and keep her working and on task. She's got a great story in mind, and I'm just doing my best to keep her going on it and not wander or meander or spend too much time overthinking any one aspect of it.

As I've stated many times before, I love the fanbase that shows up to the Sacramento shows. Generally, you can assume that if you're meeting someone at a Sac-show, then they're good people. It seemed especially true this year, because my trans sisters came out in force! We have been slowly overtaking various corners of nerd-dom, but the takeover was REALLY noticeable this year. On both sides of the table! Lots of trans content creators and lots of trans fans shopping the aisles and killing it in cosplay. Soon we will reclaim anime and it will belong to us. Mark my words!

Other things that were heavily represented at the con were Suicide Squad (haven't seen it yet, don't judge me), Stranger Things, Overwatch and Steven Universe. None of those things are anime, but let's be fair, they might as well be. Sac-Anime is just a larger version of Sac-Con anyway, and Sac-Con represents anime pretty hard already, so there's no shame in bringing in plenty of "secular" "non-anime" to the table here.
My friend Savannah was there rocking out in Elegant Gothic Lolita mode the entire time, so that makes up for it.

I also got commissioned again by the DickButt guys, which in and of itself isn't a huge deal because they commission everyone, every time. what IS noteworthy is what I drew for them this time. They said that they had been collecting DickButts for seven years, going to as many conventions as they could afford. I countered by saying I was gonna draw them a DickButt like none they'd ever seen before! When they came back on Sunday to retrieve their picture, I asked them "So, tell me, has this been done before?" I showed them the monstrosity that I had created and was told it had not. That is a personal best for me. I pride myself in being original in my comedy and my art. This time, I was both!

I didn't get a chance to scan the artwork obviously but I managed to take a decent enough picture of it on my phone. I put it up as a freebie on my Patreon page. Go check it out! If you like what you see, i got a whole secret TransCat comic in there for anyone who wants to chip in a dollar or more! :)

So that's pretty much the long and short of it. Lots of great cosplays, saw some good friends, great queer representation, almost went to go see a dramatic reading of "My Immortal" but IT WAS TOO CROWDED!!! Also went to the swap meet but same problem. All that, plus plenty of sleep in a comfty hotel bed. For the win!

Next up on my Con schedule is Santa Rosa Comic and Toy show. It's a one-day con that's gonna be on the 24th of September. Then we got Gaymer X 4 at the end of September/beginning of October, and then finally Alternative Press October 8th and 9th.
I'm also on the wait list for Sac-Con Winter, but I have heard back nothing yet, so I guess we'll see.

In the mean time, I'll keep doing my best to get TransCat issue *3 out BEFORE my hiatus officially begins,

Stay cool, you cool, cool cats!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Sac Anime This Weekend!

Heyyyy yyyoouuu gguuyysssss~!
You know, just because I'm TECHNICALLY on hiatus doesn't mean that I can't be... just as... active as I was before. Maybe even more so? Hoo boy!

Yeah so Sac-Anime is this weekend. Not pre-registered? Don't worry, ticket sat the door is still a thing. I won't be bringing anything NEW new to the con, just issues 1-7 as per usual. no issue 8 yet (that's where the hiatus part kicks in). I WILL have some copies of the lasted issue of BAAU which I'm in, and as you know, that shit sells out fast, so there's that.

There WILL be a new zine coming out at the end of the month that I took part in! It's being put out by my friend Robert Olen Brown and it's called "Pixel Jizz". Don't laugh, this is very, very serious! :D :D :D
There's gonna be an exclusive TransCat comic in it plus an interview with me, just in case you were ever interested in knowing how I got started in this merciless biz and what video games I like.
That will be made available to you, like I said, at the end of the month, at Gaymer X, which I'll also be at. i'm not so sure about how available said zine will be outside of the con, but I'll see what I can find out.
It's a FREE zine too, so there's that! I know people often associate "free" with "garbage", especially at a con, but lemme tell you, this will the finest piece of trash you're ever handed at a con, you won't even WANT to throw it away!

Apart from that, the other thing to look forward to at Gaymer X is Prism comics, and their many copies of Alphabet that they'll be toting with them. If you're local, or if you'll be in the area or at the con at least, take advantage of this opportunity to grab your own copy, free of shipping costs! This past weekend, they were spreading the love down at Palm Springs ComicCon so maybe you caught them there too.
If not, the book is still 100% available at the Main Site.

Speaking of things that AREN'T free, I just recently finished my SECRET comic on Patreon, which you should definitely go check out! I'm still new to this whole Patreon thing, and I just haven't done that much with it yet, but here we go, my first big thing done on Patreon!
It's a whole comic, 20 pages, and you can see it all for a dollar. Neat, huh? Good look at what I done did.

Anywho, I will... keep plugging away at Issue #8 whenever I can. Gotta lot less time than I used to, but I'll do everything I can!
You'll probably be hearing from me again not long after the con, a lot more this month, cuz hoo boy if this ain't the real big one!

Monday, August 22, 2016

TransCat in Alphabet

You've heard me talk a lot about Alphabet this past year and how I'd let you all know as soon as it became available. Well, here we are, suckas! Finally, it is yours for the buying!

In case you don't remember, Alphabet is a massive anthology, a tome, if you will, of amazing comics all centering around the queer experience. Written and drawn by some of the best queers in the biz, if you ask me! It's a pretty dense book, i haven't even gotten through MY entire copy yet, but so far, it is VERY good.

Why am I promoting this book? I mean, aside from the immense amount of talent packed into these pages? Aside from the astounding importance this book, and books like it have in comic circles, in queer circles, and bridging those two words together? Well, a certain cat eared superhero might make an appearance in there somewhere towards the middle.

Yes! At long last, the story can be told! The secret TransCat story I've been holding onto since last summer can finally take it's rightful place among TransCat Canon!
Like a lot of the "extra stories" I was doing at this time, this story takes place somewhere in between the end of issue #2 and the beginning of issue #4 and involves TransCat's and Chloie's budding relationship. Something I woulda loved to have spent more time on in the regular comics, but had to sacrifice in order to keep the pace popping. But that's why I love these little standalone stories. I can do all kindsa of fun, non-plot related stuff. Plus! This is the very first TransCat story to ever be presented in glorious FULL COLOUR! and for that you can thank Winnie Tong, the artist who coloured the cover of issue #2 for me. Thanks, Winnie!

Anywho, you can order your very own copy of Alphabet by Prism Comics RIGHT HERE!

If you wanna get it but you're not quite sure what you're in for, Cathy Camper at Lambda Literary wrote a really Excellent Review of it right here. Check it out, if you wanna know more about the compilation. As i said before, I cannot recommend this volume highly enough, and that would be true even if I weren't part of it. It really just is a fantastic piece of artwork and an incredible achievement by Tara, Jon and the whole Prism staff. They really pulled this together and made a great looking book. Thanks to them especially for believing in us enough to just keep on pushing and making this book happen, despite the many, maany obstacles that got in their way <3 div="">

Anywho, that's some news. I wanted to write something happy an exciting to replace the depressing bullshit I had on my front page for the past two weeks.

I am STILL plugging away at issue #8, but since I not longer have the time I'm used to having to work on comics, I'm aiming for more of a late September release as opposed to an early September release like I was hoping for. That means nothing new for Sac-Anime or the Santa Rosa Toy show, but if i play my cards right, that means the last TransCat issue before the hiatus will be debuting at Gaymer X, which I can't think of a better setup, to be honest. I simply can't.

Speaking of which, i better get back to work!

Thanks guys! don't forget about my PATREON!

Monday, August 8, 2016

The Future Of TransCat

So for those of you who follow me on social media, you might have seen a very emotional outburst from me on Facebook regarding my frustration with the cartoon business, followed by a loud, angry proclamation that I'm quitting my art and giving up on my dreams.

Well, now that I've calmed down, let me get into the actual meat of the problem and maybe bring some clarification to the situation I'm facing, and dish out the weight of my decisions.

This decision stems from more than just a frustration with the cartooning biz. It stems from family drama and a growing financial crisis that's enveloping us. I do work a regular job apart from doing cartoons. It pays okay, and generally I think I'm good at it and I like doing it. Until recently, it paid my bills just fine, and allowed me the opportunity to pursue my comic book dreams, and achieve success at them on my own terms, even if i had to sacrifice in order to do it.

Sadly, such things are not meant to last, as my father, who has been severely ill, mentally and physically, for a long time, has needed an increasing amount of financial support over the years. For awhile, it was something my mom was able to take care of. It wasn't fun for her, obviously, to have a sick spouse who couldn't work, wasn't bringing in money, and to have to constantly put his needs before her own, but she managed.
Over time, the financial demands of their lives together became stricter, and stricter. He needed more, she was making less. I stepped in to try and help. I sadly, could not offer much, but I gave what I could, even though I knew how little it helped.

Now, comes the major test. For reasons I won't get TOO into, my mom is facing the possibility that she might not be able to work for awhile. We're not sure how long, but it COULD be for a long time. Getting by was hard enough on her own, and it's not like she ever had an opportunity to save anything up. This isn't an occasion that I can afford to NOT rise to. I have only a few paths open to me if i want to help in a way that will make a difference.

1. I need to find a much higher paying job.

2. I need to get a night and weekend job.

3. I need to make a lot of money from my comics right the fuck now.

I've been playing my hand at getting famous for a long time now. I started Para~Somnia Comics in 2007, and while I'm a lot farther now than I've ever been, it's not a stream of income I can rely on.

Finding a much higher paying job would be ideal, but even if that were the case, the chances that I'd have most, if not all of my free time eaten up by it are high. More than likely, I'll have to pick up and night and weekend job to do, and that will most certainly eat up ALL my free time. I will have to drastically re-arrange my sleep schedule to accommodate.

As I'm sure you've figured out by now, less free time = Less time to draw.
Working on weekends = No more conventions.
No more drawing + No more conventions = No more TransCat

This is not a decision I am making lightly. Trust me when I say I DO NOT WANT THIS! I'm not giving up cartooning because I'm frustrated. I'm giving up because I don't have another choice. This is just what my life is turning into, and I need to adapt.

So! What can you, the TransCat audience expect in the coming months, or years? I do not have all the answers, but I have some. I'll give you what I have.

First: Issue #8 will come out as planned. It likely be the last issue, or at least the last physical issue, until I can get my shit together.

Second: I have 4 more convention appearances planned this year. Sac Anime on September 2nd through the 4th, Santa Rosa Comic and Toy Show on September 24th, Gaymer X September 30th through October 2nd, and Alternative Press Expo October 8th through the 9th.
All of these have already been payed for and I don't think I can get my money back from them, so it would be stupid to cancel. I'm gonna go to each of these cons and sell as much as I can, but after that, I have to stop.

Third: There are three TransCat stories yet to be released in other publications. One in Shuffle, one in Lightbulb and one in an as-of-yet unnamed comic compilation. These will be released as scheduled, even if we don't know what that schedule is right now. I'll do my best to keep you guys informed.

Fourth: There are countless pages of TransCat stories that may never see publication now. In what little time I have, I'm going to work on completing them and releasing them to you somehow. More than likely through Patreon.

Fifth: I had made mention of a few "secret" projects that I was working on that I could not reveal yet. Rest assured, I'm not the only one working on those, so those might still come to pass. Again, I'll do my best to keep you all in the loop.

So that's the long and short of it, guys. does it suck? Yes indeed, it sucks. I've literally never been more angry about something in my entire life. Not even when my ex-fiance called off our wedding with short notice. Trust me when I say I'll be working hard every day to undo this damage, but for now, this is the way it has to be.
If you're like me, you might be asking "what can I do to help?"
There's two main ways you can help, if you're a TransCat fan and you want to see the comics keep coming.

Number 1: BUY MY BOOKS
And get them soon because these might be the last TransCat books ever produced. Usually when I say "supplies are limited", it's a joke, but this time, I mean it. I may never be able to reprint these. What you get here and now may be the final TransCat books ever produced.

Like I said, if and when I ever get a chance to finish my unpublished comics, they'll probably only ever be on here. So pledge your support early, and get in on the ground floor of this hot mess.

Sadly, that's all you can do. Unless you just want to give me money for no reason, which i'll be honest, I won't say no to at this point.

Goodbye for now, my friends. Thanks for sticking with me as long as you did.

~Knave Murdok

Friday, July 29, 2016


So I kinda did a soft launch on my Patreon a month or so ago, just so I can see how it ran, learn the tricks and whatnot and figure out in what way I could best utilize it.
So now that I have an actual plan, consider this my official launch of my Patreon!
Up first is a BRAND NEW TRANSCAT COMIC that the whole family can enjoy, as long as your whole family is comprised mostly of angsty teens! It's a 20 page adventure that I'll be uploading one page a day, everyday from now until August 13th (first four pages are already up).
And guess what, YOU can see it! You can look at the whole thing and read it and process the story and visuals all for yourself! All you gotta do is donate to the Patreon! Any amount will do! ;-)

In the mean time, I'm busy busy busy finishing up chapter 8 for you guys in the hopes of completing it before Sac-Anime on September 2nd!
This is without a doubt the grandest scale TransCat story I've ever told. I'm so, so, so excited to bring it to you guys. I wish I could say more about it, but I worry about giving too much away.

On the topic of not wanting to give too much away, yet another project looms heavy over the horizon of the TransCat universe. Again, a lot of this has to remain under wraps for now, but wheat I CAN tell you is, at least seven different artists are slated to contribute to it. Oh man, it's going to expand TransCat's narrative SO MUCH! And with luck, we'll get the amazing talents of six other artists noticed and off the ground. Well, that's not fair, a few of them are very much off the ground already, in their own rights, but for a few others, their works are still being built, and I aim to help as much as I can with that!
This is actually the culmination of a dream I've had ever since college, really, the idea of getting a handful of great artists together to all contribute towards one massive project. Although, back in the day, when I'd pitch the idea to other artists, it was very often met with disdain. I guess when you're young and in college and still wondering how to really lay down your own style, the idea of teaming up can seem a little bit like an obstacle. But i'm sure ego takes a huge role in this as well, so... yeah...

In either case, this current lineup seems a lot more promising!
Trust when I say that when this thing starts taking more form, you won't be able to get me to shut up about it, but right now, I'd like to preserve the mystery.