Now that things appear to be underway, let’s sit back, grab some popcorn (Bill already has) and hear the rest of the story.
Hi everyone…Jim here.
Some of you might be wondering what happened to me and how come Jason is back on Barwench Tales. Don’t worry, I didn’t fall off the face of the earth. I’ve stepped down from Barwench Tales to work on some things of my own that I’ve had to put on the back burner for awhile. Jason was ready to step back into the saddle and continue telling stories from the Wet Gill Tavern. I didn’t want to say anything till David had a chance to announce all the exciting things that were in the works for Legend of Bill.
I’m excited to see what Jason has in store for Barwench Tales and Kevin and Don are working to finish up the storyline on the main strip and to take Bill, Frank and crew on all new and adventurous exploits. I think we can all agree that it is an exciting time to be an LoB reader.
I’ll still be around from time to time, doing fill ins and sketches and what-not. The entire crew here knows that they can count on me and all they have to do is say the word and I’m here for them. It’s been a fantastic journey for me and I hope that I was able to give some pleasure and enjoyment to some of you out there. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading!
In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this pencil sketch of Sarah the Barwench. Enjoy!
Billbarians! I am PROUD to announce that this coming Monday, starting Sept. 22, our very own Kevin Vassey (LoB’s The Gnome Syndicate) will be taking the reigns of Legend of Bill EVERY MONDAY! Working from my plotlines, Kevin will be writing and completing the Storyline that is nearly complete, and bringing us back to basics with good ol’ fashioned LoB IDIOCY! Gina! Frank! Vasheeva! Sir Lance! Kruul! It’s all fair game! Kevin will also be continuing with The Gnome Syndicate every Thursday.
But wait, There’s MORE! Jason Williams will be returning to Barwench Tales regularly every Saturday!! Don will be coloring BT, and our schedule is BACK ON TRACK! I owe a HUGE debt of gratitude to these guys and to YOU, dear Billbarians, as I am knee-deep in Garfield-land by day (I work at the Garfield studio for those who may not know at this point) and with my King Features DAILY syndicated (to newspapers and online HERE) comic strip “Intelligent Life,” and I just can only do so much, but the LoB family is strong and we’re rolling back into action, right where we need to be, and I could not be happier, because these guys really KNOW LoB’s universe and bring a truly genuine quality to it all, which is important to me.
I will be behind the scenes on everything, and our very own Don Kuehn will be coloring ALL strips – LoB, BT and TGS! Let’s hear it for DON!
And please let’s all give the most excellent Jim Collins a real round of applause for such a great run on Barwench Tales! Jim did a great job, and I’m very proud to have had him being part of it, and Jim will always remain part of the LoB family, and you never know, you might see him back here and there for some art and fun! THANK YOU, Jim.
Now… let’s get BILLBARIC!!!
Yours Barberically, David
I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted something, and it’s been quiet around here, a bit too quiet if you ask me. We (team LoB that is) were lucky to have the uber talented Matt Flaherty send us some awesome LoB fan art!! Matt Writes:
Hello again Dave, was reading thru your awesome LOB artwork last night and thought I’d make an attempt at drawing Bill! I grew up wanting to be a comic book artist, so mostly draw super heroes!
Your style is really good, and you make it look SO easy : )
Keep up all the great work..I am reading Intelligent life daily, and as my pinup suggests, your fans are ready and patiently waiting for LOB’s next adventure!
All the best,
Be sure to check out more of Matt’s work:
I also want to mention that I have been promoted, I am now the more prominent scribe, keeper of secrets and also the colorist for the LoB strips. As was also mentioned on the Facebook page, keep checking in, we have some exciting news coming soon…..