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It’s been too long since I’ve stopped into the Inn to have a pint with you all. I hope you’re all doing great. I want to thank you for being here, every week, and a HUGE thanks to Don, Kevin and Jason for keeping Bill, Frank, Gina, Vasheeva, Sarah and the Gnome Syndicate moving along and having fun doing it.
My personal life became a true shambles a few years back (but has come back on track, thankfully, and things are good), and that’s why I had to step away so abruptly. It was hard for me to even say it out loud at that time, and for a long time thereafter, and easier to just sort of slink into the darkness, as my fellow adventurers and dear friends, the wizard Don Kuehn, Kevin Vassey and Jason Williams, Jim Collins and Steve Ogden took up the slack and kept us moving, as they continue to do wonderfully. Then, on the heels of all of that, I got a daily comic strip syndicated with King Features (“Intelligent Life!”), which has kept me quite busy (and I think you’d love it, as I see many of you over there reading daily!).
But don’t count me out forever. I am never far from Terragard, Everlost, the Northern Lands and Dark Lands, as a little gnome keeps me quite aprised of the goings on in this land. I look forward to returning here again, as my journey brings me where it will.
I just want you each to know that I appreciate you. All of you… for sticking by my personal labor of love, and for sticking by Kevin, Jason and Don right now, but even moreso, Bill, Frank and the gang.
I also wanted to share with you a little doodle I did recently in my pocket sketchbook, as the characters are never far from me.
I’ll try to stop by the Inn a little more often and say hello. I hope you can forgive my absence, and thank you so much for supporting Bill and the gang, and this fine LoB team we have who’s keeping us in our adventure.
As the old song goes… “I get by with a little help from my friends.”
P.S. What should we call this “Inn”, anyway?
Hey Bilbarians! Exciting news today. At 3pm PST, I’m going to be streaming live from the Adobe offices in San Francisco. I’ll be using Creative Cloud apps and software to create this weeks Gnome Syndicate strip live and in real time. The entire process will span three sessions, today, Wednesday, and Thursday, all at 3pm PST. Come check it out!! Here’s the info…
Greetings fellow Billbarians!!
I hope that you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or what ever holiday you celebrate. I apologize for all of the black and white line art that has been posted without the usual colored update that shortly follows. I, and my new lovely wife, purchased a house and moved in early November. I forgot just how much work it is packing, moving, cleaning, unpacking, furniture shopping, painting, fixing things and of course shoveling snow. And add to that, all of the craziness of the holiday season and I suddenly found myself very short on time.
Good news, though! The holidays are over, most of the stuff is unpacked and put away and I had some time off during the holidays to not only set up my new office with all new hardware, but catch up on the coloring backlog that has piled up over the last 2+ months. As the title of this blog entry states, all but 3 of the backlog of strips is colored. Those will be finished up tomorrow, and then we should begin 2016 with colored LoBs and Gnome Syndicate strips.
So if you desire, wander back through the archives to about mid October of 2015 and you can now enjoy the comics in all of their colored glory.
Thanks for being patient,
Hey comic fans! I’m sad to say that there won’t be a Gnome Syndicate strip today. I have some life things going on and just can’t fit it in. I sincerely apologize, and want to make sure you all come back Saturday for Barwench Tales. Thank you all very much, and I’ll see you on Monday for a new Legend of Bill.
Thank you — Kevin