Monday, November 12, 2012
Exclusive Knight and Day Book!
On the Road with Knight and Day! The story begins with a little girl wanting a cat, then her mother needing a vacation, and ends up with a compromise that has the Knight family driving 18 hours to Florida... on a whim! It'll be over 20 pages of Knight and Day goodness when finished, with new artwork for the cover, and some never before seen strips and illustrations from their trip, including some time at Walt Disney World, and a side trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina. The Kickstarter cartoon above will definitely be in there as well, IF this book gets made, that is.
This book has been planned for a while to be the big incentive in getting people to contribute to this much needed kickstarter. However, I've been pretty busy so the book is on hold until the Ghost Pirate Skeletons of Three Craters Lake is finished, and I've put to bed the magazine I'm currently illustrating. Have no fear, though... I love this story and it will get done. Only if the kickstarter succeeds, though, will you see this delightful little collectible. Otherwise, you'll have to wait for the next Knight and Day comic strip collection to come out... and that may be a long wait!
First off, yes, I do plan on having one more Knight and Day comic strip collection... a companion to my first book Take Me Away From All This!!. And yes, most of this vacation storyline will appear in that book. However, the second book was supposed to celebrate 10 years of Knight and Day, which was last year, so you can see where the schedule is right now. Frankly, I'm about halfway through the book, so... depending on where the company goes next year, it may be a very long wait.
My plan is to finish On the Road with Knight and Day this December, have the limited number of books printed, and, providing the Kickstarter works out, shipped out in January. I will try to get the cover art done in time to post it at the kickstarter for all to see.
Check out my kickstarter page for more. See you there, JOHN :0)