Ed, you barfed in Jackson’s car; I think you’re obligated to cut him slack over this.
Okay so here’s what’s going down on 52nd Door* for the foreseeable future.
I’m still plugging away on the last chapter of Scarred for Life. In the past, I’ve started posting the pages after I have a nice backlog built up, because I like posting twice a week but I can’t consistently complete two pages twice a week. That would mean that I’d start posting the pages for this chapter very soon, but I’m doing things a little different this time.
Not only am I finishing this chapter, but I’m finishing the book that many of you lovely people contributed to by way of the Kickstarter. Thanks again for that!
So I’ve got this chapter, plus putting the book together, and I want to have this chapter done before I start posting it, so I only have to focus on the book. There’s going to have to be a break in updates at some point (because I’m finally out of mini comics), so I’m doing the break now instead of later. Check back mid-late February, or follow me on twitter for updates because I never shut up about comics on there. I should be good to go by then.
Thanks for everyone who supports me and reads my comics! Y’all are the best!
*Did I ever explain the name of this site? It’s the name of a story that I’ll get around to turning into a comic in like five years maybe. It involves angels. And doors.
In case you weren’t aware, I’ve started posting my Organization of Ghost Hunters comics! One story, The Pretzel, is already complete. A second, Haint Hasslers, written by Ken Lowrey, is currently posting!
Technically, I bought this domain a few years before I did anything with it, but 03/09/2012 was when I started posting comics here, so that’s the date I’m going to stick with. Happy Birthday to 52nd Door!
Mostly I just wanted to thank everyone who’s read the comics and enjoyed them. Making comics this past year sure has been fun and I plan to do it for quite a while longer, so hopefully y’all will stick with me.
I’ve got a lot more planned, both for the Scarred for Life crew, and for that other comic with ghosts that I keep hinting at. I’ll talk about it more SOON, I promise. So many plans!
As a thank you, here’s a super early lineup of the Scarred for Life cast, back when everyone was white, their boss was just Chief Vic from Psych, and I had plans to bring in Jackson’s sister. I like them better now.
I went to SPX on Saturday! It was awesome, as always. I never have anything bad to say about the show. I hung out with friends I hdn’t seen in a while, talked with creators I hadn’t seen since the last show, and bought a lot of stuff. I ate some great BBQ, attended the Ignatz awards, and just had a fantastic time all around.
So let’s get to the loot then, shall we?
A. Print by Kali Ciesemier. She’s fantastic. (Pardon the glare; they’re still in their protective sleeves.)
B. Print by Sam Bosma. Ugh he’s so good.
C. and D. Print and art book by Aaron Diaz. Hope my brother doesn’t see this because the print is for him. Hi Colin!
E. “Aftermath” Art book by Evan Dahm.
F. “Nixie Spit” A collection of short comics by Kory Bing.
G. “Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales” A collection of comics by lots of people.
I. Three mini comics by Catie Monster (one with special note blush).
J. Book of comics by Nedroid. No surprise that it’s great.
L. “Unkindness” A comic by Dakota McFadzean. I haven’t read it yet but there are birds.
M. “Wings for Wheels” A collection of comics by a few people, notably Jen Vaughn. The packaging is like a record sleeve and I love me some clever packaging.
N. “Punchclock Hero” A comic by Joe Hunter. Basically a drunk Power Ranger. It’s so great.
O. “Entropy (Parts 1-5)” Some short comics by Aaron Costain. I was about to buy 4 and then realized it was one of a series so I was like, “Yeah sure why not I’ll take the set.”
P. A book of creature illustrations by different people. I couldn’t say no to that.
Q. A book of Pokemon illustrations by different people. I couldn’t say no to that! (Now you know how to get me to buy something.)
R. A book of tiny illustrations by Sam Bosma (yes the same one that did the print).
So this is my site! Not much here now, but that will change.
Here’s how the updates will go: whenever.
Short stories like with Edward I’ll have completed (or very nearly completed) before I update, so that I can post the pages close together. Single comics like the First Meetings I’ll probably post as soon as I make them. I have some longer stories in the works, and those will be a page a week updates when I get to the point where I can start posting. Otherwise I’d have to have a crazy backlog of pages and you’d have to wait a year before seeing anything.
“Why post like this?” you ask? Well, because I have a full-time job with an hour commute both ways, I go to the gym most nights, and I have a dog that needs attention. With the time I have left over, I sometimes like do other things that aren’t comics. There’s no way I can keep up with a weekly update schedule like other, more talented folks can. So I’ll update when I’m able, and I’ll let everyone know when I post something by saying so over on my twitter @jordannwitt.
So I hope you like what you see so far, and I hope to have much more to show you in the future.