Solicitations are going in on time, scripts are being delivered, ads are laid out, the website's getting updated properly and stuff looks great. Matt just e-mailed me jpeg samples of 8-9 upcoming Street Fighter comic covers, all done and ready to go. WTF. When did all this amazing art get done? This is craziness.
This week Street Fighter Legends: Chun-Li #1 hits the stands, our fifth issue in a row to come out on the month it was supposed to.
That may not sound like much but believe me, it is. It is.
When I started at UDON it felt like a clubhouse of talented people who did comics for fun. Stuff came out whenever because client work always took priority over our in-house publishing projects. We had a great reputation in illustration/design but a poor reputation as a dependable publisher. Our schedule now isn't perfect, but it's leagues better than ever before. We've grown up.
This weekend I'm heading to Denver for a library conference, promoting UDON's upcoming UDON Kids line of books for ages 7-12. It's an exciting new initiative that our distributor as well as book sellers and educators seem really pumped about. Our tie-in website Manga For Kids just launched and will be expanding soon.
Things are happening, there's momentum and it feels great.