Friday, September 20, 2013

Not frozen, just rusty

It's been over a year since the last official post where we gave ourselves an extended, (and in hindsight, quite open-ended) leave of absence from Krill to address other projects*. The keen-eyed among you may have noticed another page or three sneakily added to the latest chapter, but otherwise this site has had a level of activity that would make a glacier's movement look like a dance party.

We can't promise that won't change overnight, but we have a peace offering of six new pages, and our whispered promise, echoing across the dark ice, that we're working on more.

*Specifically for me, "An Anzac Tale".
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Just stepping away to finish another comic…

"New page every Monday" my weeping barnacle! There are Adelaide buses on a more reliable schedule than In For The Krill pages and we're going to have to come clean and stop pretending that the situation won't change for awhile. In fact, a new page may not be posted for much of 2012.

No, no, we're not abandoning this story! After 140 pages, we're as keen as ever to keep this labour of love going, but in the meantime we're both contractually bound to labour of lucre. Jill's animation scripting commitments have often taken her away from Krill for extended periods, but as a page of script yields several pages of comics we've been able to work around that. Not this time, as I have a new book to deliver to Working Title Press, and if I'm to meet the December deadline, I need to stop typing and get back to the drawing board. Now. And stay there.

It's an exciting project. "An Anzac Tale" is scripted by my Captain Congo cohort Ruth Starke and is a  visually ambitious and unique take on Australia's part in the Gallipoli campaign of World War 1. Expect to hear more about it before its release next year - a little after you start seeing new pages here again. Just need to draw the thing first and get through this post without saying we're putting our penguins on ice.

In the meantime, issue four is our favourite so far, and a copy is only a click away.

Thanks. Back as soon as possible.

UPDATE: You may have noticed that a couple new pages have been stealthily posted below with little fanfare, so as not to get anyone's hopes up regarding anything resembling a regular schedule, or attract the attention of any publisher who may wonder why I have had a waking moment not spent on their project. I wonder myself.

Big shout out and a double squidsky to gentlman cartoonist Tim McEwan for this thorough and glowing review. Skol!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Issue 4 available now!


Attention fans of comics-printed-on-paper: In For The Krill #4 is now available from Indyplanet. 36 pages of printed penguin goodness for a mere US$3.5 + postage. Click HERE to order your copy.

Signed copies of a limited edition of 100 will be available in Adelaide's finest comic shops shortly for only slightly more money (less actually, since you don't have to pay postage to walk up to the counter and pay for it).

Meanwhile, work continues apace on current pages. Schedule, schmedule. We still have day jobs, y'know.

Monday, February 27, 2012

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Monday, February 20, 2012

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Monday, February 13, 2012

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Monday, February 6, 2012

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