Woohoo! So excited.
We're back into it! Back into the guts of Slaughter's marketplace, back with the Machito crew as they look for pilots. I, for one, have missed this tremendously.
My project schedule is finally -- finally -- starting to lighten back up, and it looks like I can slowwwwly start returning to DRIVE. This means the world to me...as this story is one I'm very much writing as a gift to myself. And I've missed it.
The big detour, these past five months, has been the documentary film I'm making, STRIPPED. Turns out, feature-length films are immensely complex undertakings that require tons of time. Who could've guessed. WHO COULD'VE GUESSED. :)
Fred Schroeder and I have been pouring all our spare time into it, trying to get it ready for all our Kickstarter backers, and in time for the film festival season. Thankfully, we're nearing the promised land, and I'm proud of how the film is turning out.
Anyway! Over the next 2-3 months, as the post-production work on STRIPPED winds down, I should be able to slowwwly increase the number of DRIVEs I can produce, until we return to our once-a-week schedule.
As I have in the past, I'd recommend adding DRIVE to your RSS feed, or signing up for e-mail delivery, as that'll save you from having to check the site. The updates will be irregular for a few more months, so that's the least stressful option.
Thank you for your kindness and patience during these past few months! Even though DRIVE is a strip I'm drawing as a gift to myself, I know a lotta-lotta folks are getting into it, and have missed it as much as I have. So thankfully our long national nightmare is drawing to a close.
Great news, but, Dave; when will we peons finally be able to see Stripped in its entirety? I know it has to make the rounds of the film festivals and all first (hope you win some major awards such as a Golden Globe and even an Oscar); but how long does that usually take, and will it be available on DVD or as a downloadable feed after the critic-afterbirth-vultures get their looks?
As Orson Welles narrated in History of the World, Part I:
"And of course, with the birth of the artist came the inevitable afterbirth... the critic."
So great to see a new Drive when I opened my comics tab-list this morning.
A little worrying that this is the first time the Captain has actually looked dismayed, that I can recall. Of course, she's a realist ...
I felt a great relief in the Force, as if millions of viewers stopped obsessively clicking Reload hoping for a new comic...
Welcome back, Dave, Cap'n, and crew!
Congratz on the film Dave! I'm looking forward to the finished product.
I had a sneaky feeling that there was a new comic up. Just an intution. I saw the link in my browser favorites - and it was like... "I wonder..." and presto. A new fracking page! Woo hoo!
Thanks for feeding the comic horde Dave. It's appreciated. And it's a fantastic strip you've create here! :)