Anonymous asked:

Is there a plan to roll out all four Vattu books in a neat (less expensive than the sum of its parts) collection after the story's finished up? Or is it going to be a more souped-up deluxe special edition type of affair? Or is this all a ridiculous level of prognostication for something that will be occurring in roughly four years?

It is a little too early to make any specific promises, but here’s basically the plan:

Vattu will be 4 books, each in the vicinity of 300 pages but maybe way more. They’ll be published individually in formats to match the first one: 6 by 9 inches with similar design elements and paperback and hardcover versions. Prices will probably be consistent (30 paperback/60 hardcover). The whole thing will be too big to ever fit into one book, so there will never be one book of all of Vattu. Even Order of Tales (~800 pages) is pushing it, and Vattu will be longer.

Waaayyy down the line, when the whole thing is done and I’m phasing out that first format, I might consider doing a 2-volume set, as that would be easier to deal with. It would be nice to have it in two books that are sold together and not prohibitively expensive, and just be done with it. Ooo, maybe two books that come with a matching art/appendix book and they all go in a slipcase together. But I am not in any position to guarantee that that will happen!

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Just wrapped up SPX in Bethesda, and I WON THE IGNATZ for Best Online comic!!! SPX and those awards (and the comic for which it is named) mean so much to me and really appreciate the award.Vattu book 3 begins today. This one is a big one, and we’re starting out with the first look so far at the absolute upper echelons of Sahta’s government. Thank you all for bearing with me during the break. I’m looking forward to getting into the thick of this book.The Oz project is wrapping up and a book is happening soon. My Patreon has cleared 300 a month, so everybody who pledges within the month will get a ton of sketchbook pdfs. I’m feeling good and optimistic about the things I am working on, and I really appreciate you reading.

WE’RE BACK Y’ALL
I WON AN AWARD

vattucomic:

Just wrapped up SPX in Bethesda, and I WON THE IGNATZ for Best Online comic!!! SPX and those awards (and the comic for which it is named) mean so much to me and really appreciate the award.

Vattu book 3 begins today. This one is a big one, and we’re starting out with the first look so far at the absolute upper echelons of Sahta’s government. Thank you all for bearing with me during the break. I’m looking forward to getting into the thick of this book.

The Oz project is wrapping up and a book is happening soon. My Patreon has cleared 300 a month, so everybody who pledges within the month will get a ton of sketchbook pdfs. I’m feeling good and optimistic about the things I am working on, and I really appreciate you reading.

WE’RE BACK Y’ALL

I WON AN AWARD

Book 3 of Vattu: The Lantern & the Shadow begins on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15! You can keep abreast of updates by RSS or Tumblr or Facebook or (with a somewhat lower signal-to-noise ratio) Twitter.

I’ve also put up Monday’s page earlier on Patreon, for backers at any level. I plan to keep doing this, whenever I’m ahead in the comic at all!

Book 3 is some of the most complicated writing I’ve ever done, so this break has been very good time to work on it (also worked on this). Very excited to get it out there.

I started a Patreon! If you’d be interested in pledging a coupla bucks a month, it would be just lovely, and you’d have access to as much sketchbook stuff and pre-release art as I can get to you. I don’t think there’s ever been a platform like this before, and it presents a very exciting opportunity for people with weird jobs like myself!
I will not put Vattu or any major work behind a paywall. I am committed to making much of my work available for free. Patreon allows you to support my work if you’d like, but it’s personally and professionally important to me that you can read it without paying anything, too!
I don’t really know what to expect, but I have some cool things it would allow me to do, if it does well enough. The first one is the Rice Boy Rerun Blog, which I’ve mentioned before…
Thank you so much for reading!
- Evan

I started a Patreon! If you’d be interested in pledging a coupla bucks a month, it would be just lovely, and you’d have access to as much sketchbook stuff and pre-release art as I can get to you. I don’t think there’s ever been a platform like this before, and it presents a very exciting opportunity for people with weird jobs like myself!

I will not put Vattu or any major work behind a paywall. I am committed to making much of my work available for free. Patreon allows you to support my work if you’d like, but it’s personally and professionally important to me that you can read it without paying anything, too!

I don’t really know what to expect, but I have some cool things it would allow me to do, if it does well enough. The first one is the Rice Boy Rerun Blog, which I’ve mentioned before…

Thank you so much for reading!

- Evan

VATTU WAS NOMINATED FOR AN IGNATZ AWARD!
How about THAT! I’m very excited about this! The Ignatz awards are maybe the most significant in independent or small-press comics, and I am in really excellent company. I will be at SPX in Bethesda this year (table W33!) where the winners will be announced!
Some other work that’s been nominated that I love:
Sam Bosma's Fantasy Basketball! The Qu33r anthology! This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki! A story from Octopus Pie by Meredith Gran! Cathy G. Johnson's entire ouevre! House of Women by Sophie Goldstein! aaaaaa!!!!
Thank you to the jury for making such excellent choices and including my work among them.
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VATTU WAS NOMINATED FOR AN IGNATZ AWARD!

How about THAT! I’m very excited about this! The Ignatz awards are maybe the most significant in independent or small-press comics, and I am in really excellent company. I will be at SPX in Bethesda this year (table W33!) where the winners will be announced!

Some other work that’s been nominated that I love:

Sam Bosma's Fantasy Basketball! The Qu33r anthology! This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki! A story from Octopus Pie by Meredith Gran! Cathy G. Johnson's entire ouevre! House of Women by Sophie Goldstein! aaaaaa!!!!

Thank you to the jury for making such excellent choices and including my work among them.

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Ok I went through and updated the colors for every single page of Vattu, and re-uploaded them to the site. Site colors for book 1 now match colors in the print edition, and some contrast issues throughout book 2 have been fixed. A lot of stuff that isn’t noticeable, but is much more readable now!

Did you know book 2 is finished? Did you know I’m about halfway through the biggest thing I have ever made and you can read it for free right here? Now u know

Book 2 of Vattu ends tomorrow. Book 3 starts in around a month.

These are updated images for the site. The Book 3 image is sort of a spoilerless stopgap; still thinking about what to make it look like without giving too much away. It took me a while into book 2 to figure out what its title would be, but I think I already have a pretty tight hold on what 3 is thematically about, so that is the title almost 100% for sure.

I collected 41 comprehensible pages of material from the almost 1000 pages of notebooks I have filled planning Vattu. They are available as a PDF for 3 or more dollars. Spoilers for books 1 and 2 only, so if you’ve read what’s currently online you’re fine. You can buy it here!
Book 2 is ending very soon and I’ve got a few more things to show you as we approach that turning-point. If you haven’t read Vattu…. it is right there for you to read….

I collected 41 comprehensible pages of material from the almost 1000 pages of notebooks I have filled planning Vattu. They are available as a PDF for 3 or more dollars. Spoilers for books 1 and 2 only, so if you’ve read what’s currently online you’re fine. You can buy it here!

Book 2 is ending very soon and I’ve got a few more things to show you as we approach that turning-point. If you haven’t read Vattu…. it is right there for you to read….

Thinking about costume changes for Junti from the comic I am making. I’m on her last scene in book 2 of the comic!
I’ve been trying to put a lot of emphasis on clothing and how it signifies status among the Surin, to the point of many of Junti’s scenes beginning with meticulous focus on her putting on or adjusting her uniform, etc. I like motifs.
The second book of Vattu is ending very soon!!!! Stuff is HAPPENING!

Thinking about costume changes for Junti from the comic I am making. I’m on her last scene in book 2 of the comic!

I’ve been trying to put a lot of emphasis on clothing and how it signifies status among the Surin, to the point of many of Junti’s scenes beginning with meticulous focus on her putting on or adjusting her uniform, etc. I like motifs.

The second book of Vattu is ending very soon!!!! Stuff is HAPPENING!