Hamasuki, one of the readers of this blog, asked last week if we planned on having a pet for either Kayli or Gordo so I decided to make that the subject of this weeks short update. Though Genevieve and I got together recently to work on and discuss future projects, we did not work on the comic specifically...but the project we did work on does involve our Islands in the Sky characters. We can't wait to reveal it to our readers but it maybe be awhile (around the end of the year) before we can show anything.
Comic-wise, we were supposed to do some planning but we'll get to it either this week or the next. We currently have about nine new pages plotted out and roughly storyboarded and to answer Hamasuki's question...we do, in fact, introduce a sort of pet for our characters. We think it's a pretty funny series of pages and hopefully, we'll refine it even more before they go into production.
We did have a pre-planning discussion and we went over a few things about our future plans for the books. We decided that, realistically...we may not be able to do the series like a regular comic book in the sense that it has a continuous storyline from book to book. As it stands...people have already been waiting a long time for us to do something new. What this means is that each book may end up jumping around between stories set in our world but not necessarily follow a strict comic book narrative. The good news is that when we do release a FULL new book, it should be a self contained story, longer than what you've seen already, and just get straight to the good parts. We'll use Field Guides and such to explain bits we can't waste time on in the panels themselves. None of this stuff is set in stone...but this is what we've talked about recently.
I realize these tidbits aren't a lot for any fans of our book to go on and I apologize for that. Nevertheless, I will still update at least once a week to let everyone know we're not dead. =)