It has been quite the year so far.
Most importantly I got married in April. We got married in our own backyard, a product of our own creation from the food served to the ceremony theatrics and site plan. It was the biggest undertaking of my life and I invited all my friends!
All joking aside, it was an unforgettable night and good times were had by all.
Then it was off to the 2018 Phoenix Fan Fusion (Comicon) over Memorial Day weekend to peddle my autobiographical comic book My Big Break, a chronicle of my adventures in Hollywood and experiences on the set of the cult phenomenon The Room, and the online release of My Big Break Issue 4.
I wanted to take this time to share a little bit of the behind-the-scenes about My Big Break.
I may have mentioned before that we are on a 10-issue storyline arc for the comic book. It has been tradition to release each new issue at the Phoenix Comicon each year. My creative team and I work day jobs bringing home the bacon and, because our time is finite, we usually release one comic book a year. Unfortunately, that is pretty much the speed at which we work. The nice thing is that six issues have been released here in Phoenix, where I live. And four of the issues have been released for the world, available here on my website. Fear not, Issue 5 will be released soon.
This whole adventure started back in 2014, when we launched the inaugural issue at FilmBar. To give you an idea of the process, we didn’t even make the first issue available to the world until two years later, after we has finished a few issues. The reason — it took about a year to produce one issue, so we didn’t want a huge lag between issue releases. Granted, we still do have some lag time between issues, but at least it’s not a year.
Here’s where it stands now: Six issues are complete, Issue 5 will be available for sale here on the website very soon. Issue 7 is in production and nearing completion. Issue 8 has been written, and Issue 9 is in the pre-writing phase.
So, as you can see, we are nearing the end of the road!
But I am curious to get feedback. Are you waiting to buy all the issues until they are available? Would you like to see a digital version of the comic book? I have thought about stopping production of the individual comic books and, once issue 10 is complete, releasing a full-on graphic novel.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments of the respective social media post.