August 8 2014 - Vattu Book 2 is FINISHED!
he second book of Vattu is DONE with page 572!!! By my current estimate, there will be four books in total, so we're around halfway done right now. This thing is huge and it boggles my mind to think too hard about. Thank you SO MUCH for reading.
A few things are happening in correlation to this milestone: I've released a new PDF of a bunch of development sketches from Vattu, produced over the past five years and culled from about 1000 pages of notes I've made since starting to think about this project. You can buy it here
. I am also in the process of fixing the color on the pages of Vattu as they appear online (that is, updating the color of the web pages to how they appear in the book
, and making some adjustments in book 2 as well). These updates should be on the site by MONDAY!
I'll be taking a break from updates for about a month, now that Book 2 is done. This time will be spent (1) tightening up some structural writing for Book 3, which is already looking to be more dense and complicated than anything thus far, (2) working on the Wizard of Oz project
, and hopefully finishing it!, and (3) fixing up the rice-boy.com website a bit! Thank you for understanding that I need this break, and that the next part of Vattu will be better for it!
Also updated the about
page with some upcoming convention info, in Portland and Cambridge and the DC area. See you soon!
June 25 2014 - PDFs!
ust put up Rice Boy and the first book of Vattu on Gumroad
as handy PDFs! Finally! They're the same as the books in print
, with extra material and maps and stuff.
Back to three pages a week for Vattu, mostly! We don't have many pages left in book 2, and I intend to fix the colors and up all the resolution of all the pages online before it finishes. 600 pixels is too narrow for 2014 I think!
Lately I'm working on some new stuff for Benign Kingdom
, and I just finished a story for Paradox Space
! And SDCC approaches