Welcome everyone to the new look of Fancy Tuna Comics!
I figured it was about time to update the site, so I decided to change things up and have things a little more mobile-friendly with the design. As you can probably tell though, some things are still under work, but all that will be remedied and filled in due time.
For now, we all hope you enjoy our new home!
This has happened to us before, we tend to get fairly busy and the house is so big we sometimes forget we both live in it.
Hey, folks! Peter here!
First, we wanted to apologize for the lack of a blog post last Tuesday. Last week was Canada Day, so we decided to take a break that day. So to all that aren’t Canadian, you’ll be pleased to know that we’re still around.
ConBravo! is less than two weeks away, and we’re pretty excited. We’ll be debuting PPC Volume 2 this year, so if you want yourself a copy, we’ll be selling them along with a bunch of merch including new t-shirts. We’ll even have the first two issues of Maddy available, too!
ConBravo! will be in Hamilton, ON, Canada and will be happening from Friday, July 18th to Sunday, July 20th. According to the website, we’ll be in the Artist Alley at Booth #D04. If you’re going, come on by and say hello!
Also, one more thing! Lucky and I are working on a new comic idea and we thought we’d show you a preview of what’s to come later into the future. Like PPC, this is mainly a Lucky scribed tale (with me in the illustrator’s seat), but you’ll notice that it’s a very different beast when compared to our action-adventure graphic novel series. Hopefully once it’s out, you’ll be able to appreciate it for what it is.
On Sunday, Peter and I had a production meeting (later than our usual Saturday meetings). In that meeting Peter showed me the last page of Perfume and Primer Caps Volume 2. He also sent me all of the pages in bulk so that I could read the whole book in its entirety and make my last revisions. Other topics of that meeting were: How many copies of volume 1 we needed to replenish the stock, how many copies of volume 2 we should print and other such issues. A lot of the stuff after reviewing the last page are boring details, the exciting part is that besides minute revisions, that most people wouldn’t even notice if we showed them, the book is in the bag. Volume 2 is finally ready for print and will probably be off the presses by late may to early June.
Yes, we realize there’s an entire volume left before the story is complete, and yes I realize it’d probably take another year before the trilogy sees a conclusion, but the important part is that we are one enormous step closer to the end as it were. We hope you all enjoy the upcoming volume and buy the first book, available in the store, catch up. Until the release; However, we’re just happy to be done another volume.
No, this is not the story of how I’m leaving Maddy for other things. You’re not getting rid of me that easily. First off, Sometime Around Midnight is entering the home stretch and Peter and I are hoping it’ll be done at a time which is soon (I can’t tell you when we HOPE it’ll be done because Peter would probably murder me). We’re working out the logistics of getting that for sale on the site shortly afterwards, details will be forthcoming. Once SAM (as we fondly refer to the incredibly long title) is finished, we’ll be launching into the next chapter of Maddy, and we hope you’ll hang around to see what else we’ve got.
As a short spoiler, you get this synopsis of the next Maddy story, “There’s A Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered” (yeah I know it’s long but shut up I like it). Also, this synopsis contains potential (maybe?) spoilers for SAM, so if you want zero spoilers, skim over this part.
SPOILER START: THERE’S A GOOD REASON THESE TABLES ARE NUMBERED
First case down, now to number two. When Maddy and the gang are invited to a special event hosted by Doctor and Doctor Sun, it isn’t long before things go awry. The skills of the crew are demanded, and Maddy finds herself trapped in a room with her two best friends, innocent civilians, a neurotic insurance agent, a mad scientist, another cyborg, and the criminal.
And with all that news comes some more news. This is more specifically me-news and not Maddy-news and kind of Peter-news. I am having one of my short stories developed into a short film, titled “Subject One”. While I’ve had limited involvement in the filming/production, I have been around the set, met the actors, the director, and the producers, so I’m incredibly excited about the whole project. More details will be forthcoming, but for some up-to-date news, you can check out the facebook page here:
And the short story itself? While I’ve been in a few talks with publishers it hasn’t really panned out, so I’ve had a chat with Peter and I’ll be releasing the story as a self-published work, hopefully around the end of this month, or beginning of next month (have you noticed I suck at time-lines?). Peter will once again be collaborating with me, as he’s agreed to do the cover/jacket for the book, so your favourite team (we’d better be your favourite team) will be back in action and ready to party!
We’ll do a preview of the jacket and a summary of the story in the not-so-distant-future (I should really just look at a calendar) so that anyone interested can have a look!
In summary, “Subject One” is a sci-fi psychological thriller that tells the tale of a broken war hero sent to Mars to repair her reputation. It’s a horror story, so stuff doesn’t go very well.
Stick around guys, gals, and everyone in between, because we’ve got some wild rides ahead!
All my love,