Here's a preview of the cover for the first chapter, LABOR. And - I just realized - the title of the book! I sat with another name for a long time, but in the end this felt right for a story about parents.
I'll be wandering around Wondercon this weekend, and bringing copies of this chapter to Stumptown in two weeks. Stay tuned!
Above: early pages from the book that are no longer in the book. They're like old jars of spices I hang onto in case they come in handy again. They'll probably never get used, but they remind me of a dish I once cooked, and they make me feel like trying new things.
Below: thumbing through a home-printed test copy of a new chapter, trying to see if it feels right. Boy, this is a long process!
It's been so long since I've posted anything, and it'll be a bit before I finish the thing I want to post. So here's a peek at part of a panel I worked out today. Below is the crappily drawn thumbnail that I stared at for a long time, trying to figure out what to do with it.