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Posted by Lex Fonteyne on December 2, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Just wanted to post a little note here -- I've been working on "Moving Targets" again, and I'm hoping for a publication date of April, 2011.  Part of this is really just tradition -- "Moving Day" came out on April 1, 2008, and "True Colors" came out on April 1, 2010, so maybe I should shoot for the April Fool's Day release with everything!

I've also been working on "Ganzedi," which is a prequel to the whole MD storyline -- it's about who stole the water from Xavla, and why, and what led up to it.  One of the main characters turns out to be someone who has already appeared in some of the stories, but that's all I'm going to say for now.  There are plenty of clues already!

So, if I can get those 2 out in 2011, and maybe the poetry book (I'm thinking a fairly slim volume, about the page count of the dating site book, for $8.99 -- tentatively called "Moose In A Flight Simulator"), that'll be a productive year.

Down the road, I'm still planning the "Backenfort Anthology," and maybe even a book of my photos. 

And I've been talking to someone about the comic strip book, too, although that's going to depend pretty much on whether we can transfer the drawings into an electronic form that actually works.  I don't have much experience with scanners....if it works out as I'm hoping, this will be a larger page size because of the size of the strips themselves on their current paper -- probably about the size of a standard comic shop trade paperback, whatever that is in inches.

That one is tentatively titled "Cavalcade of the Magnetic Skeleton."  I'll have to write an intro and maybe do a few new strips for it -- the 140 or so existing strips were all done in the mid-90s -- but I think it would be fun to see it in book form.  I even made a bogus set of bubblegum cards for it.

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