Dear neglected readers of Trepasses,
I have only apologies to give.
Trespasses has been on an extended hiatus since July 2013, first due to preparations for the book release, then due to distribution work, then just my daily life and work getting in the way of comicking. I am as disappointed and gutted as I fear that you guys are.
Still, it has been an amazing year if only for the fact that Trespasses 1: Initiation finally saw daylight and is now available as real, honest-to-crikey book. I have been sitting behind the sales table all year round and it has been amazing to meet some readers at cons, hear your thoughts on the comic and that you like where it’s going. It’s also amazing to see how many of you are still following it online, despite my radio silence. You have all of my love, all of you.
I am pleased to say the long, dark, teatime of the comicker is finally at an end, and new material is on its way to you.
Come Monday, 4th August, Trespasses will first start updating with a short, 16-page side story about my – and hopefully some of yours as well – favourite side characters, Mitica and Mihai. As the comic’s resident dysfunctional couple, the story will be a short study of the pair’s domestic life and love. In addition to updating online, the story will be released as a separate zine for the Helsinki Comics Festival 5th–7th September.
The festival’s sub theme this year is LGBT comics, so I thought it would a great opportunity to do a small sideline into Mihai and Mitica and sides to their relationship that don’t get featured in the main story as much. I’ll update more information on the sideline comic later in the summer.
What about the main story, you say? That too, is on its way and I am happy to tell you that Trespasses proper will start updating on Monday, September 8th, right after the release of the sideline zine. I hope that you will hang on until then to see how Pele’s story continues.
Meanwhile, if you haven’t had the chance yet, you can get your own signed & doodled copy of the first book, Trespasses 1: Initiation online at my bigcartel shop pratfallcomics.bigcartel.com.
If you live in Nordic countries, you can also buy the book from the following online bookstores:
I will also be selling the book at some Finnish cons and there will be few copies for sale at international festivals. You can find the updating schedule here at my blog.
And hey if it please you, consider ordering the book to your local library as well and help spread the word to new readers. Every book bought makes it that much more humanly possible for me to continue drawing Trespasses and feed my slave-driving cat on a regular basis.
So, apologies and thank-yous to all, and keep checking this space for more updates!