There's been less activity on the blog than usual lately for a few reasons: partly because I've been busy laying out Backwards City
#3 (cover teaser
); partly because the Internet always slows down in the gap between Christmas and New Year's and there's nothing you can do about it; and partly because I've been travelling and haven't always had access to the 'net. Once I'm back in Greensboro (a few days from now) we'll get right back up to speed.Backwards City
#3 is practically finished, by the way. All that's left are a few intense sessions of proofreading (joy!) and one comic whose finishing touches got delayed by the holiday. The issue will be coming out in mid-February, and it's pretty safe to say that it's our best issue yet.
I'll be pimping this particular product again, so for now, let's just suffice it to say that you absolutely should subscribe
(Our fiction and poetry contests are still open for submissions as well, by the way, and keep in mind that electronic submissions
are now being accepted for those contest as well. The $15 entry fee includes a year's subscription.)
So that about wraps it up for 2005. It's been a pretty great year for us, between our first two
issues coming out and getting some notice
among the literati, the blog's steady increase in popularity, and the magazine's first halting steps towards financial self-sufficiency. Hope to see you all again in 2006. To kill the thirteen hours remaining in '05, I recommend the beautiful and addictive Falling Sand Game.
Instructions are here
. See you tomorrow.