After too long an absence, my online comic “KELLY” returns to exactly the gut-wrenching moment where it left off. Click and enjoy, my lovely lolly-lickers:
Grand Central just sent me copies of the US softcover edition of SHOOTING WAR, which I am slowly unboxing for you now, slowly unwrapping all wide-eyed like little brother on Christmas morning. The softcover will be available in both bookstores & comic shops on September 9th, priced at USD$13.99.
A few months ago, I’d quietly decided to license “KELLY” under a Creative Commons CC-by-NC license after reading a particularly brain-popping article on doujinshi culture in Japan. Applying open-source ideas to comics has always excited me… and my freakadelic “KELLY” has served as my current laboratory for pushing boundaries in all directions, so it felt natural for me to take this step with this particular project.
Imagine the smiles exchanged when I met the folks behind Creative Commons at SWSWi recently and the lovely chats we had… and imagine my smile when they graciously posted “KELLY” to their main page last week:
For those unfamiliar with CC, publishing “KELLY” online under this license effectively allows you to spread and remix “KELLY” however you like… as long as you credit my original work and you’re not making any money off it. I enthusiastically encourage all sorts of “KELLY” sharing/remixing… and I hope to hear from you about what you’re doing with it.
My heartfelt apologies for the delay; I’ve got comics in the oven you don’t even know about yet.
Uchhhh… it’s that damn STAY TUNED thing again. I’m sorry children, but I’m juggling pages from my next book (the nonfiction 2008 campaign trail memoir), my next-next book (shhhh) and finishing up this cool music-art project all at once… and that sadly means I’ve got to park the Kellymobile in the garage for a few weeks.
I promise to see you again several Tuesdays hence with a bouquet of flowers tucked under one arm and a thick hunk of Max’s origin story under the other… and I’ll make it up to you so good.
You’re still welcome to come over to KELLY IS LOVE anytime and play…
I’ve got 3 pieces from “KELLY” in this weekend’s FLIST Art Show in Chicago; the show is touted (and I am interviewed, teehee!) in today’s article in Chicago’s Gapers Block. Fellow ACT-I-VATOR Dean Haspiel is also exhibiting, so if you’re in the Windy City, pass by and witness.
KELLYOPHILES should join my mailing list; enter your email below to learn of my plans for “KELLY” first… long before the rest of those regular old chumps.
And then come interact with me and the literal trillions of my best friends
on the brand-new KELLY IS LOVE community: