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The last few days I’ve been developing the storyboards for the 7th GESSO SQUAD graphic novel.  The chapters in this book are lengthy. My guess is the final comic will be about 100 pages.  The 1st graphic novel took 8 months to complete including revisions. All the others which came after were finished in 4-6 weeks. I spend 18-25 hours rendering each chapter from start to finish depending on the storyboard and screenplay.  I think it would be fun to have a Halloween release date for book # 7…so we’ll see…

National Indie Exellence Book Awards

I entered Gesso Squad the Graphic Novel Volume One: 1,000 Star Demons and a Rain God into the National Indie Excellence 2012 Book Awards Festival earlier this year. I received the results yesterday and as it turns out, we won the Indie Excellence Award in the Speciality Books Category. I didn’t win a prize, but I’m happy with the results.  NIEA  posts a list of all the winners and finalists on their website.  They also advertise a list of the winners and finalists in Publisher’s Weekly and Publisher’s Daily with a banner ad linking to the site.In September, I will get the results from the New York Book Festival and the Reader’s Favorite Book Awards.