There’s been a lot happening behind the scenes on the ‘roo front, so here’s an update:
If you’ve been wondering what the holdup was for this great book, look no further than… me!
The 12-page Killeroo story by Andrew Shaw, THE CAVE has been delayed purely by my not having finished drawing it yet. However I have made considerable progress with it, and have even got a top-class colorist onboard, being David Aravena Riquelme from WINTER CITY (with much thanks to series creator Patrick Purcell). Here’s a sample of his amazing colors!
KILLEROO: THE GANGWARS ANTHOLOGY
All the scripts have been completed and writers have been paid, so it’s over to the artists now!
Most of the stories have been thumbnailed by now, with a steady stream of pencils coming through, and a select few are nearing completion of inks and tones! It’s exciting to see fresh new pages come into the inbox, most of which are just about perfect with little changes required. The variety in style is terrific, it’s going to make for a great read with all stories flowing sequentially.
Given the final page count is over 200 pages now, current publishing plans are for TWO 128-page trade paperback format volumes, and possibly a 256-page hardcover as well. Tentatively scheduled for release in the third quarter of 2013. Hoping for Supanova Sydney/Perth in June, but can’t guarantee it at this stage.
A preview ashcan has been released in the last few weeks, showcasing the fantastic cover art of KRANBURN’S Ben Michael Byrne. It’s available in a few shops around the country, and also at the online store while stocks last.
This book is now officially out of print, with all 300 copies of the regular edition having all but sold out. It won’t be reprinted until YEAR THREE of the GANGWARS ANTHOLOGY in 2015.
However there are 2 copies of the B&W variant left in stock, and also a selection of sketch covers on sale at the discounted price of $30 a pop. Remember, these are one-of-a-kind artworks, drawn directly onto the cover of the book – so you better get in quick!
KILLEROO: DEUS EX RUFUS
The much-anticipated origin story of Killeroo is progressing nicely. No scheduled release date at this time, it will be published when it’s ready. But for now, here’s a preview of some of Ryan Wilton’s terrific artwork:
YOUNG RUFUS ADVENTURES
A new project aimed at younger readers, this A5 full-color book will fill in some of the details of Rufus’ childhood, and the adventures he and his mates get up to. But it’s not an elseworlds tale, these short stories are all canon to the Killeroo mythos, and will feature the art of Dean Rankine, Edward J Grug, Michael Sandford, Matthew Hoddy & Caitlin Major and more!
Here’s a sample page by Michael Sandford:
No release date for this one as yet.
KILLEROO PRINTS FOR SALE
There’s some terrific new prints up for sale now at the Redbubble Killeroo page, take a look at them below:
Hooroo for now!