Its been over a month since the last update, and about a month and a half since Jims passing. For those of you who where his fans, I want to thank you all for your kind words here, and on various sites with about Jim. Over the past month I have shown his mother your comments and it warmed her heart that her son entertained so many people. While she was quite active in supporting him, and often going to conventions with him at his start, she still finds it surprising that he was this popular with so many people. So from her she sends her thanks as it has helped her through this time.
Jim's mom will be helping me compile all his works in to the collected Skunkworks as he intended for this kickstater and the fans. I will be traveling down sometime in late November to visit and get everything together and looking to produce the books and pillows as soon as possible some time after. While the Penance and Caterwaul comics weren't part of the kickstater, but planed to be published on their own after, his mother and brother will look to see about finishing his script for those stories and pushing them through Angry Viking Press.
When it comes to the commissions, I have found that at least 3 of you did receive your works before he passed, and he may have had a few more in various states of completion. This is where I will be helping his family sift through and try to match up what of his last works belong to which commissioners. For those he wasn't able to get to, he and his mother feel you still get something. As for the rest of his works. Jim wished it to be ether auctioned off or burned, as understandably he couldn't take it with him and didn't wish for it to take up space in his mothers home. I will be helping his mother set up auctions for all his remaining originals and high quality reproductions to help pay for bills, and repay those commissioners whose work wasn't completed.
Jim wasn't always fan of the digital, and felt more comfortable having his work on the books and the bed sheets hand inked rather than digitally, but we will have the reaming works produced to our best ablity.
It was my wish to help Jim not only get the completed Skunkworks out and work on his two other series, but we often talked about Animated shorts, figures/mini figures, and Skunkworks book ends and statues. Its a shame we won't be able to work on these
As for other things we've been asked to cameo in the background of an upcoming movie. In fact it was around March I received the news. While Jims book wasn't ready in time to make it into the cameo, Some of his art will be in the background with us, as well as the new books just back from the printer, Dragonlast from Satanasov, and Misty The Mouse vol#1 from Dutch!
The Digital copies will be avalible tonight to those that orderd them while the Print copies will be going out soon. The Artica Toy model has reached its final approval. The 3D CGI model its based on, and the original prototype 3D model converted to Daz/Poser 3D programs, will be sent out.
The print version Evil Diva is moving right long with its new artist John Staton and quite a few animated shorts are planed for release over the next few months and into next year.
And lastly for now, a teaser image of the Pandora's Box Graphic novel. As Ken Singshow and I've been reworking the script it has gone from the original intended 60 pages to now around 94. We also have quite a few guest artists now on board and those surprises will be revealed as the book gets nearer print. This mini series will be a bit darker compared to the normal Andorozon series as Pandora and karabiner clash in central Europe.
Thank you for your continued support and as always if you have any questions please feel free to ask.