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Monday, July 20, 2009

Comic Cuts

Another week has slipped by. I swear they're getting shorter. Thanks to the miracle of scheduled posting, Bear Alley has had something new appearing as regular as clockwork—and I hope you enjoyed the Wanderings of Ulysses—while I've been jumping around like one of those circus plate spinners trying not to let anything slow down and drop to the floor.

I'm still devoting most of my waking hours to Bear Alley Books. Word is definitely spreading and orders are still creeping in. The good news for everyone who has pre-ordered is that everything is still on schedule. We've had a few hiccups (what new venture doesn't?) but nothing that we've not been able to resolve pretty quickly.

We've added a second payment option to the Bear Alley Books site. Nochex is a tried and tested secure system for credit card payments for those of you who, for whatever reason, aren't keen to use PayPal. They also take a couple of different cards.

I should have some news about the next couple of titles soon. I'm just getting my ducks in a row before making an announcement but things are starting to come together nicely. And I've just borrowed a load of comics from which I'm hoping to compile at least two more volumes for publication this year. That brings the total to seven volumes in active preparation. At some point I'm going to need a holiday.

Below is the first part of a new "Eagles Over the Western Front" yarn. As the tale is rather short at only three parts, I'm going to run two stories consecutively, so the episodes will run over the weekend. I've already got something lined up for next week which is a bit different.

(* inspired by Lew Stringer's recent post about Summer Specials, our column header is the cover for the first ever Eagle Holiday Special from 1962.)

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