Friday, March 09, 2012
Comic Cuts - 9 March 2012
The next couple of projects from Bear Alley Books are going to be something of a departure, although I'd point to the fact that our six books to date are pretty diverse: three comic strip collections, an index, a collection of essays and an art book. If you've looked carefully at the Bear Alley Books site, you'll have noticed that from day one there has been an unlinked heading for "fiction". Unlinked because we've not published any so far... but that's about to change. And, before you ask, no, it's not fiction by me. It does, however, relate to the Gwyn Evans biography that I'm currently working on. Incidentally, I'm still wrangling pictures for the latter, hence the lack of any announcements; we're in "swan" mode at the moment — the surface isn't rippled by the passing of another week, but underneath, we're going like the clappers.
I'm in the process of signing a deal for another set of books that will hopefully appear over late spring and summer. I've agreed terms but the contract isn't signed yet, so I'll save that announcement for another week. If everything goes to plan, by the summer the number of Bear Alley Books published will reach double figures. Not bad for a spare-time hobby that put out its first book a year ago.