Panel from Elmer #4
Work on Elmer #4 is underway, although at this very moment, I’m embroiled in finishing a Timawa deadline. I’ve taken a few suggestions, specially from regular visitor Rod Samonte, and I believe it’s helped me a lot in doing the seventh installment of Timawa, out with The Buzz Magasin at the end of next month.
I’ve written out half of Elmer #4, and laid out the storyline up until the end, and it’s definitely going to take up a lot of pages. I had planned both #2 and #3 to be double sized, which didn’t pan out, so it’s all going to fall into the last issue. I got suggestions to extend Elmer a few more issues, but no, I think I need to finish everything with this issue. The momentum is there and to cut up the story further would affect how the story is told.
There is a bit of news about Elmer as a whole. As some of you already know, I’ve made a CBR file of Elmer #1 and offered it as a free download. I’ve even bought ads which appeared at Comicspace and Webcomicsnation for a couple of days just to advertise it. Hopefully, it will raise a bit of interest for the rest of the series.
Tom Spurgeon at the Comics Reporter featured Elmer at his site here, saying “There’s nothing like this book on the stands right now.” Thanks Tom!
Elmer has also been featured at the website Comics2Film, in their “The Elevator” section. Since it’s a site that’s visited often by movie studio scouts, this segment of the site pitches comic books for their consideration. Check out the Elmer pitch here.
I’m holding my horses here because I don’t seriously think it means anything except added exposure for the comics. But I’m grateful nevertheless for Rob Worley for featuring Elmer at the site. Thanks Rob!