We're all moving at breakneck speed here at Cartoon Books trying to get everything done in time for the official RASL launch party tomorrow night in New York City. RASL #2 has to go to the printers in a couple of weeks, and I had to finish up writing the last four pages this morning. The second issue is coming out at the end of May, and starts to shed some light on Rasl and his technology, as well as the nature of the danger he finds himself in.
I can't wait for this to ship. But before that, the whole Cartoon crew: me, Vijaya, Kathleen, Steve, and Tom are flying to New York to party and help raise some funds for the Comic Book Legal Fund.
One of the reasons I'm excited about the party is that a lot of my New York cartoonist pals are coming, and if this is anything like our usual get togethers, we'll be shaking the place up. The venue is a new one for CBLDF parties. It's called Coolture Spain. An intimate hip, swanky place that is usually used by the fashion industry for shows. We've made huge blow-ups of RASL covers and pages to hang on the walls, and Steve Hamaker has colored a special RASL print that be in all the gift bags. You can see the print below (I'll be signing the prints just before the party starts).
Charles tells me most of the VIP tickets are gone, but there are still tickets left. Only $25 bucks – - money for a good cause and you drink for free all night!
So if you're in the area, or coming into town for the New York Comic-Con (I will NOT be at the comic-con this year), come out and party with us! We're going to have a blast! And I'll blog about it next Monday…
See you all tomorrow night.