Happy Birthday! From the Dust's second birthday has me struggling with the flu, trying to balance the launch of multiple new products, new marketing strategies, storage problems, tons of research for grant proposals, taxes, and the increasing reality that I have more than 150 illustrations to create for From the Dust #2: Jerusalem's Darkest Hour. Oh...and all that freelance work I'm behind on...
That is to say, things are well. I knew February would be a tough month. I didn't know I would get the flu...but in retrospect I probably should have scheduled it in. Anyway, I'm on the mend and From the Dust turned 2 years old today.
Faster and slower than expected. As it turns out, pursuing a passion and building a business on it is full of surprises. One of those surprises was the unexpected necessity (and ability) to create the digital Multi-Touch Series of From the Dust simultaneously with the print edition. I've been keeping this project on the down low because I wanted it to be a surprise for all our fans as well! When I started thinking about digital versions back in August of 2011, I assumed that a digital edition would simply be out of the budget for years. However, a year after that in August 2012, while creating a formal business plan, I realized that if I wanted the print edition to be affordable I needed to create the digital edition a lot sooner than I had anticipated. This both slowed down the production of #1 as well as changed its basic design as I needed to brand From the Dust is such a way that it looked great on a tablet and in print.
It's a project easier said than done, especially when that digital edition has the ability to change from landscape mode to portrait mode.
Multi-Touch capabilities. I will announce more about the From the Dust Multi-Touch Series in the future. Just know that it's awesome, uses the latest technology, and is something both young and old are going to enjoy reading - and manipulating - together.
Ok I have to go catch up on all my work, and hopefully get over this blasted flu! Later y'all!