**AN UPDATE: This was to be addressed in the next page, but regarding cameos, if you sent us a headshot your cameo will be fulfilled and signed prints mailed out after the holidays. If you didn’t send a headshot, please contact email@example.com and we will go from there!**
All right friends, I promised you something big with today’s page and I do not want to disappoint, so here goes.
With today’s penultimate chapter of our Mega-Event, I bring you the announcement that next Tuesday (the 23rd)’s Gutters page will not only wrap up our story, but it will also be the final Gutters page.
There comes a point in every creative endeavour when you have to take a step back and say “are we still doing this for the right reasons?” Given the financial pressures of Gutters, the time and effort that goes into it and, frankly, the absolutely ridiculous state of the comics industry right now, it became clear to us that it’s time to say goodbye. It’s a bummer of a thing to have to sit down and do, but it’s the call we had to make.
I could not be more proud of every script, page and book that this project has produced. Working with Sohmer, Ed, Dave, Rus, Rich, Lar and the metric ton of incredible artists involved in Gutters has been the most fun and satisfying thing I’ve ever done in comics. I’m so happy to have been involved and seen people’s reactions to pages as well as a lot of our artist go on to big projects with major companies.
So, I invite you now, the Gutters fans, whose support we cannot ever thank you enough for, to join us next week to laugh, cry and say g’bye.
Shattering our realities one more time is Richard Clark:
Born in a crossfire hurricane (actually Cleveland, OH), Richard P. Clark’s illustration career began in 1993 while still an undergraduate at The Columbus College of Art and Design. Since then, he’s worked for a wildly varied list of clients in several industries-among them HBO, Playboy, The Wall Street Journal and Alcoholics Anonymous. He’s been finding work again in the Comic Industry, including a recent job for Dark Horse providing finishes over Darick Robertson’s breakdowns for The Guild-Vork comic. He’s hoping this recent turn into the comic lane sticks as there are literally scores of stories he’d like to unleash on the world. Mr. Clark currently resides in Upstate NY after a 10-year tour of duty in Brooklyn with his wife, daughter and a goofy dog named Barnaby.
See you back here one more time, friends.