So I’ve heard from a few people checking in on Family Ties and its status. Rather than a long post to explain the obvious, I’ll state it as simply as I can: Family Ties is going to be a little late.
Believe me, as a fan, I know what it’s like to expect a book on the shelf only to learn it wasn’t included in that week’s shipment. All I can say is that Noel and I are working very hard to ensure it gets to you as soon as possible.
So… why will the book be late? Well, there are a number of factors that put us behind the eight ball on this one. I won’t go into all of them, but I will say this… most creator-owned books fall behind schedule for the same reason: life gets in the way. Of course, that means something different for everyone. Sometimes the kids need help with homework; sometimes the roof springs a leak; sometimes the boss needs you to put in long hours at the day job; sometimes your wife needs a shoulder to cry on; sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day.
Are these good excuses? Honestly, I don’t know. Probably not. All I can say is that I’m sorry and no one hates that the book is going to be late more than us. But I do hope everyone understands that while creating a 180-page graphic novel is a full time job, Noel and I don’t get to treat it like one. Instead, we steal any time we can find to make comics because it’s what we love to do. Like you, we know that Wednesday is the best day of the week because that’s when new comics hit the shelves. I promise, Family Ties will be on that shelf pretty soon.