Milo the Cloud


I’ve decided to take a bit of time off from the strip.  The archive is there, and I’ll likely not be completely inert here on the strip page, but I need to take some time to focus on the book I’ve neglected for too long.  Milo started as a concept for a toy, then that toy created the germ of a story, and eventually a comic strip that I’ve loved working on.

The story eventually got finished, but I’ve been unable to let go and really allow any of the illustrations for it to see the light of day.  I was just too unhappy with what I was doing, and wasn’t able to focus at all with the schedule I was trying to keep on the strip.  But the story is too important to me to let it languish any longer.  I call it my Zen fairy tale, and it will get finished.  So that’s going to happen over HERE.  I need it to be a separate thing from the strip, and I need to give myself permission to take some time to do it.

At the same time I don’t want you to disappear because you think there’s nothing happening.  So, please join me, and know that I’ll be treating this tumblr as my work blog on the book.  I’ll be posting sketches and details, and perhaps full pages as well.  I haven’t exactly decided yet.  What I have decided is that this story is worth telling, and worth finishing.  So please come along and enjoy Milo with me as I change the format a bit.

Perhaps the odd Lou, Hank, or Eva strip will pop up back here on the strip side of things.  I can’t see neglecting them completely for too long.  But thank you for understanding my need to do this for a while.  I’ve wrestled with the decision, and I think you’ll come to see why I felt the need to do it this way.

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Discussion (4)¬

  1. Kaira says:

    I can’t speak for all readers, but I’m definitely not going anywhere, and I look forward to what bits & pieces are displayed on the Tumblr. You’re the artist! Do what you need to make your creative process the most efficient that it can be. Best of luck with the book!

  2. heidi says:

    This is very cool, Sean! I’m sorry I’ve not taken the time to get here sooner to check out your work. Best of luck with the book!! I’ll have to talk to you about my book idea (photo journal style) and get some direction from you.

    BTW, where can we buy Milo in Virginia? I saw you are selling it in Chicago, right?

    Heidi & co

  3. Kaira says:

    Just missing Milo & Co.! Hope the progress is going well.

  4. Sean says:

    Hey all! I’ve got my laptop issues sorted, and internetz are back up, so I’m going to be posting a colored page next week on the book page. Hope everybody’s happy and healthy.