Last week was an exciting milestone for the critters. With Dog and Bird reaching 200 strips, this has been a perfect time to reflect on where the comic came from and where it’s going.
First things first, the comic is continuing! Tune in here every Tuesday and Thursday for the latest antics and puns. I’ve got a couple story arcs on the back burner that should be coming to the forefront this year. Will Bird ever find a vocation? Want to see more of Hoo or Mama B? Is there really a squirrel conspiracy? All will, at some point, be revealed!
Second, I am going to try something new this year. Dog and Bird has been an online project for two and a half years. Over the course of 2018, I’m going to work on a zine. Yes, that means Dog and Bird will be taking a physical form for the first time ever!
Why would I do such a thing? Mostly, to see if I can. Learning how to write for the contained space of a twice-a-week comic has been an incredible challenge. I’m excited to try something a little lengthier, just to see how it goes. Plus, I’m just a retro person. Once something’s put in print as a physical copy, it just takes on a different life for me than it can ever have online.
I don’t have tons of details to share at this point, but I am committed to making it happen. All I can say for now is that the zine will be a completely standalone narrative arc for Dog and Bird, and it will have all the same cute zaniness of the usual comics. Watch this space; whenever there’s share-worthy news, you’ll find it here.
Cheers to an exciting year ahead for all of us! <3