At long last, we have a date for the premiere of our very first animated short! Kamikaze: Trial by Fire has been named as an Official Selection at the Georgia Film Festival (Nov. 4th-11th). There will be a livestreamed premiere of the short on Nov. 6th at 5PM Eastern, followed by a live Q&A. If you’d like to get updates and reminders about the premiere, and enter for a chance to wins some free Kamikaze books, sign up here! https://mailchi.mp/feb79c0bb38c/kamikaze-premiere-signup
See you at the premiere!
We want to take a moment to give you an update on the webcomic and how that relates to some things going on behind the scenes.
As some readers may remember, there was a pause in the comic in the latter half of 2019, which was due to a sudden medical problem faced by our fearless writer and co-creator Carrie. We didn’t share many details with fans at the time, but it was a scary time involving an emergency hospitalization, and intensive surgery. She made it through like a champ, but in the process we learned that Carrie has been fighting against a destructive chronic illness known as Endometriosis. We hoped at the time that the professional care she received would be the last time the Endo would have to be dealt with that aggressively.
This unfortunately isn’t the case. The illness has rebounded, and for the better part of the last year it has pretty severely impacted Carrie’s day-to-day life, not to mention her available energy to work on Kamikaze. The good news is we have a date for a new round of treatment this fall, and Carrie is going to be treated by experts with years of experience treating Endometriosis. Because we know what we’re up against this time, there’s a much better chance of being able to put the illness on the ropes.
The upshot of this is that we are going to need some more time before we can start publishing the next episode of the main Kamikaze storyline. In the meantime, we’ll be sharing more of the stellar work of our Short Circuit anthology creators. We are also slowly finishing the last bits of polish on the animated short and working to get every Kickstarter backer their rewards. The patience and support we’ve received from everyone has been incredibly humbling, and we cannot thank you all enough.
Love to all of you,
-Alan, Carrie, and Havana
Oops! Sorry for the slightly delayed update on this one!
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We’re getting closer and closer to wrapping up post-production on our first animated short, which means we can finally start sharing! The short will be released first to our Kickstarter backers, and we will be doing a big public premiere this fall. Stay tuned for more info.
Did you know? We raised over $30K back in December to kickstart an animated short and one is currently in the works! Stay updated via the Kickstarter updates here.
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