Dec 1, 2011
I've had a few inquiries about the ETA on new RiGBY comics, and my stock answer has always been simply that "I'm working on them." Which, honestly, is just a cheeky way of not answering. In truth, I had the opportunity to rethink RiGBY thanks to my work on SCREAMLAND. And even though RiGBY will be staying a primarily digital comic, I still want to implement some of the new ideas into the existing comic.
To do this we'll be starting over at the beginning. After reading SCREAMLAND on comiXology it became clear to me that the way we read comics on digital devices is purely anachronistic. I'm not planning to completely reboot RiGBY, but I do want to reformat the original pages into what I think will provide a much better digital reading experience.
I'm also completely changing the way I work on the strip. Originally I wrote each strip one-at-a-time as I was drawing it, mainly making up plot points and twists as I went along. It was a necessary evil that allowed me to post comics on a (mostly) continuous basis, but prevented the comic from being about anything more than drawing dinosaurs and making Star Wars jokes. So now I'm writing the entire first book, and will be posting not a page-at-a-time, but a chapter-at-a-time. I know this will make for less frequent updates, but each update should be more substantial. The first book currently weighs in around 200 pages, with about 10 chapters. There are tentative plans for two books after that, but lets focus on getting this first one done.
Bottom line: look for new RiGBY starting in February.