Issue #3 is FINALLY here — it got a little Shakespearean there for a second.

Hey everyone,

Today is a bittersweet day for the Kill Shakespeare team. ¬†On one hand we’re thrilled that issue #3 of Juliet is out. We think it’s the best issue of the series – a giant sized 28 pages of story that we hope feels as Shakespearean as anything we’ve ever done. Corin Howell’s art has hit another level for this one, and I think it’s one of the best issues I’ve ever written.

Adam Gorham's Cover for #3 was definitely worth the wait!

Adam Gorham’s Cover for #3 was definitely worth the wait!

You may have noticed, however, that there’s been a delay in getting this issue out — originally #3 was supposed to be out LAST month and #4 was supposed to hit stores now.

That’s the bittersweet part. You see, it’s been fairly Shakespearean behind the scenes here in the ol’ KS world. Corin’s Dad got sick early this year. He had to go into the hospital for surgery a couple of times. Thankfully he’s going to be o.k., and we’re so happy about that, but as you can imagine helping to take care of her family was Corin’s top priority, and so that meant the book had to come second. Which is the right choice.

For those of you who have the book you MAY have noticed that the colours seem a bit different. Well, that’s part of the drama too…

The OTHER bittersweet moment came because we had to say adieu to long-time colourist Shari Chankahamma. Shari whose been with us since Book 3 was offered an amazing opportunity to pencil and ink a project and there was no way we were going to stand in her way. That DID result in a delay though as we found a new colourist who could fit into Shari’s style.

Enter Alex Lille, our saviour (and big thanks to Keith Morris for helping us find her!)

And one of Shari's final pages -- see -- they're both AWESOME!

And one of Shari’s final pages — see — they’re both AWESOME!

One of Alex's first new pages in the book

One of Alex’s first new pages in the book.

 

 

This is Alex’s first crack at a regular series, and she’s still finishing up her degree in SoCal, so we decided that rather than rush her, it was best to take our time and make this book look as good as possible. All that add’s up to a longer production cycle than we were hoping for, and it means that issue #4 is also going to be delayed — with it looking to come out in August (it’s almost finished on our end.)

So, our apologies for the delay, but I hope you’ll all understand the reasons behind it.

Thanks to all of you.

C



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