Here it is! The last ever page for The Carpet Merchant.
I really can’t convey the amount of gratitude and appreciation I have for everyone who has supported TCM over the last three years – whether it’s by reading, sharing or commenting. You all are great. ;__;
Special thanks to Atla Hrafney (my editor), Gwen Hay and all the scholars, historians and keepers of the past who made this story possible (of note, Bettany Hughes, Sophia Rose Arjana, and Peter Otto)
When I first started working on TCM I never expected it to become the giant ambitious epic that it is now. It was meant to be a 150 paged work! It was meant to be a simple backstory for one of my main characters in TWiDI! 668 pages and one Eisner nomination later…well, clearly, this is the work it’s meant to be.
I don’t know if I can ever call it my magnum opus, but it is very special to me. I love every step of the process, even if the details sometimes drive me nuts, and I love the characters, and what this story represents – a story of hope, kindness and faith in this world of cruelty and indifference. TCM feels like a project I’d be proud of for the rest of my life, even if I’ll grow and change and make new stories.
If you want to see The Carpet Merchant as a print book, please help make it possible by backing the crowdfunding campaign for the publication of Vol I. If the campaign succeeds you will receive a hardcover copy, as well as other exclusive goodies.
And with that, until the next story, I’ll see ya some time.