It’s 2016 and things have been crazy here. I’m proud to say NANJING: The Burning City made seven Top 10 lists, which includes GQ, Paste Magazine, Den of Geeks, Sequential, Mental Floss, News OK, and ABS-CBN News. I also got an honorable mention over at Publisher’s Weekly, which is pretty huge! It’s been truly gratifying to see this book receive so much recognition, after pouring so much into it. Also, if you’ve purchased NANJING and you feel compelled, please consider giving it a review either on its Amazon page or its Goodreads page.
My little Elliott is now 10 months old and is picking himself up and crawling all over the place. Also, his first tooth is finally making an appearance, after months of waiting. Show me that tooth, little one!
As for my next book, I’ve completed 49 pages in full color, and the remaining 23 pages are penciled, ready to be inked. I can’t wait to share it with everyone!
Hope everyone’s January is off to a good start as well. I’ll be back for more updates, some Tails related, some not. Be sure to follow me over at the usual spots.
And that’s a wrap, folks. As of this past week, Tails is now officially over. At least this particular story. Obviously, I’m still doing comics and have a ton of stuff coming out over the next few years. Perhaps even more Tails stuff, but separate from this particular cannon. In the meantime, follow me on social media, everyone. Follow me on FB, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr. I’ll probably be posting more on social media than over here for the next year or so (having a newborn is also taking up a large swath of my time), but eventually I’ll come back to this site and revamp it. Make it a home for the webcomic but also a platform for more. That, you can count on. Before I leave, I want to thank EVERYONE who has taken the time to read Tails. Everyone who has shared it, blogged it, tweeted it, pinged it. You’ve all made these past six years really great.
Wow, it’s been a whirlwind of a week. NANJING: The Burning City was officially released in comic shops nationwide last Wednesday (with a book store release coming September 1st). So far, the response has been quite amazing. If you haven’t pre-ordered the book on Amazon yet, please feel free to visit your local comic shop and grab one! Either way, it helps my sales numbers.
I had the wonderful opportunity to write an essay over at Paste Magazine, detailing the origins of the book.
There was also this amazing review over at gosanangelo.com.
As for other news, all of the remaining Tails pages have been uploaded and scheduled for their Monday updates, with the last 4 pages set to be released back-to-back over 4 days. So, no more delays. But that also means the story is finally coming to its close. It’s bittersweet for me, how is it for you guys?
Also, for those who purchased and are following A Piggy’s Tale, issue #4 was sent off to the printers and will makes its debut at NYCC 2015! I’ll also be in attendance, participating in panels, selling/signing stuff. If you’ll be there, find me! (I’ll have more updates on my NYCC ’15 schedule coming soon)
Just before my son was born, I was able to storyboard this insane mini-comic from the mind of my editor, Jim Gibbons. The result? A futuristic time-traveling adventure starring SHAQ!
I’m also particularly proud of this project because I was able to wrap up all 9 pages in just under 10 hours! I pride myself on working very hard and very fast.
It’s been a crazy 2 weeks. First, my baby boy, Elliott Sydney Huang was born March, 23rd. Say hi!
Second, NANJING: The Burning City is currently in Diamond’s April PREVIEWS catalog, right in the Dark Horse section!
This is the closest to the front page that I’ve ever been! I’m super stoked and I can’t wait for the book’s release on August 19th. Be sure to pre-order a copy with your local comic store, or pre-order it on Amazon.