Issue #2 Update

If the need to stay out of the cold is good for one thing, it’s been to keep me at my desk and working on the script for issue #2…which I’ll be turning over to Jane this weekend. Not much else to report, though we’re both very excited to be attending the Chicago Zine Fest in March and hope to have Delia’s second outing ready by then.

A Winner Is Delia!

4-Best-Indie-Book

What better way to end the year (for Team Delia, at any rate) than with some accolades from the community?

Delia Awesome #1 was selected as one of Comic Bastards’ Best Indie Books of 2013!

Thanks so much to Dustin, Erik, and everyone else at Comic Bastards for all the attention they’ve given Delia. And to everyone else who’s read, reviewed, bought, sold, and otherwise made the work Jane and I do feel all the more worthwhile.

Care and upkeep.

Hey, Delia fans. (I think there’s actually seven of you now. Progress!) I just wanted to alert everyone to a few new additions to the website.

First and foremost, Jane Huh finally has an editor bio in the About section. (Portrait coming soon. Broken scanner n’ such.)

Second, I’ve added a Press section…ostensibly to house the one review Delia Awesome has received. (Thank God it’s a good one.) Fingers crossed that it’ll be filling up soon. Tell your friends…especially the vocal ones who happen to run media outlets.

Finally, and probably most exciting for out-of-town readers, I’ve amended the Links page into two categories.

The first is the “Delia’s Chicago” section. In this area I’ll provide links, organized by the issue in which they appear (or appear first), to the venues, neighborhoods, food, liquor, bus routes, landmarks, and everything else unique to Chicago. Think of it as comic book tourism.

The original, random collection of links to people and things I enjoy are now under the “Neat Stuff” heading.

Anyway, that’s all for now. Some exciting announcements are inbound – a couple pertaining to issue #2 and others to the overall series – so keep checking back.

Delia Fest ’13

Thanks to everyone who helped make Wednesday night’s launch party such a success. Jane Huh, Seth Dodson at the Hideout, and DJ Phantom Power all deserve a ton of credit for a great night. I’m also hugely grateful to all the people who came out in support of Delia’s debut. I saw a lot of new faces along with a lot of welcome, familiar ones.

Here are a few highlights from the evening:

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There she is up on the chalkboard I’ve stared at for years. Nestled among performers I’ve seen many, many times.

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The display.

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DJ Phantom Power wowed everyone with an amazing set.

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New faces, old faces, and a few confused faces that wandered in off the street.

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Some credit should go to Alex White of White Mystery, who provided me with a portion of my wardrobe for the evening.

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DJ Phantom Power, Jane Huh, and yours truly. I have to admit, it was pretty cool to actually stand on the Hideout’s stage.