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  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Antarctigo Vespucci
  • Reading: Yotsuba&!
  • Watching: Space Dandy
A lot of great things have been happening in space recently. Bravest Warriors, Space Dandy, now Guardians of the Galaxy - well I'd like to join them with my own project tentatively titled "Space Girl". It's a new series I've been working on featuring a little orphan girl from Mars who finds a stray dog and travels space looking for adventure - while trying to stay ahead of the men who want to bring her back home.

You've already seen a few peeks at it all in Day 212 and in her own solo design, but I'd like to show everyone a lot more. I have some really cool stories and ideas in mind that I want to turn into a mini-comic or two to be published here online. This will be my first proper journey into something a little longer form, but I'm confident that it'll be one of my coolest projects to date. Unfortunately, all cool things must come at a price. So it's with a heavy heart that I have to announce that...

Starting next week, Vagabond Balloon will only be updating Fridays.

This is something I've been struggling with for a couple of weeks now, as Vagabond Balloon has been one of my absolute favorite things to work on and I really do enjoy making new strips every week. But in order to give myself the time to really write and work out something great, I need to save time where I can. VB will always be something I come back to, and I expect to once the first Space Girl issue is done. But for now - 1 comic a week.

What's this mean for Suburban Soup? I'll be honest - I hit a pretty big bump in the road that really threw me for a loop. Stories weren't coming and everything else was falling apart. I'm going back to the drawing board with the Soup to make sure everything is set for when it premiers. Suburban Soup means a lot to me, so I'm putting it down until I can make it turn out right. You'll still see model sheets and little images here and there, but the main project is being put on hold. Sorry, guys.

I'm already having a lot of fun with "Space Girl" though and I know people who like VB and SS will both be able to get behind what I'm doing with it. I don't know when things will roll out, but trust me it will be worth it!


So, see you Fridays!
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TWULF Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014   Digital Artist
Re-directing your focus! Fair play on deciding to maintain both- I'm sure Space Girl will turn out ace.
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JoeMcGro Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Thanks! It's really a tough decision for me to push VB to the side for now, but ultimately it'll be worth it. Still, I wish I had time for everything I want to do.
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TWULF Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014   Digital Artist
Trust me, I know exactly how it feels. Good call to focus on what's in front of you though, best of luck with it.
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JoeMcGro Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Thanks a lot man. Hope your project is turning out well. I'm really excited to see it!
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Jess-Foxx-Quinn Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Space Girl looks cool! I will forgive you for now about Soup ;) Just make sure Space Girl is just as epic. Go with what your heart tells you to do.
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JoeMcGro Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Thanks! I think Soup needs a bit of retooling, or maybe approaching it from a different angle. I'm not the best at writing comedies, it's a very different mindset from what I'm used to. So in a way, Space Girl will serve as the bridge to get me from VB to SS.
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Jess-Foxx-Quinn Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Its all good. But Soup on the back burner for now. Let it simmer while you work on something else. It will be there when you are ready for it.
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JoeMcGro Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Yep, that's the plan.
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aerostarmonk Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
I'm excited for this Space Girl concept. I've also got my own Space Girl concept I've been working on. And it seems so do a number of people. Space Girls are in, and I hope their sun never sets on their adventures. Except for a super cool visual.

Anyway, I'm excited about anything you've got going on. Can't wait to see what's next. 
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JoeMcGro Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Thanks man! I didn't know there were so many Space Girls out there! I'll have to keep an eye out.
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