Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Among the cartoonists who rode this publishing rollercoaster is Octopus Pie's Meredith Gran. In fact, after Random House delivered the bad news, Gran briefly flirted with the idea of returning to studio animation (which she studied at the School for Visual Arts). But, thankfully, she's joined up with the Pizza Island studio (How I'd love to be a fly on that wall!) and is keeping on with Octopus Pie. This means, however, that she's back on the self-publishing bandwagon and needs reader support. Gran plans to release Listen At Home With Octopus Pie in May, and rather than head over to Kickstarter, she's relying on preorders to foot the printers bill. It's not just about getting a pretty hard copy (although that cover is pretty) -- it's also about supporting Gran's work so she can continue working with these characters.
[Preorder Listen At Home With Octopus Pie]