Wayward #5 is done.

Which also means that Wayward in it's entirety is done.

I can still remember when I first started this series; illuminated by firelight, the rhythmic scratching of my stick on the cave wall, the smoky smell of mastodon cooking over a spit. It was a simpler time.

But now it's done. Granted, I still have to get through the whole printing process and I'll have to put together a collected trade paperback version of it in the near future, but it's done enough for me. The art and the story is at an end. Pre-flight and trade design don't fit into my definition of "done".

So what comes next? Aside from getting #5 printed and eventually putting out a collected edition, I've got a new book in the works. The script for the first issue is written and laid out and I've already got the first few pages of art completed. I'm not quite ready to say much more about it yet. I'm still putting together a formal announcement post, so look for that in the near future. What I will say is that I'm really excited to be working on something that's completely new.

Unfortunately, Wayward #5 will not be ready in time for New York Comic Con. I'm currently working with the printer to get stock on Wayward #1-4 and I'm (needlessly) worrying about that coming in on time. There simply isn't enough time to send them the files for #5, get the proof, approve it, and order and receive the stock before the show.

I'll post more as it develops. Until then, see you in NY.