The poll is now closed and you have spoken resoundingly. Over 80% of the poll participants feel the new collection plan should be put in play. This year, instead releasing separate collections for the strip, Squirrelosophy and the sketches in October, I will instead release a compilation of all the content (together) in 4 month increments.
That means new Bob books will be available at the end of April 2016, August 2016 and December 2016.
Adding a squirrel to these inspired covers will be a challenge and totally fun. I’m sure I’m just as eager to see what I come up with as you may be. I will of course announce when the books will be available – along with behind the scenes progression of the cover art, etc.
In 2015, I published three Bob the Squirrel related books: a comic strip collection, a Squirrelosophy collection and a sketch collection. I put them out a week apart starting the first week in October. There was a method (theoretical) to my madness: I just wanted to see what the response would be.
Having a few weeks to process the reaction, I pose a question to you all. I’d like to shake things up a bit.
Instead of a bunch of books at the end of the year, what would you think of me putting out a collection every three or four months… not only containing the comic strips, but also the Squirrelosophy panels and the social media sketches? The theory being that you wouldn’t have to pick one type of Bob book, because all the content will be in one collection. I think it could work… I’d like to try it at the end of March 2016. A quarterly collection means there will be Bob books out throughout the year as opposed to all at once toward the end of the year.
Let me know what you think… I’ve also set up a poll: