I really should be getting ready. I've got to get out of here and head up to NYC today because one of my oldest friends is getting married, but I wanted to take a minute and talk about this amazing week I've just had. The biggest news and the high point of my week, was The Battle Of Blood And Ink is finally out in the world, having been released this past Tuesday. Jared and I are both absolutely thrilled and have already been bombarded with people sending us picks of their copies. The thing I notice is how excited they all look. That is a wonderful feeling when something you had a hand in making gives people genuine joy. For myself it was beyond amazing to hold the book in my hand and by able to see it completed. what really knocked my socks off was seeing the book out and about in stores! A friend of Jared's, Laura Burns, sent this picture:
"Axelrod and Walker use rich visual details of luxury and the street life
to underscore just how divided the city really is. With a spunky,
headstrong female lead and an abundance of steampunk touches—airships,
ray guns, and printing presses—this original graphic novel hits all the
right buttons . . . or should we say levers?"
I'm glad to see people are digging it and I can't wait to have conversations with people about it.