Several of my plants have also drowned, although I might be the culprit in those cases.
My book has been out in Norway for a few weeks now, and while I still haven’t really dared to ask my publisher how sales have been going across Norway, my PERSONAL stash of “free” books sold out pretty quickly! Turns out several of my friends and co-workers wanted copies for themselves, and also additional copies as Christmas gifts for their friends and relatives. I definitely approve!
So now I’ve replenished my inventory of books by buying another batch directly from my publisher, which I was planning to eventually put up for resale through a web store of some kind here on my site. Until then, you can just grab a copy directly from me, which I of course will sign and draw in! It will cost only kr 250,- for the book+shipping within Norway. Just email me or leave a comment here if you’re interested! Oh by the way, if you support Optipess on Patreon, you get FREE shipping within Norway. Go to this Patreon post for details!
Dare I say this book is the perfect Christmas gift to any geek and/or regular person in your life? Yes, I dare saying it!
(Also, for you Norwegians: Jeg tar selvsagt Vipps!)
You can get a drawing of whatever you like (within reason, please no unicorns riding bicycles) in your personalized book. Above are some examples! (I’ve grown quite fond of that ridiculous Glasses Guy/Cthulhu hybrid myself…)
Oh, and if anyone outside of Norway wants to order a copy, get in touch and we’ll work something out! (Quick estimate: The book+shipping will be about $31 for European orders, or $36 for international orders. I take PayPal, of course.)
PS: Just to be clear, the book is in Norwegian, but can of course be enjoyed in any language as a lot of my comics are wordless anyway.
The proverbial cat is out the bag! An OPTIPESS BOOK will appear in bookstores here in Norway this autumn. (In Norwegian. An English version might follow down the line!) It will be released through renowned publisher Gyldendal, and I couldn’t be more excited! Here is a teaser image. (Not the final cover, mostly because I’ve already made another one.)
Woo! And yeah, this is why I’ve occasionally been busy elsewhere lately. I hope you can forgive me being overly coy about it, but I really didn’t want to jinx it. (I’ve probably somehow jinxed it NOW, though.) New Optipess comics will appear next week, hopefully following the regular schedule from then on.
Oof, I’ve spent the last few days sick in my bed, only getting up occasionally to lie on my couch instead – so I haven’t been able to draw any comics unfortunately. But with some luck I should probably recover in time for regular updates continuing later this week. Fingers crossed! Until then, here is a time-lapsed making-of video showing how the recent comic ”Searching…” was made.
My pesky day job summoned me out of town this week, so there was unfortunately no time left to make a comic for today. Instead, check out this video documenting my process of producing the comic Important Timing from a while back. Enjoy! Regular comic updates should resume soon.