Pre-orders for Schlock Mercenary book 10, The Longshoreman of the Apocalypse, open on May 19th.
That's one week from Monday. I don't have the hand or the hours to do as many sketch editions as I've done in the past, so we're limiting those to 500. You have been warned.
Meanwhile, we have other original art available for you over on eBay. They are:
- The cover art
- The first appearance of LOTA
- The last strip in the book, in which we see Brad's memorial.
- Marker art featuring Schlock and Mini-Schlock
LOTA was my 2nd Hugo-nominated work. The print collection features a bonus story by Jim Zub, drawn by Ben McSweeney, colored by Travis Walton, and approved as canon by me. This is the first time such a thing has happened, and I'm pretty excited by it. If you're wondering what's been going on with the in-universe Schlock TV show, you should be pretty excited too.
This book is kicked off by a very powerful introduction by my friend Myke Cole. I can't talk that part up enough, so I shan't even try.
Anyway, May 19th. I plan to start sketching a week later when pallets of LOTA arrive, and we plan to start shipping sketched and unsketched books almost immediately, with the last of the pre-orders going out in dribs and drabs by mid-June.