Big news today:
So. It’s been on my mind for months now, and the time has come to finally say it out loud, even though it’s not easy and it’s kind of a big deal for me: I have decided to end my webcomic Boumeries in February 2020.
It’s kind of heartbreaking, but there are a lot of reasons behind it. Come next spring I’ll be releasing Boumeries volume 10, which is a nice round number, and a great milestone. I feel like it’s a nice accomplishment to finish with. The earlier volumes (1-3) are out of print, so the collection is now incomplete. I don’t want to print them again because I’m trying to step away from self-publishing for a while.
That said, I’m also happy to announce that I’ve signed with a publisher for the Boumeries omnibus in French— hopefully I’ll find an English publisher for it soon! The first French book should come out spring 2020, right after the comic ends.
I also feel like my kids need some space away from the comics. Boumeries’ grown bigger than I ever thought it’d be, and although it makes me happy that people recognize me from my comics, it’s a little freaky that they too get recognized at the park when I’m not there with them.
It doesn’t mean the comic strips will stop entirely— I’ll probably have massive FOMO and feel like every great anecdote will be wasted, so you can still expect some short comics from time to time. The format might change. I’ll probably try new things! But quitting Boumeries will allow for other projects that I keep pushing back, like that 200+ page graphic novel I’ve wanted to work on for months now, but couldn’t. You haven’t seen the last of me, for sure!
So that’s it. There’s still a few more months of regular comics ahead, so it’s not goodbye just yet, and after that I’ll be reposting old comics to social media for old time’s sake. I’m sad but I’m also excited for the future. Thanks for sticking around for so long <3