Worth checking out is the first installment of CBR’s new Sunday Conversation series, with Greg Rucka. It’s frustrating only in so far as it’s far too short – I love long, meandering interviews, I think it’s a wonderful way to get insight into the subject – and it’s maybe a little too Portland-centric for those of you who don’t live in this fine city, but still: Rucka’s a fascinating writer, one of the most interesting in mainstream comics, and interviews with him are always a good time.
Plus, you get this:
I just spoke with James Lucas [Jones] at Oni yesterday, and he said they’re going to solicit [the next Stumptown arc] for September. “The Case of the Baby in the Velvet Case” is the next arc. So that’ll be in September. And then there’s some other stuff brewing, but I can’t talk about it yet, unfortunately… The thing is, I’ve got a real bad record of announcing — with the best of intentions — something that I believe will be coming out and for one reason or another, it goes snafu. Frankly, I get nervous even talking about “Stumptown” right now, just because I would much rather wait until it’s solicited. I will say with “Stumptown” specifically, and I feel that in general about my work, we’re not soliciting anything anymore unless we’re sure we’re going to hit the dates. I just don’t ever want to get into a situation that we found ourselves in with the last “Stumptown” arc. I do not want three or four months wait between issues. We’re going to make damn sure that we have every one of these issues locked and loaded before we’re even going to tell people, “Yes, you may order them.”
I loved the first arc of Stumptown, and knowing that we’ll see another arc before the end of the year makes me very happy indeed.