Before leaving for Japan, I have been working on the next Dragon and Goat book: Dragon and Goat and the S’parktacular S’particles. The comic began 10 years ago as a daily comic strip running five days a week in the University of Tennessee’ Daily Beacon, until I took the comic to China where D&G frolicked in the full-color English insert of the Shenzhen Daily. While at the University of Illinois (and a little afterwards), I contributed D&G to the Daily Illini for about four years. And then…I took a break to work on some other comics projects until now.
With the new book, Dragon and Goat will abandon the comic strip format to become a full-page comic and I’m anticipating the release to be around this September once the coloring and final writing is finished. So what’s it about? Well, Goat, now a research intern at Argonne National Laboratory, has been talked into taking Dragon and Magnet (they’re robotic dog) to work. And, you guessed it – hijinks ensue!