This post (the first installment in a month-long story illustrated by Marvin Mann) marks the 52nd weekly installment of JAQrabbit Tales.  Also known as a year.

That’s a total of 24 tales (including this one) and a dozen pin-ups, by eight different artists (including me).

It’s a total of 171 pages (including the 24-page story I did in 24 hours back in November).  If this was published in floppy comic books, that would be nearly 8 regular-sized issues.

And you know what? I’m really fucking proud of it.

Obviously I didn’t do it all myself… I’ve had help from some great artists. And I didn’t do it all within the past 52 weeks… I started working on this project a few years ago, and the past year’s posts represent a pretty large portion of those years’ work.

But I’m nowhere near being finished. I have dozens of additional tales already scripted, and many of them already illustrated. I’m lining up artists to do more of them, and of course I’m drawing more of them myself. I’m totally committed to a second year the series… and beyond. I recently told an artist who said that he wouldn’t have time to draw anything for me for the next year that I’d still be doing this at that time.

I have some additional projects that I want to get moving in the coming year, but my first commitment is still to telling tales.  Hence the name of this one….