Sunday, January 11, 2009

Gone in sixty seconds

The latest news is I'll be leaving Supergirl after issue #38. I'm not sure if I'll be completing the entire lead story. I'd like to but am leaving for vacation on February 1st. The way work dribbles in on the book, I don't know if I'll have the entire issue to finish before I go.

Based on some recent developments in my personal life, it's not the greatest time for me to be leaving the book--and the steady paycheck of a monthly--but the decision wasn't mine this time. I could bore you with the backstage shenanigans but there's a reason they're called backstage shenanigans. Because, y'know...it's mischief and it's behind the scenes. Anyway, I wish the team nothing but luck.

So...what's next for me? That's in the process of being worked out but rest assured I'll land on my feet. Always have, always will. I've been moonlighting as a writer for a video game company the past year, I plan on devoting more time to that work and I expect you'll be seeing me focus on writing more comics and inking less. I think I prefer to sit in the driver's seat...not the ejector seat.

Stay tuned for the further adventures of America's favorite writer/inker!

9 comments:

Ned said...
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Brad Brown said...

Hey Keith,

Sorry to hear that. I love comics, but from what I've heard over the years it's not an industry for the faint of heart to work in.

PAT said...

What the CRAP!?

Jessica said...

Okay it could be the fact that I am blonde but I can not find your email address... Sadly Fred couldnt afford to have me hired there anymore so he got rid of me... Atleast thats what he told me so I am moving to mansfield back to my moms. So email me at dudzicjes@hotmail.com so i have your email, i'd hate to loose contact with you when we have this bet going on ;-) And hey whatever is going on in your personal life I hope it all works out, it could be just a front but you seem to handle life with a great attitude. Well hope all is well

MrNinja said...

Hey Mr. K
Sorry to hear you're leaving Supergirl. But I'm sure you'll have a great vacation!

Have you seen this talk by Scott McCloud on Understanding Comics?

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/scott_mccloud_on_comics.html

I thought the 'infinite canvas' stuff was pretty cool, but I'd be interested in your thoughts.
Any idea if his book "Understanding Comics" worth picking up and reading?

keith champagne said...

Thanks, Brad.

What the CRAP is right, Pat.

Jess, my email is keith.o.graphics@snet.net

Q, it's been a while since I read it but I really enjoyed Understanding Comics. I should probably read it again. I remember especially liking the section dealing with the passing of time between panels.

Dan said...

Very sorry to hear that we're losing you on Supergirl.

Who would dare break up the Jamal/Keith team????

I'll definitely be picking up The Mighty dude!

All the best.

Dan

PS. Liking the new blog design.

Keith said...

Good question, Dan. Maybe Jamal knows. Make sure you let me know what you think of the Mighty. Pete and I feel like we've got a winner on our hands.

Lewis Lovhaug said...

Hey, Keith! Love the new blog design. Frankly I wouldn't be too worried about turnover in Supergirl (seriously, they should just give it another fresh start by now considering how much creative turnover the book has had).