It's hard to imagine, but today is the Final Order Cutoff date for I Hate Fairyland #5. The fifth issue will wrap up the first story ARC of the hilarious series, and I'm sure we'll be moving forward to even more entertaining things with issue #6 and beyond. Writer and illustrator Skottie Young thanked fans with a sketch today, and spoke about his feelings on creator-owned comics on his website.
Part of what he said was:
"The thing is, when launching a creator owned book, there's no certainty. So you are going with an untested and throwing it out in the world and hope they don't reject it. So when that issue hits and it's embraced, you feel like you've conquered a pretty big challenge. Until you realize you have to do it again on issue two, you know, to make sure it wasn't a fluke. Then three, and so on. Making to the end of my first story in Fairyland is a really big deal for me and so I celebrate with all of you."
Read more here.
I feel like this is one of the most unique titles on shelves today, and Skottie Young's style is so alive and brilliant, it's hard to miss. I've been a supporter of the series since the first issue, and I fully intend on being around for the long haul. It's sure to be an exciting ride.