Hello, Xeno Trip!

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You didn’t think I was taking a break, did you?? Nothing stops the QAM Comics train!

Yesterday, I mentioned some “other stuff” that I was working on, and with TEMPLATE done, I’m now ready to share it with the world.

It is my great pleasure to formally announce the next title in the QAM Comics lineup, Xeno Trip.

Xeno Trip and TEMPLATE are kind of joined at the hip for me. I did the pitch shortly after I did TEMPLATE’s, and just like that, it fell into the slush pile black hole last year never to be seen again. In terms of tone, this project couldn’t be more different from the world Andres and I created and that’s one of the things I love the most about it. It also goes back to something I’ve said repeatedly over the months in interviews about audience cross-pollination. In terms of marketing, my next issue is always going to be the best promotion for the ones that came before it, so this is going to be the first real test to see if the two can feed off each other and grow together.

Joining me on Xeno Trip is its co-creator, the great Daniele Cosentino. And I suspect you’ll fall in love with his style the moment you lay eyes on it like I did. He absolutely NAILS characters and expressions, in additon to being just an all-around top notch storyteller. On colors, we’ve got the amazing Giulia Priori, and I couldn’t be happier to have her with us. As great as Daniele’s art is, she brings an entirely new depth and appreciation to it that I can’t put into words, which might be a problem since I’m the one writing it. And last, but definitely not least, reuniting with me from TEMPLATE on letters is MaGnUs. Those of you who have been with us all this time know the good work he does, so I’m very happy to have him back.

Say hello to the new crew!

And yes, MaGnUs will literally fight you in the face if you don’t read 🙂

Some of you may remember an inked image of Xeno Trip that I posted during the summer, with the promise of news to come shortly after. Not to mention it’s also been on the home page with the “coming when it’s ready” label since then. Well, it’s finally ready and on the way very soon.

Like next week soon.

Xeno Trip launches December 4 right here on QAMComics.com, and will be available to read/download for free each week just like TEMPLATE. We’ll be doing things a little different in terms of the publishing model, though, since Xeno Trip #1 (aka the entire month of December) will also launch on Comixology the same day. If you like Week 1 and want to read ahead of the webcomic run, all you have to do is head there and grab it for $0.99. Wash, rinse, and repeat for future issues 🙂

So here’s to the new ride. Or, in this case, trip! Take care, and I hope you’ll all come with us ‘cuz it’s gonna be fun!

-Q