This is like waiting for Christmas to come.
That period leading up to the publication of the piece one spent so much time and labor on feels like unwrapping a brightly colored package on Christmas morning. I’ve already experienced it 31 times over as I opened the emailed j-pegs from colorist Lovern Kindzierski of the 30 individual pages plus the cover.
Then there’s the last minute shopping: prepping the artwork to provide the endpaper image and producing the montage image for the back cover.
Last minute details.