Okay, I know I said I wasn't going to talk about Yenny #4 again until I got some news. Well, it's not much, but I GOT some news.
Back in early February when Yenny #4 was first slated to come out, I called Coy's Comics (my favorite comic book shop since childhood) about reserving some copies. The guy I spoke to said that they didn't normally get Yenny in since it was a small press book (i.e an independantly published title that had small print numbers and equally small circulation), but that he'd leave a message with his boss to call me if it happened to show up.
Jump ahead almost two months. My phone rang about a half hour ago. It was the manager of Coy's Comics. He said my friend Jason (whichever friend that may have been. I know a few Jason's, and he didn't specify which one) had come into special order Yenny #4, and the manager wanted to know if I wanted him to special order any issues for me. In the end, we agreed that he'd order me ten copies for myself, plus I'd come in and autograph five copies that would be on display in the shop.
According to the manager, the issue could come out anywhere between next Wednesday and the middle of April. Similarly, I've heard from my friend Adam Talley that Yenny #4 is due out on April 5th. So regardless of which source you want to quote, it looks like the book is coming out in the next month.
It was a good feeling to get that call. Coy's was a real sanctuary for me growing up, and provided me with my best education in comic books and their rich history. So the prospect of having my signature emblazened upon a published comic book to which I contributed my talents is a real landmark event in my life, and it's an honor to be featured in such a sacred temple from my childhood. It's like coming full circle. And it feels good.