After 18 months of writing and illustrating almost 60 stories, with tens of thousands of words, more than 600 illustrations and a 220-page book, I’ve said pretty much everything I wanted to say and accomplished what I wanted to accomplish. Last week’s story, I’ve decided, will be the last of the Sleeper Ave. tales.
I want to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who supported this project, for your pledges through Beacon Reader, for your letters and comments, for your purchase of the Sleeper Ave. book, and for all the kind words of encouragement and appreciation that I’ve received from so many of you.
I may be finished producing Sleeper Ave., but I’m not finished writing and drawing. I’m returning to my journalistic roots. From now through November (and probably long after) I’ll be blogging about the craziest election of our times. I thought I was finished with all that when I stopped editorial cartooning, but what ink-stained wretch with a still-beating heart could possibly resist this campaign? You can read my new posts either at Edsteinink.com or at Medium.com.
I very much hope that you’ll continue to follow my work. Thanks again for making Sleeper Ave. possible.
Goodbye for now, or as we say in the newspaper trade: