It is official-- Battling Boy v.1 is completed and in production. There is a set release date for BBv.1, although it is up to my publisher First Second to make that announcement, in conjunction with their larger marketing plan for BB. I begin work on BBv.2 in December 2012, with a 9-10 month production schedule locked in for 2013. I am currently working on another project, which will be most of my creative concern for November 2012. Details to come.
Typically for Pope, he can't announce one project without trailing another. The man is a either a sadist or a masochist, I haven't decided yet (above image is "one of ... many cover concepts for BBv.1. - Battling Boy and Dad.").