But The Damage Is Irreversible
When Dale and I called time out from A Lesson Is Learned in 2006, I had no idea if there would ever be another episode. After 41 restlessly changing installments, it seemed the experiment had run its course. There were new challenges to tackle, creative and professional. Dale and I had moved to different cities on different coasts. And yet about a year ago, thanks to the advent of telephonic communication, we started talking about bringing back A Lesson Is Learned. At least one time…
So five and a half years later, here's the new episode, "I Name Thee Annihilator!". It's a real ALILBTDII. Dale's script is, in my opinion, one of his best. Hilarious, poignant, and full of clever symmetries. Doing the art felt just like the old days. I found myself right back in that world of dread and whimsy (dreadsywhim).
Even to this day we hear from readers who want to buy prints of the back catalog. So to thank all of you for still caring after all these years, we're offering a limited run of a handful of the most popular and best episodes as high quality giclée prints. Looking back at the Gun of True Love, the yeti episode, the one with The Devil, and Ghost Dog, I feel that Annihilator fits right in. Which is pretty cool.
I want to thank my dad, Jesse Hellman, for producing this limited run of prints of archival prints. He's as big a fan of ALIL as there is, so we're very honored to receive his generous assistance.
For those who may not have heard from me in five and a half years, you can follow my more recent exploits at davidhellman.net, and on my Facebook page where I always post news. I'm also active on Twitter as @davidhellman.
Last month I ran a Kickstarter with writer Tevis Thompson to produce a comic book called Second Quest. The Kickstarter is over, but late next year you should be able to buy the finished book if you aren't already on board.
So thank you Dale, thank you Dad, thank you readers! We had an awesome time with this new story and hope you really love it. Dale and I have some more ideas bubbling, so I feel pretty comfortable saying that the next ALIL will arrive in less than five and a half years.
P.S. Happy Birthday Dale!!!!
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