This week, Long John Volume 3––”Making Smoke”––goes live on the Etsy store. Like the other two volumes, it runs at a cost of $8 per issue plus $3 shipping, but what a package you’ll be getting.

In addition to 36 pages of brand new story and exclusive behind the scenes art (that won’t be posted online), you’ll get a one-of-a-kind Long John sketch by D. Bethel himself on a thick, card stock comic book backing board. Also, the package includes the beloved Long John bookmark.

Furthermore, if you’re new to the comic or have enjoyed the comic and want to throw some monetary support our way, for the first time a book bundle is being offered! For the first time at the store, you can buy all three books at a discounted price. Whereas the buying the books on their own would cost you $8 a piece, if you buy the bundle at a mere $20 plus shipping, the math speaks for itself.

Like with the books themselves, if you buy the bundle, you’ll also get an original Long John sketch on a card stock comic book backing board and a bookmark.

Now, I’m going to be honest, I’ve got more copies of Long John, Volume 1 on the way, but I’ll gladly sell through the remaining stock of Volume 1 that I have.

Which leads me to my next bit of news:

Long John Chapter 3 Begins on on Tuesday, June 12!

Twice a week––Tuesdays and Thursdays––Chapter 3 will post to the website for your reading pleasure. And with it will come the page notes you have come to expect from Long John updates, including thoughts about the creative process, inspirations, and behind the scenes looks at the creation of Chapter 3.

With over thirty pages, that means fifteen weeks of uninterrupted Long John content for absolutely free.

So this would be a good point to go back and read through Long John volumes 1 & 2 again to refamiliarize yourself with the story, the characters, and unanswered questions.

So, whether you pick up Volume 3 today or wait to read it on the website, there’s a lot of Long John coming your way this summer. I can’t wait for you to see it!