Nicholas Gurewitch Semi-Retires ‘Perry Bible Fellowship’
Nicholas Gurewitch, creator of the weekly comic Perry Bible Fellowship, announced plans this week to move his phenomenally successful web- and print-based comic strip into semi-retirement.
After the first print collection of his PBF strips, The Trial of Colonel Sweeto and Other Stories, sold more than $300,000 in pre-orders alone, Gurewitch announced on Monday to both the newspapers carrying his strip and the general public that he now plans to move the strip into semi-regular production.
"I feel I owe it to myself and the Perry Bible Fellowship not to turn a joyful diversion into a long career," wrote Gurewitch of the decision.
According to Gurewitch, several of the newspapers carrying his strip will continue to do so, despite its irregular production. The creator now plans to devote his time to other projects.
This announcement came on the heels of what could possibly be one of the strangest interviews ever conducted on FOX News, in which Gurewitch and the FOX interviewer, Greg Gutfeld, attempted to perform a live-action reenactment of a PBF strip.
Blorgable.com spoke with Gurewitch about the experience:
"Visiting Fox News in New York felt like journeying into Mordor," Gurewitch confided later. "Pretty exciting. And a lot more pleasant, probably."
According to Gurewitch, who plans to live off sales of the collection and PBF prints for the immediate future, a second print collection could be in the works, too.
"At this point we’re selling off what remains of the second printing," Nicholas says. But what lies in the future? "I think we’re looking at something larger for the next book. Dark Horse Publishing said they were down for doing a 256-pager, which is great by me. Maybe something to the effect of the Perry Bible Fellowship Almanac.""