Like a lot of artists, I self-publish an annual sketchbook. This was to have been the front cover of my 8th book, but I liked the vines at the top and did not want it to be covered by a logo so used it as the back cover instead. If you were at the Boston Comic-Con, you might have seen me pencilling the drawing. If you were at the Phoenix Comic-con, you might have seen me inking it.
The sketchbooks contain never-published or little seen art. Some contain new stories. One has an alternate ending to a story arc, and another has a step-by-step look at how I create a story from how I got an idea while traveling in Spain with Sergio to the outline to thumbnails to a finished, new story.
No doubt some of these sketchbook entries will be reprinted down the line, maybe in another Art of Usagi book.