According to Jaynelle Rude, her husband Steve Rude has finished the thumbnails for the new Nexus story (coming at you in 2012 from Rude and writer Mike Baron courtesy the fine people at Dark Horse Comics) and is now hard at work on the actual pages themselves. Plus this little tantalizing tidbit: "Steve went over the page count so they're trying to figure out how to fit it in."
A longer story? Or a little bit of editing, and a bonus extra-length version for the hardcore Nexus fans (like me) when it's collected as a trade? Either way, it's a win-win situation for those of us who love our comics in flavors of awesome and super-cool.
Look, you don't have to take my word for it! If you have Facebook, you can see for yourself. Isn't that cool? You can look right over his shoulder (it's rude of us to do this to Rude) and if you pay attention, you will see how genius creates a legend. I didn't realize Rude used a blue pencil to lay down his initial lines. I've learned something already. Check out the photo reference of head shadows/lighting, "B&W design" and the little notes and panels scrawled out in what appears to be red marker. Rude's even got the layout for Ylum's "new concourse" up there so he can keep it consistent with the older comics.
I don't know about you, but I'm suddenly excited for this new year!