It's been almost a year since I translated the first half of the second volume of Red Ketchup, and it only occurred to me that I should at least attempt to make the second half available this year. A year between scanlation side projects is simply too long a wait time, regardless of quality.
|This made me laugh more than I care to admit.|
Another reason for the long delay was that after I posted the first half, very few people bothered to download it in the first place, leaving me to feel that there wasn't much of a demand for Red Ketchup in the first place. This might've been tempered by a certain warning image that likely scared some people off:
|This one, f'r instance.|
What spurred my interest back in the project was a recent article that signaled attention towards this old Canadian comic using my old blog post as a reference. The number of commenters there suggested to me that there was still viable interest out there. They also brought up the suggestion that Canadian-borne Drawn & Quarterly might have some interest in producing the title in English, though it's certainly more risque than their usual titles by Seth, Michel Rabagliati and Adrian Tomine. It's somewhat closer to the dark humour of Yoshihiro Tatsumi and Chester Brown, so there's still hope there for a certain red-haired FBI agent strangling a penguin's neck out.