I did some calculations on how long it would take me to get part 1 out. Seeing as the book is doubling as my Senior Project for my Sequential Art final, and I plan on having it finished for presentation within the spans of a school quarter (10 weeks). If I were to finish pencil and ink at least 2 pages each day during the week for those 10 weeks, I could likely have the Part 1 done, finished and ready for publication and print by no later then June 1st...give or take a couple of weeks for word balloons and design adjustments.
Don't quote me just yet...but you may not have to wait until the end of the year to get your hands on a copy.
Cross your fingers!