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Surprise! published on 2 Comments on Surprise!

In case you missed it, Messenger updated last night! I always hate leaving up a cover page at the beginning of a chapter because it seems like I’m “cheating” and skipping a real comic. But at the same time, I want people to see them before the new pages go up. It’s a struggle. :B

Not much else to report for the moment, other than I’ve utilized Webcomic’s neato archiving feature to organize the Archives exactly the way I’ve wanted them to look since FOREVER. It never made sense to organize them by date, so now they’re organized by chapters, instead. (If it seems like I’m totally playing up the Webcomic thing, that’s because I am. It is fantastic!)

You might also notice that they’re also divided under a big new heading that says “Part 1.” That’s because I’ve finally settled once and for all on how I’m dividing up the story! Part 1 will run through the end of Chapter 10, at which point things will really start to turn. At some point I’ll throw in the title and so on, but I’m not quite there, yet. That’s quite some time from now, so no point in giving things away so soon. 😉

The past couple of weeks have been full of stuff related to new-house-issues and other time consuming things, so I’ve hit the end of my buffer and book work has slowed to a minor halt. This week will include putting together the next few weeks’ pages and then digging back into the book. I’ve got about half the pages at least inked, most are completely done. I have a lot of the written stuff done, but I need to draw the accompanying illustrations. Things to do.

In other quick notes, my friend Arby is rebooting her webcomic, Grayling! It just started yesterday, so even though there’s not much available yet, you should check it out. She’s also going to be putting out a print version soon, so you can read the new stuff before it hits the internet. And speaking of that, I put together an ad that’s going in it somewhere! I spent far too long making it, but it’ll do.

messenger ad

That’s all for now! Have a great rest of the week, and come back Monday for a new page! 🙂

things in progress

things in progress published on No Comments on things in progress

So I’m still in the middle of this moving thing. Well, actually, I’m moved, there are just several other complicating factors involved. I had planned on getting some proper cover art up, but that didn’t work out properly since I hadn’t made it before moving and I don’t really have any workspace for things like that yet. So this latest page is just a placeholder for things to come.

Meanwhile, I’m working at uploading the other pages I’ve missed in the past few weeks. I found the folder I packed the comic originals in, set up a little scan station on the bed with my laptop, and set to work. Working on getting these things ready for upload this way is slow as molasses, but it works. The internet is just as slow for the most part, but it’ll have to do. I’m too annoyed with not updating when I have comics set to go.

Right now I have stuff prepared through the first few weeks of February, but hopefully everything will just be set up (like the internet, and my desk, and everything else) properly by then and it won’t even be a problem. Hopefully. I’m crossing my fingers.

Anyway, that’s all I have for now. Watch out for a handful of new pages in the next day or so as I get it all together, and if you have a chance, why not give me a vote? I’d really appreciate it!

calling it what it is

calling it what it is published on 3 Comments on calling it what it is

Oh, hi. I remember this.

So I haven’t updated in quite some time. Unfortunately, life has gotten far busier than I planned on (when does it not?) and I’ve been caught up in all the wedding stuff, and graduating stuff, and job-hunting stuff, and so here I am, comic-less. I keep working with good intentions of updating, but I just never get a chance to with so much other stuff going on. It’s frustrating, but the end really is in sight.

Having thought about it, I’m just going to call it what it is and take a break. The story isn’t caught in mid-chapter, I have the next ten or so pages sketched up, and some of them even inked and colored, so I’m in a good place to be ready to go when I get there. But for the next month, I’m going to be up to my eyeballs in crazy. I’m getting married in two weeks (holy crap when did that happen) and then I’m going on a roadtrip for the next three weeks after that, so while all I’d really like to do is get a comic done, I know it ain’t getting done in that span of time. :/

My plans for doing the book are still on, but like everything else, that takes time and I want to do it well, so in reality it takes even more time. But it will be worth it when I get there.

My plan is to be back and ready to go on the 27th, which is right around the time I first started posting the comic back in 2004. It makes sense, and it falls in a nice spot, time-wise. So that shall be that.

In the meantime, this is probably a nice chance to go back and catch up on the story if you’ve missed anything. And if you were ever thinking of clicking the “Donate” button in the sidebar, this would be a good time since my hosting bill comes up while I’m gone and my budget is looking kind of rough at the moment. D:

In any case, I apologize for all the delays and if all goes well they won’t last much longer. Thank you for sticking by me, and I hope you’ll stop by on the 27th! <3

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