After the last news post’s discussion, I’ve decided to go ahead with the story for now in a “sketcy” format, which only takes me 2 hours at most to do. It is only temporary, and I will go in at some point in the future, when I can financially afford to take more time off work, and ink these pages properly.This pages might have come out a little sketchier than I intended though, because I was in the car’s passenger seat on the highway when I drew it, haha… I’ll try to work a bit cleaner, but I don’t want the end result to take more time than I would usually spend penciling, since that would kinda defeat the purpose.Anyway, I’m just glad to be able to continue on with these characters.
So here’s an idea.
Would you guys be terribly upset if, at least for the time being, I continued the comic in a sketchy format, similar to the bonus comics I have been doing? Here is an example:
This takes only a couple hours instead of ALL DAY, as it would take to formally ink and tone it.
It would only be temporary, too, since I would go back and ink/shade it at a later time (definitely before any more books are printed).
Or would you rather wait a longer time, and have a higher quality of art finished on the site?
I thought I should take the holiday placeholder down since it claimed I would be back in January, and it’s currently Feb.2. I’m still planning to be back ASAP, but I can’t determine when that’s going to be. I feel like I am promising you guys stuff and not being able to deliver on it. So, regardless of if I can really control the situation or not, I’m going to just have to say I don’t really know when I will be back, as lame as that sounds.
The reason is mostly because my job has given me way more hours lately than usual. I thought after the holidays it would be less, but that didn’t turn out to be the case. It’s definitely frustrating because I’d rather be here than there. I think everybody would rather be working on something they actually enjoy, instead of being at a stressful, physically exhausting job like this. But that is the reality of my financial situation, especially since InkBlazers closed down recently. Unless I find another job that pays as much, I can’t really leave this one.
I guess the bright side of it all is that the more I work, the closer I am to paying off all my debts from college, medical, dental expenses, etc. Once I don’t have to pay those bills anymore and I can just worry about the basic rent and food kind of stuff, then it’ll be a lot more realistic for me to be an artist/website person.
Anyway, thank you very much for checking in, sorry again about the wait, and I’ll get new pages out as soon as I can.
I just wanted to let everyone know what was going on with me, because I know when the comic misses updates people get worried about whether I’m okay.
I am working on the comic today, and if I’m able to finish it, I’ll post it on time tonight. If not then I’ll be saving it until next Monday, because I have to work the rest of this week.
I had a tooth pulled on last Wednesday. I’ve been trying to save up enough money to get some dental work done for a while now, but suddenly I was in a lot of pain, so I went in. They told me they wouldn’t be able to save the tooth with a root canal anymore, and had to extract it. So I lost a back molar and it was really painful. I’ve been on medication for the pain so I’m not feeling much, but it makes my head all mushy and I have trouble concentrating.
I’m also sick with a pretty terrible cold, and cold medicine doesn’t help the brain-fuzziness either. Just a big cocktail of loopy pills.
That’s why I’m not entirely certain I can make my usual Monday deadline, and I just wanted to tell you guys about it beforehand.
I’m really sorry that there is no page today. Haven’t missed a page like this in almost a year, and I was hoping to keep things going, but financial obligations got in the way.
Unfortunately, I have had to take a job outside of comicking to keep myself afloat, and although the money is really helping, I’m unable to spend as much time on comics.
I apologize for this dead week, and I’ll do my best to build buffer back up in the following weeks to come.
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I’m trying to sell off some of my prints inventory and get some quick money to order in new stock. So I’m doing a huge deal on prints. You get three for the price of one (plus shipping). They come in various sizes (check the list to see what is available in what size), and there is a great assortment of designs from Lavender Legend, Emerald Winter, and some of my favorite anime and video games.
This is the first time I have had a comprehensive list of all my prints available in one spot. If you’d like to support me, please take advantage of this deal.