Hello dear readers,
Hold on to something, because I'm about to shake things up. I'm taking a brief hiatus from the comics. Not because I'm quitting — far from it; I'm refocusing my efforts on getting the site all polished and running properly with the combined effort of a much more web-savvy friend than I. It helps that I have a collection of comics to put up on the site in the meantime. Another important aspect of the site is traffic. I'll be looking into advertisements and getting link-ups with other comic sites to draw in visitors, and ad revenue!
The reason behind this change? My efforts between my job, the comics, and the site are piling and things are getting put on the back burner, and burning. I may have a little...overzealous, with my initial resolution of a comic a day for a year. I was never too big a believer in guys being bad at multi-tasking, but I can see a change in the quality I expect from my art since I picked up designing the site and getting those ducks in a row. My head is swimming here! My method of hand-drawing everything takes a lot of time when details need to be redrawn with a varying degree of precision, rather than digitally reproduced. I need to make that jump into digital drawing, learning Photoshop or Illustrator, and coloring.....which seems like a daunting task, but there's "Blank for Dummies" books for everything!
I'm very appreciative of the goal I initially set, the body of work I've created, and the skills I've honed on my own, however, I bit off more than I could chew. Once the site gets running smoothly, I'm thinking of adapting a more reasonable comic update schedule, probably a 3 comic a week update in the beginning. That will give me time to spend on drawing as well as practice. I've bookmarked tons of tutorials, diagrams, and techniques for improving drawing that I'd love to get started on.
Thank you for being understanding, and thank you for following my comics; it's much appreciated!
p.s. - I will be finishing the comics through the end of May, and posting them as I do to tide you over for a little bit.