Hello friends! And possible enemies. Would enemies read this if I had them? Would friends? Am I alone in a hungry, empty void? Is this real? Are YOU REAL? Are these WORDS? Am I but a ghost adrift in a--
Let's start again. *ahem*
Well, it's Sunday, and if you're a watcher of this here gallery, you may have noticed a lack of updates this weekend. A lack which is most CERTAINLY not because I kicked my feet up and/or went fishing, or watched football, or strolled the ramparts of my castle, gazing thoughtfully upon creation.
...Okay, it MIGHT have been those things too, but the purpose of this journal update is to...update. And so...
The latest Bomango story arc here has been a real joy--and a surprisingly tricky thing--to do, and like any work in progress with a (sort of) live audience, new angles and perspectives inform the way forward. I knew where things would go, but getting there has sometimes changed along the way.
I feel like I've been hitting the notes I wanted to hit, and the response has been really interesting. Thank you very much for that! But after a read-through, what I had originally planned for the next few pages didn't gel quite right, so I rethought my approach.
Short version: the next update has been delayed for at least a couple more days as I redo some things. No huge, fundamental changes to what I had in mind, more a change in layout and pacing.
So I haven't fallen off, and there will be more soon! Thanks for your patience!
That's all the "important" stuff. On a more personal note, I'd like to thank readers old and new for making me making comics such a worthwhile experience. I don't think my gratitude is always expressed properly.
I've had a rough summer due to some personal issues, stuff that I had thought I was dealing with sufficiently, but that I hadn't really sought help with. I reached a breaking point of clarity several weeks ago regarding some mental health issues, and have been finding my way to a better place ever since. Medication, counseling, and life changes have been a hard but rewarding step so far. It's a day to day journey, as I'm sure more than a few readers might know themselves. But through it all, I've grown to love the work of writing, drawing, and creating even more, and I'm grateful to those who support me in that. Too often we worry about what we lose or stand to lose in life, instead of finding comfort in what we have.
Right, schmaltz over. Back to creating silly comics and stuff.