Thus concludes the Interlude, and Chapter Two, and what I like to think of as Volume One! I’m trying out a few new things for Chapter Three, and it’s going to take a bit of planning that I didn’t have time to completely finish. Since it’s the start of Volume Two, my goal is actually to make Chapter Three a good starting point for those who don’t want to go all the way back to the beginning of the story. Optional take off points in stories can be kind of neat, I find.
And that’s not the only thing I want to try, but I need to do some testing first.
I also haven’t taken a break from the comic in a few years, so I figure that taking a month to rejuvenate my art skills is probably something I should do. Every once in a while I need to just step back for a while.
The hiatus isn’t a total hiatus this time, however! On the website here, things will definitely be quiet. But I did prepare some material to run in my absence on the Prophecy of the Circle Patreon, as a continued thanks to those who chip in every month and help keep food on my table, paints on my desk, and the website running more or less smoothly. You’re all welcome to that bonus material if you so choose. I’m keeping it cheap. For a $2 pledge, you get access to the Patreon tier where I usually post the comic early each week. In place of that comic, for a month I’ll be running a written bonus story about events leading up to the beginning of Chapter Three that we wouldn’t have otherwise seen. In the $3 tier where I usually post the pencils and inks of each comic page, I’m running small illustrations and sketches to go along with those stories.
If $2 or $3 is out of your price range, which it definitely is for many, I know (it often is for me, in fact), it’s not anything you desperately need to know, and it won’t hurt your experience if you don’t follow along with those bits. But for anyone who does want to contribute, it’s an enhancement. It’s a bonus. Just a gift to say thanks.
As a reminder, I do keep the Patreon pretty active. For a pledge of $5 a month, there are updates nearly every day of the week, and I like to add more extra goodies whenever I can. I’m brainstorming up some new ones over the next month, too. Just more tokens of my appreciation.
So whichever way you choose, I’ll either see you around the comments section of Patreon, or I’ll see you back here in a month. I’m looking forward to it.