First, thank you guys so much for being so awesome. 😀 I know I’ve been very quiet lately and I apologize for that. It’s been almost a month so I figure it’s time I let you know the state of my being.
I’m finally getting into a regular feeling routine again, for one thing. 🙂 It was pretty tough for a while there while I was unpacking and organizing into our new home and simultaneously starting a new full-time job in an office here in Victoria, but as of this week things are starting to feel normal again. For the first time in weeks I had both the time and the energy to sit down and draw and I got all four of the remaining pages of Renn’tekk’s story drawn in an hour and a half.
As I write this, they’re all inked, scanned, and laid out as black and white files waiting for color.
The one bit of bad news is that I was hoping to get the coloring finished this weekend, but my Intuos5 tablet’s pen decided that it had suffered enough years of abuse and it finally just up and died on me. Some bit inside that I’m not technologically saavy enough to identify broke off and took some teeny wires with it. Snap! I need a new pen.
Those things aren’t cheap, but I’ll bite the bullet and get one. I need it in order to keep working, and frankly, I really want to get the comic back on track in early February if at all possible. I’m so very, very ready to be back to making comics.
In the meanwhile, I have new content for Patreon that I can still make with either a pencil, a mouse, or a keyboard, and I think I know a tablet that I can borrow until mine is functional again.
The tentative date for my triumphant return to Prophecy of the Circle, even despite all of this adversity, is February 6th! I’ll let you guys know if that changes.
Thanks again for sticking with me through all of this chaos! Its been a hell of a trip, and you guys always had my back. I’m grateful. <3
First! If you couldn’t get the holiday wallpaper when it was first posted, try it again. There was a posting glitch and the link I had input didn’t take, so I had to code a quick workaround. All should be functioning as intended now. 🙂
Anyway! As many of you know already, I’ve been somewhat in limbo since September. I moved from Alberta to British Columbia and its been a long haul. For many months, my stuff’s been in storage while I’ve been home-hunting and job-hunting.
The good news is that both a home and a job have been found!
The bad news is that in all of the chaos, I’ve fallen woefully behind on comic work, and it doesn’t look like I’ll have time for a bit to do anything new. Starting a new job (my first day is in the beginning of January) is going to take a lot out of me at first and I’m still unpacking and trying to reassemble my home. We’re also currently without an internet connection while we wait for the telecomm company to come hook us up.
I think, all told, that I’m going to be kind to myself and take a proper hiatus both from Patreon and from the comic itself until the beginning of February. By then, I should have my new studio assembled and be settled into my new routine. When I do come back, there shouldn’t be anything else in my way for the forseeable future. I’m looking forward to it. I miss bringing this story to you guys on a regular basis. 🙂
There isn’t much left to Renn’tekk’s story, so I’ll try to finish those up and post them all in one shot once I return, and then we can get back to seeing what’s going on with Jahrd and friends in Gessick.
In the meanwhile, Happy New Year to everyone! Here’s hoping that 2017 is a much kinder year than 2016 has been to so many of us. I love all of you and I can’t wait for more adventures. 😀
Oh hey, lookit that, there’s another batch. X3 Gosh I love seeing others’ interpretations of my little universe. These are also by Alexander Shakalov, but this time I’ve also gotten confirmation that he had a co-artist for these works, so I’m going to properly credit Inessa Ephremova as well this time! Thanks a bunch for these terrific pieces. 😀