Hey! It’s Feb 15 and I’m surviving my yearly bout of seasonal affective disorder depression. Good news, the archives are finally up to date. If you want to read the whole comic from the beginning, just click the double back arrow on the navigation bar.
Short Hiatus warning:I will be taking a break from comics for a month to get caught up on some projects I’ve let slide. I have what they call “Project Debt”, where I have more projects then time to work on them. I need to be better at balancing work and family this year, especially since I have a three year old to potty train. As I mentioned before I have “S.A.D.D.” (I can haz a sadd) and January-April are the shittiest months for me to be alive. I have comics ready and scheduled until May 1st. That way I can chill out and work on some of my project debt and get my life together. I’ll spend March writing and by April I should be back to work on comics.
About May. The hiatus marks the end of Volume #11 in the comics.
It does not end on a happy note.
You have been warned.
All I can say, is the comic is about to get very dark. I had a hard time with the page in question and it took a week to draw and afterwards I felt emotionally drained. I’m still not sure if it was the right thing to do, but at this point I’ve written myself into so many corners I have to take drastic measures to make things work out. Spoilers, I still have one more volume of this comic to write. So many different directions I could take, but I need to take the shortest route. I’m worried about how people will interpret this chapter in the story. I don’t want people to think I’m making light of mental illness, or looking to end what to some is a crappy comic. I’ve noticed in other furry comics the authors have taken to addressing dark themes to validate the comic. It feels cheep and exploitive and no doubt the same will be said of me. What makes critics so mean is the sting of truth. What terrifies me is the response from you folks. Angry letters from people who hate the comic on a regular day is one thing, angry letters from people who normally love the comic is another. I guess this is a risk I’ll have to take.
If you are in the Lansing Michigan area on February 26 & 27, come to Michigan State University Comics Forum. The Amazing Sergio Argones is the key note speaker. Catch him Friday night. On saturday there will be an artist alley and presentations about the art and history of comics. MSU has a very impressive comics library and sequential arts program. Also, I’ll be there with comics to sell. It’s my only show this year. I’d love to see you there.