Hey guys! First of all, I'm so sorry I've been absent for so long. Last year, while amazing for me convention-wise, was terrible for me production-wise. I don't really know what happened, I just got caught in a slump and couldn't dig myself out. I've gotten your messages asking if everything's ok and asking when the comic would be back.
Truth is, I can't say when I'll be back and updating regularly again. If I do come back, I can't promise Crystal has the time to work on finishing up the coloring. I am, however, going to make a valiant effort to get pages up more often. Again, they'll be flat color and not weekly, but I'll get them up.
I did a lot of conventions in 2015 which I think may have been part of the problem. I ended up being so focussed on the shows that it detracted from my output. It was AMAZING to make it to so many of them and to meet so many new readers, but I've decided to limit it to only a few this year. That said, I've already booked Katsucon in February and Baltimore Comic Con in September. As a special treat, I'll also be appearing WITH CRYSTAL at Sakura Con out in Seattle! It's my first time out that way, so I hope you West Coast readers will stop by our booth in the Small Press Section!
Thank you guys so much for your patience. It's been rough, but I'm doing my best to come back and move the plot forward! Look forward to it!
So you guys are likely wondering why I've gone missing (again). Sorry for not reporting in sooner. The past couple of months have been less than ideal for me.
My grandfather was diagnosed with cancer so I've spent a good portion of my time putting together the means to go visit him and other members of my family, a trip which finally begins this week.
This was followed by a car accident a few weeks ago (DON'T TEXT AND DRIVE OR I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN!). If you happened upon my tumblr recently, you probably saw my post talking about it and opening commissions to cover the cost of a new vehicle since mine was totalled. We've finally settled with the insurance company and acquired the new car. The sale will run until the 19th of this month with 20% off all my books in the WS store and discounted commissions.
Finally, this is all while I'm working on a piece for the Square City Comics anthology which will be coming to Kickstarter in the not so distant future. Keep an eye out for that!
I don't expect to be able to put out more Jikoshia till the anthology is over and I'm back from the trip. Look forward to more pages come August! I'll be tabling at Otakon at the end of this month so make sure to come by, say hi, and scold me for not letting you in on these things sooner. Thanks for sticking around!
Guh! Sorry for the delay again, guys! I ran out of thumbnailed pages and this scene has been tricky for me to get all the camera angles and such how I like them. Good new though! I've made a lot of progress on that front so pages will resume THIS SATURDAY, just in time for Free Comic Book Day!
Speaking of! If you're in the Towson area, you should stop by Legends Comics and say hi to me! I'll be there all day giving out free sketches and have books available for purchase! Mention you're a reader and I'll even give you a FREE minicomic! You heard me right. FREE sketches and FREE comics. See you all there!