Update 3/22/19

Hello Lovelies,

I’ve missed you all, and I hope everyone had a great holiday season. I’m excited to share that I passed my 2nd big work-related test, which means my day time job is officially secured! I can’t thank you all enough for you patience with this hiatus. If it weren’t for the extra study time, I truly don’t think I’d have passed. Thank you!

I do have some sad news to share. The kitten I brought home in August, got very sick this winter. The vet diagnosed her with FIP, which is an incurable sickness. Her health and quality of life deteriorated to a point that I had to make the difficult decision to put her to sleep. I know the passing of a pet is part of life, but it was a first for me. My heart goes out to any of you who have gone through a similar loss.

On a brighter note, I’ve been searching for a home, and I found one! The house won’t be move-in ready until November, so I’ll be moving into a temporary rental in the mean time. Eight months to go; the excitement is torture!

So, now for the big question… Is the comic coming back?

I’ve given it deep thought, and… Yes! The Archer and the Squirrel will return! And in order to make production more manageable for me, I’ve decided to create the story with a new approach. With my current pace, it’ll take another 12 years to complete this story, but I want to finish it sooner. To accomplish this, I’ll be changing the story’s format from a traditional graphic novel style to a graphic novel/picture book/written novel hybrid.

This will be a completely new formate for me, so I’ll need to play with it a bit before I publish new pages. Also, I want the entire story to be told in the same style, so I will be be starting again from the beginning. 

At this time, I’m shooting to resume publishing in August. I know that’s a ways out, but that time will be used to: practice creating with a new style, practice literary writing, finding an editor that specializes in novels, building up a good page buffer, and of course finding a temporary rental I can move into. I thank you again for your patience.

Hugs,

Tieback

3 thoughts on “Update 3/22/19

  1. glad to hear the job news and the home news is going well, and much exciting news is happening in the planning of Archer & Squirrel.

    very sorry to hear about the kitten.

    all the best as you rise to these new challenges. i’m very intrigued about the new format and can’t wait for august. =)

  2. I am very glad that you’re back at it and everything works out for you. =) Also my condolences for the kitten. Had a dog we didn’t know to have cancer. His health went downhill over night and he was laid to rest on the same day. Oh well, life goes on… Parents made friends with a new dog and my beloved brought a cat into our home. I still have a photo of the old fluffball on my desk, though.

    Now, about the new format, to cheer matters up… =D

    I’m very much looking forward to that. The kind of story you are telling should fit this style of book perfectly. I know drawing panels for picture books can be much harder. There’s more story to squish into a single panel, and quite temporally disconnected, but you’ll do fine.

    Under an old page, you mentioned that you consider getting the then comic published and printed when done. I don’t know whether you’d still consider it, and it is certainly quite early to decide on that, but as food for thought: If yer going to get it print a few years down… how about adding the old pages as a bonus piece of history? =)

    Until then, I’ll continue being patient.

    Thanks for the update and best of wishes!

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