This post is very over due. I just wanted to update you all on what has been going on. I'll try to keep it brief as I can without leaving anything out. First of all I want to acknowledge that I haven't really been active ANYWHERE online. This is for a few reasons. While I was able to maintain a some what consistent existence on a few sites during my last school year, things changed afterwards. Over the summer I had three jobs, and that changed to two during the beginning of last semester. My classes for my veterinary tech program have been both difficult and rewarding and between school and work its been an emotional ride. I nearly failed one of my classes last semester but I managed to pass with a decent grade. This semester I have twice as many classes, but its come with a different challenge. Part of the reason it took me so long to write this journal is because I didn't want to say anything before I was certain of how things would be, but still nothing seems certain. There was a financial aid hiccup and while I'm starting to see the end of that issue, its still unclear how I'll be able to maintain my classes and two jobs after solving that.
While I have had free time here and there, my motivation to do art plummeted from stress and guilt, and with it went my desire to look at any social website. I apologize for my silence.
I still have very little inspiration for art. I haven't drawn anything truly substantial digitally since April. I have managed to draw some things traditionally though so it hasn't entirely left me.
While my art has been at an all time low, I've managed to stay creative in another way.
After giving it a huge amount of consideration, I've decided I want to start TLB from the beginning. It was in dire need of redoing with improved artwork and more solid writing. I saw so many flaws in the last iteration and I know I started the comic not worrying about the artwork because I just wanted it to be made as a challenge to myself, the story has grown into something much larger and I intend to treat it as such in its next incarnation.
I've completely rewritten my world building, and I've written a new script all the way up to chapter 13 at this time.
When I start drawing again, I plan on posting all of my concept art online for you guys to comment on, make predictions and hopefully enjoy.
I plan on giving the comic a new and improved style while still keeping to its semi-realistic and dark roots. I hope you guys will look forward to it as much as I do!
One more thing worth note would be, over the course of December, me and Hobbes(Dehaha1) have happily formed a relationship <3 He makes me so happy. I wanted you all to know who has been helping me through these hard times most of all. Send him all of your love!
To end this, I want to say there are quite a few of you I miss talking too. I know its not the easiest to reach me online anymore but I am on skype almost all the time now and days. So feel free to ask for my Skype, I'd love to talk and keep in touch <3
Thank you for reading! I hope everything is well with you all.