You may have noticed the site’s archives were down over the weekend. While trying to fix something, I broke the rewrite rules for permalinks here and didn’t realize it because the main page was working fine. They should be working again now. Lucky I happened to check it.
Actually, it’s not luck, it’s related to my next point. I was out of town for Dragon*Con at the time (not as a guest, but an attendee). I always come back from Dragon*Con fired up to be creative (somewhat limited this time by having caught a cold on the last day, but still noticeably present), which is why I decided to reread the broken dolls story.
(While I was at the con, I’d hoped to talk to someone about a thing I want to do in the comic on down the road, but I never quite got a chance. I think I’ll email instead while it’s still fresh.)
As I posted to twitter a month or two ago, I was also gathering reference material to start work on the comic again, but got distracted by other things. D*C is now days in the past/a year in the future (depending on perspective).
All of this means that you may start seeing new pages in a few weeks. I still would really prefer to go back and finish coloring (or better yet, redraw) the old pages before moving on, and I really, really need a solid buffer, but given my present respiratory difficulties, I really say with any accuracy how likely any of this is.
I may also have a scanner again soon, thanks to one of my friends. While I like certain aspects of doing this digitally (especially consistent page format and panels, since I no longer have a drafting table), I prefer actually drawing with a physical pencil. Returning to scanned art and trying to fuse it with the digital parts would, however, mean another upheaval in my process.
I suspect this post may come across as slightly disjointed, for which I blame the microorganisms.