I just wanted to give a quick thank you for 100 fans here on Smack Jeeves! I'm super happy that so many people have been interested in my lame little comic so far! Everyone's comments have been super motivating and I appreciate every one of you a lot!
With all that said, I wish that I had a better idea on how to celebrate this milestone. I'm unsure what people usually do for this sort of thing, so I'm sort of at a loss XD I did a raffle on @pmdrestoringthebalance on tumblr (which I still haven't finished the prizes for...), but I'm pretty unreliable on that sort of thing o.o
If anyone has any suggestions, I'm open to hearing them! Next week and the week after, I could go ahead and post twice a week if you all would like? The next four pages are a little easier on me, so it wouldn't be as much of a hassle.
Once again though, thank you all so much for the support! You all are amazing!
Pages will be coming back starting next Monday and will be going on regularly again! I'm super sorry for the unplanned hiatus. I've been super busy these past weeks, so I apologize for that. The comic is not dead though, so no worries there!
Once again, super sorry for not communicating better. I had posted some updates on my tumblr and DeviantArt, but I had forgotten to add one here to SmackJeeves too, so that's my bad. I'll be getting back to the story though!
I got a couple messages today about it from multiple people, so I thought I'd actually make a more official announcement o.o
Also, since it happens to be the 31st, Happy Halloween to you all and also happy early Día de los Muertos! Hope ya all have a good time today and the days coming! I wish I had some Halloween stuff prepared, but I haven't had as much time as I hoped. Maybe next year I'll have something prepared : P
Thanks for not getting too frustrated with the lack of updates! It's nice to know that you all are more understanding than that. Helps boost the moral. Next week though things will be back on schedule!
Just as a quick heads up, I'll be leaving for vacation in a little less than a week. I likely will be gone two Mondays, so I may not be able to update the comic until I'm back. I may bring my laptop, but I can't make any promises that I will find the time to draw.
And as for an update on the cover page that I was trying to finish today: I literally didn't sleep last night and stayed up from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am trying to finish it XD I am sooooo slow at drawing the line art ;-;-;-;-;-; (Literally sitting here, undoing a single line 30 times before I get it perfect :P) I currently need to finish coloring it and shading it. (I am never making a cover page this complicated again XD) Sorry for the wait, though. It might be posted really late tonight, since I still have quite a bit to do. If not, I'll post it tomorrow. Eventually I'll be able to stack up on more pages ahead of time so something like this doesn't happen.
Also, since this cover page is taking me a lot longer than expected, I'm not sure if I will be able to finish the first page of chapter one before I leave for vacation. I started planning out the panels, but am not very far on it. I'll try my best to make time to finish it, though!
Anyway, if I can't get a page done before I leave for vacation, I might post a few little extra art things on my tumblr blog for the comic, @pmdrestoringthebalance (pmdrestoringthebalance.tumblr.com/). It won't be anything too interesting. Just maybe a few quick sketches I made a couple months ago while trying to design a few characters that will be in chapter one.
Thanks for all of your patience! I'll try to get as much done as I can before I leave~
I'll try to avoid spamming you all with news messages, but I thought I'd just give a quick update on my plans for the comic.
I'm working on trying to get the prologue out as quickly as possible. I will say that it is seven pages long, and I've planned out the panels for them all already. I had wanted to post one every day for this next week as I finished them, but I may end up needing a day or two extra for some of them. My reason is I have a friend who just surprised me with a visit from across the country, so we've been going camping and such where I am also out of service.
After I am finally finished with the prologue, however, I will be going to a regular schedule where I will post a page every Monday, at 6 am Pacific Standard Time. I'll also work on stacking up on pages after the prologue so that if I find myself busy one week, there will still be pages for you all. Depending on how fast I can draw pages, I may even be able to post more often than four times a month, but no promises on that just yet.
Anyway, thank you all so far for all the support! I'm glad to see so many people already interested in this comic. I'm excited to show you all what I have planned for this story in the future!~
Good news, I will finally begin posting pages for this comic soon! Now that I have more free time, I will be able to try to get out pages as regularly as possible. I plan to post the Prologue's cover within this next week, perhaps within the next couple of days, so look forward to that. As I have mentioned, I'm going to be aiming to post pages once a week, every Monday. With that being said, I may or may not decide to post the prologue all at once, depending on how I feel. We'll see~
Anyway, thanks to all of you for your excitement for this comic! I'm glad to see so many people already interested in it. Hopefully I will be able to meet your expectations! Hope to hear from you all in the future~