Friday, June 17, 2011

The Late, Late News

So...avoidance can only take me so far. I had planned on making these announcements months ago but procrastinated. Then, my brother gave me a little bit of a verbal bitch slap the other day and so here I am. Here goes...

I'm going to be taking a little break from web comics, probably until the fall. I know I've not really done anything since January but here is my formal announcement. I will be coming back but I want to make comics, web and print, and illustration my day job and to do that I need to do a bit of planning. I'm giving myself until September at the latest to get my shit together and get back to work. I know that my past record of updating (or not updating rather) is inspiring oh so much faith in my words. I can't say that I will be a steady rock of updatitude but I'm going to try.

When I come back however, Of Snakes and Apples won't be along for the ride. Yep, I'm ending OSAA. I have 3 pages that I've drawn and inked and will be posting them this weekend but that is all. It's been a great few years, I love my fans and the friends I've made along the way but it's become purely an obligation to create anymore. It's also not the right comic for the creator that I want to be.

When I first started OSAA I had this idea about being this creator that is all about being dramatic and controversial. Now, I just want to tell interesting stories that can reach people of all ages. I'm also wanting to stay away from sweeping epic story lines. I have so much respect for those comicers that do stories that go on for 5+ years and have no real end in sight. That is just not me. I like working on things with a beginning, middle and end and that only last a few years at most. So that is what I'm working on. I still like the OSAA story and I'm planning on writing it as a novel some time in the future. Maybe. We'll see.

I hope some of y'all will come by when I'm back to comicing.

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