I hope you are all safe and well. Thank you for your patience, I have been far too distracted by covid-19 to be able to settle down and write an update for you all until now. The UK have finally declared a lockdown, I feel like a much less full of despair. I have been worried about the conventions I’m due to attend in the coming weeks, as they haven’t yet cancelled. I in all conscience can’t attend, as my wife, Speth, works with children who have complex needs so is classed as a key worker and thus I can’t risk catching the virus and making her sick. That meant that I would be sacrificing the money i had paid towards attending and the money lost in earnings. But now that the lockdown has been issued, I’m hopeful that the money won’t be lost, even if it is just with a rescheduling of the conventions to a later date.
Anyway all that aside, here is a page update. I am enjoying making this interlude despite it being quite a raw subject for me. As a kid I was belittled a lot for not being as academic as the majority of the class, and my dad was not the most ’emotionally stable’ when it came to parenting. I hope you are too. The scenes are tricky artistically, as the base colours I using feel very monotoned. This makes it harder for me to be inspired by it pre-shading, and means I’ll put it off.
I am hoping that the fact that I will be home much more means I’ll feel settled enough to start plowing through my current queue of commissions. I also might have an exciting job too!
I feel I’m past due updating you on why there hasn’t been a page update in quite a while, and boy, where do I start? So you know I ran a kickstarter campaign which was fantastically successful. Well, during that campaign I got struck with a middle ear infection in BOTH my ears, that lead to them BOTH rupturing and my not being very well at all for two weeks, and not really being able to hear for three+ weeks. Once recovered, I then struggled trying to get back up to date with everything I hadn’t been able to work on in that time (including the day job), when about 3-4 weeks ago my wife’s uncle past away after being suddenly struck by several heart attacks which meant he had to be put in ICU. His death was very untimely, and hit her family hard.
As I was meant to have the kickstarter campaign’s book content finished by this month, that has meant I’ve had to put the regular webcomic updates on hold until the kickstarter book content has at least finished being drawn.
Thank you all for your patience and understanding, and I hope to have you more updates mid to late November.
On May 20th I’ll be launching the Kickstarter to try and fund the first printing of the first 70 pages of Orbit: encounter. I would appreciate it so much if you could help fund this by at least spreading the word. There will be a huge variety of rewards from stickers and pins, to dufflebags, t-shirts and commissions.