It's been over a month of regular updates now, so I think it's safe to say, this is a regularly updating comic again! Every Monday is new comic day. Hopefully, once my Kickstarter duties are over with, I can up it to twice a week, but we're walking before we run.
Are coming soon! July 19th. 16 pages! The pages are all queued and everything.
And it looks like in my absence, there was quite a bit of discussion over the time it takes to update and why I've been absent. Lot of huge, gigantic paragraphs, which means some of you guys are passionate in your opinions! So I'll address the questions here instead of replying individually.
First off, I'd like to thank everyone for keeping things more or less civil, despite your disagreements. I knew you could do it! It means I'm not pissed off when I write any of this, which is nice for the both of us.
When I first started doing this comic, the plan was to update it a chapter at a time about once a month. It's what I did for the first three chapters. It was working out well.
Somewhere along the line, folks convinced me to update once a week, that this would increase readership and make the comic better.
Except the pacing of the story is such that it makes more sense and is more entertaining when read in large chunks rather than spaced out. So readership fell. Dramatically. And my ability to make good pages fell. Dramatically. These were always supposed to be short stories in a series. Posting a couple pages per week makes as much sense as Lemony Snickett publishing a couple pages of A Series of Unfortunate Events per week rather than doing it every time he finished a whole book. I know most webcomics update page-by-page, but it's not working for this one.
There are lots of ways to follow this comic and be alerted right when it updates, so you don't even have to keep visiting to see if there's an update. There's also a status bar below the comic that gives an estimation of when the next chapter will be ready.
I know some of you are gonna hate this, and I'm gonna be sad to see you go. I hope most of you stick around because these comics are gonna be a lot better in the future, though less frequent. Thanks for understanding.
So, this story is better suited to being posted in chapter form. A lot of the pages don't make sense/aren't very compelling on their own. When even your girlfriend's interest starts waning, you know you've gotta make some changes.
I think after this chapter is wrapped up, I might go back to my original plan of updating as I get whole chapters done, and posting the whole chapter in one update. But there's a poll up above for you to sound off on what you prefer.