Currently visiting family for the holidays, so I don’t expect to be able to work on a comic. If you have ever tried to get anything productive done while seeping on somebody else’s couch or fighting your cousins for the last power outlet, you’ll know what I mean. I will resume regular posting in early January – I’ll try to post something in the meantime.
Let’s get this out of the way upfront: I haven’t been able to update the comic as often as I would like (or you would like, for that matter).
There’s a lot of reasons to be offered (some bordering on excuses, to be honest) – everything from being away for a couple of weeks, stuff piling up at the day job – and making sure everything gets done there, since there is a VERY strong round of layoffs at said day job – and just stuff to do around the house. On top of that, I’ve had a severe case of writer’s block (cliché, I know). It’s been mostly a frustration that I know I don’t have the skill to draw what I want to write, so I don’t dare write it. It’s kinda screwed up.
ANYWAYS, sob story over. Not making excuses for the erratic schedule - just stating the situation as is. The comic is not in danger of being abandoned, that’s not in the books, but being completely transparent I don’t know if the Monday-Wednesday-Friday is a goal I can hit in the immediate term. Of course that’s what I want, but whether I can get there… that’s the open question. I will shoot for that and keep you guys more updated on what’s going on and avoid pulling disappearing acts. That’s the least I can do.
As always, feel free to drop me a line if there’s anything in your head about all this.
Thanks for sticking with Atomic Laundromat!
So, I don’t usually do fan arts. Not because I don’t want to (I have a long list of stuff I would totally adapt to my “style” so as it is) but rather because having a day job, I have to choose carefully how I invest my drawing time. A strip three times a week has a nasty habit of eating at that drawing time. At any rate, I found myself with some spare time and the will to do things other than Atomic Laundromat characters and chose of Dave Barrack’s characters as my
This is Sydney, from David’s comic Grrl Power. Dave’s comic is all about superpowered females going about their superpowered business, so of course it might be up your alley — although judging by my stats today, a lot of you actually came from over there. Whatever the case may be, make sure you check out his extensive archive and his current saga. Just promise you will come back.
Thank you for your patience during our rebuilding period!
Besides the obvious changes to the website (which I tried to keep as clutter-free as possible) the last few weeks have really been useful to recharge energies and ensure I am able to come back to comicking (is that even a word) with a vengeance. There are a couple of things still missing from the site (Comments are still wonky and the store is still coming soon) but I am happy with the way things have turned out and I’m ready to continue drawing. Thanks for coming back (if you are reading this) and I hope you continue to enjoy the comic!
Well, it’s no surprise something’s going on — given that there haven’t been new comics in a while.
I have a lot of things currently going on (work, etc.) that have prevented me from doing the comic the way I want. At the same time, even though the art/writing has drastically changed in the last few months there is so much pending housekeeping around the comic that it’s not even funny. Housekeeping like a new webpage, finally setting up our store, finishing up stuff to put up in said store, re-do my marketing strategy… now more than ever, being in webcomics isn’t just about the comics, but so much more. And it is the “so much more” I just haven’t had the time for in the time I have after work. And I realized that if I want to actually keep doing the comic, I can’t neglect it any longer. Go big or go home and all that.
So with that in mind, I’m taking a bit of a planned break. I will work on the comic’ “so much more” for the next month, making sure that Atomic Laundromat is ready for its next four years. I hate to not put comics out – but I think it will be for the best.
As always, thanks for your support. I hope to see you all again soon.