Things have been crazy busy lately. And not just for me.
Before I give everyone a state of the cartoon union address, some important things:
Brad Guigar is in the middle of a Kickstarter Campaign to publish a sequel to our book How To Make Webcomics. It's called The Webcomics Handbook and it comes with some pretty cool stretch goals, one of which is more episodes of the Webcomics Weekly podcast. So please check it out.
Remember Abby Howard from the StrampScorch? Well, she's also in the middle of a Krimpstorker campaign and she needs your bucks to make her graphic novel The Last Halloween. Abby is a force of nature and she's going to succeed with or without our help, but why not contribute and curry favor with her before she's ruler of goddamn Australia
As you may or may not know, I write and draw two comics now. This one and Table Titans. On top of that Kris Straub and I have been secretly working on a new web-series based on the old Namco arcade game Mappy (watch the teaser here).
On top of that, our offices moved and it's stunning how much STUFF a person can amass in three years. I mean, it's a 12x15 room maybe? And the more I carry out the more there seems to be left inside. <Insert TARDIS joke>
Have I finally bitten off more than I can chew? Am I spreading myself way too thin? The answer, simply is yes. And I don't really care. I mean, this is what I do. I create things. And the things I create get exponentially better when I'm under an incredible amount of pressure when I create them. Go figure. Sometimes I stop and think about all stars that had to align for me to be born at the place and time where people can actually earn moeny from creating things and it makes me worry about how long this window is going to stay open. It makes it hard to say no to opportunities. Especially when all I have to do is work a little harder.
Of course, working SMARTER is also an option and that's why I sat down with my staff (jesus, I have a staff now), to work out a plan to actually build a buffer of comic strips for the first time in fifteen years. So that'll be nice.
It seems silly to have to remind everyone of this, but things that happen in the comic strip don't mean that something is happening in real life. Meaning: that just because PvP the company is being shut down in the comic doesn't mean that PvP the comic strip is being shut down in real life.