I appreciate my readers, I really do. I thought I'd
better put that in writing, because it's not always
obvious from my actions... I disappear for ages and then
reward your patience with a comic that doesn't have any
jokes in it.
Part of the delay was just caused by my unpredictable
schedule and some really awful art equipment (never
buy your pens from Wilkinson's. Sure, they look
identical to the regular ones and they're a lot cheaper,
but don't do it. They will bleed ink all over
your sketches) but also the fact that this was a
difficult comic to do well. It's a very necessary comic,
in the scheme of the overall plot, but it was hard to
write in a way that didn't make it look like Androdameia
was acting inappropriately.
There are still some things I like about it, though. The
background is nice, and the candlelight effect actually
works much better than I ever dared to hope. On the
other hand, some of the character art is really bad.
Sorry about that.
So, I have the next comic all sketched out and ready to
be inked. Also I have some new pens that aren't from
Wilkinson's (honestly, Wilkinson's, I enjoy your
overpriced sandwiches, but you should stay out of the
art supplies market). This means that the next comic
should actually be on time. Also, there's a joke in it!