No, the comic is not going back to a strip format. In an effort to cut down on the long, suspenseful waits between each page, I’m going to release smaller updates on a regular schedule, even if an entire page isn’t finished. In this case, I’ve got the top 1/3 of this page done, and will be spending the next week working on the bottom half.
The goal is to publish new content, whether it’s a whole page or a half or a third, every single Wednesday. Once an entire page’s worth of content is done, then the pieces will be assembled into a full page for the archives.
If you have thoughts, please let me know what you think about this new plan.
Also, Volume 2 of UTC is now available for digital download! (Click the link for all the info!)
Happy Thanksgiving to those in the U.S.!
Everyone, I am proud to announce that the long, long-awaited second volume of UTC is done and it’s out NOW! This collects all of Phase Two (Chapters 5-10) plus the short story “Sister.” It also features an exclusive 4-page comic that won’t be released on the website and a few other bonus materials. More info at the link below.
The eBook is available now at the new Catomix itch.io store (Vol. 1 is there as well!)
The trade paperback will be available through IndyPlanet very soon. I’ll post an update once it’s available.
There is so much I want to say about this, and what it means for the state of Phase Three, but I won’t waste any more time right now. Please, enjoy. (And stop on back next Wednesday!)
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Hey there, faithful fans!
UTC’s 11th anniversary was yesterday. Can you believe it? 235 colored pages in 11 years.
There’s good cause to celebrate, though. For the first time in a very long while, I turned around a new page in just one week! It felt like the least I could do for this old comic, and all of you. Come back here tomorrow at 1:00 pm U.S. Eastern time for the next update.
The true release date is June 13, this Wednesday. The page will be viewable on Patreon for Early Access backers tomorrow. Another comic DID update on time today, and that is the final page of Zebra Girl, a very long-running webcomic by my friend Joe England, and one of the inspirations for UTC. If you haven’t discovered this series yet, you should really check it out. Congrats, Joe!
It’s been a while, as usual. I want to give you an update so you’re not continuing to wonder when the next page is coming. The date for Page 234 is tentatively June 11. I have a long trip coming up, and despite wanting to finish it before leaving, it came down to a few panels being left unfinished. If anything changes, I’ll be sure to amend this update. Take care, everyone, and thank you!
Hi, I wanted to give a quick update and say thank you to everyone for your wonderfully encouraging comments on the latest page. My commentary questioning why I’m still trying to produce UTC was half in jest, but there is some truth behind the joke and many of you responded as such.
When I started UTC I hoped a person or two out there would enjoy it. After 10 years, it’s incredible to have so many fans and to get positive support in a time when the comic and I are stagnating. Thank you for responding. I read everything you post even if I don’t answer directly.
Today I’m making some great progress on the next update, but things are getting trickier and trickier for our plucky cartoonist. Can he draw coherent action scenes while also demonstrating good characterization and thematic content? We’ll find out together.