Major announcement. Unfortunately probably not a very shocking one to those who have been reading since 2008, and had likely become suspicious after last week’s page updated a day later than it was supposed to.

The long and the short of it is that UTC is going back on hiatus, for an indefinite period of time. The simplest explanation for this is that I realized I’m just not ready to get the series started again. It was a mistake to promise a return date back when the hiatus started in June, when I frankly had no idea at the time what my living situation, employment, and confidence as an artist would be in the fall.

As you know, I spent the summer trying to evolve my art style, which is most evident in the Rayna on the River strips. However, in struggling with the new UTC pages, it’s become clear that my evolution hasn’t yielded the results I’ve aimed for. Not yet, at least. I need to take more time to work on my artistic development before I can continue with any ongoing comic projects.

I am not, repeat, NOT going to give up on UTC. I have scripts and a solid goal. What I lack is the ability to execute it.

This is going to be just like all the other hiatuses: long, unfair, and thankfully, finite.

Thank you for your patience. See you in 2016. Until then, keep changing for the better as I do the same!

Jim