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.
Popping in for just a second to wish all of you a wonderful holiday season, wherever you are, and whatever you celebrate. The last update of 2017 is coming tomorrow. See you in the new year!
I won’t sugar-coat it, the page has been delayed. It was an entirely avoidable problem that I take full responsibility for. I’m stressed and tired and I need to go to sleep and I didn’t prepare for Patreon to implode right as I was rebuilding my creative model. I should have had the page ready to go earlier in the week, because of course something was going to knock me back off my feet at the last minute.
I’m finishing the page up Saturday and will get it online as soon as possible. A full explanation of the state of UTC and the Patreon campaign will come in a few days. (If you haven’t already heard about the Patreon controversy, here is one of many articles that can shed light on this still-developing internet earthquake.)
So 2017 has not been a productive year for me, but I would like to close out the year on a good note. I’m going to draw the next couple of pages so that we at least don’t leave Demetrius hanging in thin air any longer.
There will be updates on December 9 and 23! By the end of the year I should have a good grasp on what is going to be happening with the comic in 2018, along with a nice update on that pesky Phase Two graphic novel.
Well, it’s been a while! I wish I could say I have a lot to update you on, but this summer was a creative drag. Work on the Vol. 2 TPB is continuing slowly, but things are beginning to look up this month. When I know when I can continue regular updates, I’ll post a restart date for Chapter 11.
As I write this, former hurricane Irma is passing through Florida on its way north. I wish all of you in Florida, Georgia and Alabama the best, and a swift recovery. Stay safe!