Hi Everyone,

I hope you’re all safe and well. I just wanted to give you an update on where things stand with the comic. New pages should start coming out in a week or two.

I recently upgraded to a new computer with brand new art software. Since UTC’s launch in 2007 I’ve been using now-ancient versions of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to color and balloon the pages. (During Chapter 11 I also used an equally old copy of Manga Studio to draw everything.)

I’ve now gotten Clip Studio Paint, and am learning the intricacies of that program. My hope is that I’ll be able to use just this one program for all of the comic’s digital needs starting with Chapter 13.

In the meantime I’ve been trying to finish up the remaining pages of the final story for Chapter 12. It’s ironic that they were the first pages I started drawing for the chapter back in November, yet it’s taken me until now to finish them up.

Given the lack of updates these past weeks, I’m putting the Patreon campaign on pause. Patreon supporters won’t be charged for next month’s updates.

I encourage everyone supporting me to redirect the pledges you’ve reserved for me to other artists who are in need right now. The impact of this virus is hitting freelancers very hard. I’m lucky to still have a full-time job. Many don’t, and they deserve a helping hand.

To anyone who isn’t already supporting artists on Patreon, if you have the means to, this is a great time to start.

Take care of yourselves, and each other.