So yeah, there’s a mix of good news and bad news in this major update. You’ll notice the Update Status Bar hasn’t changed in a while. I’ll get to that in a moment because first and foremost:
I want to thank all of you for being patient and continuing to check on the site during this hiatus. Thank you for the supportive comments, the e-mails, the tweets, the facebook page, and the occasional Tumblr note (also the questions that get answered when there’s time, I’ve got a few good ones in queue right now). Also thank you for letting me know how much you want the comic back. I really want it back too, and life is being obscenely obnoxious in allowing that.
Also, a very big thank you to those who have continued to donate while we’ve been on hiatus. Especially while my car was trying to catch on fire. (It’s still not 100% fixed so, you know, anyone that’s interested in donating still, I won’t stop you. )
Status of the Hiatus
Part of the chaos of my life the past month (and for the months to come) has been the Rim Fire you may have heard about on the news or in my constant tweeting about it for weeks. For a while, I was under Evacuation Advisory (didn’t need to but had to be ready) and I’ve been enjoying breathing smoke for weeks and weeks. Obviously, this has kind of killed production (although I’ve tried to do some Tumblr stuff to keep up on drawing and for practice of other aspects of production). For the next few weeks, I’m looking at working 7 days a week, 8-10+ hours a day, as part of the fire damage assessment. This means VERY little time (and even less energy) to do any work on the comic for a while. I don’t know exactly how long, but likely most of September is now blotched. So what does this mean?
The Official Hiatus is Extended
The OFFICIAL hiatus? I’ll explain that in a second. But yes, the story arc won’t be continuing as soon as I was hoping. Some one you might have seen my optimistic announcement of a tentative October return for the comic. Well, that’s unfortunately not going to happen. As much as I want the comic back, I want it to return without being drawn in a rushed and stressed state. So I’m going to extend the hiatus. But I am going to give a return date goal:
Official Hiatus to End January 1, 2014
But that’s not all!
Three Comics to be Posted Still in 2013
Yep, while the official hiatus ends January, I wanted to thank you all for waiting patiently. I also wanted to make sure I got a chance to comic about Pokémon X/Y without it being 6 months after the game comes out and get a comic up for the comic’s birthday. So look for:
Comic updates October 12, November 10, and December 9
What’s the December comic? Just something fitting for winter. Anyway, that’s the plan now. Three new comics, not related to the story arc, coming in the next three months while I try to get everything else ready for a full and proper return on New Year’s Day. I’m really looking forward to it all and here’s hoping working in the burn area doesn’t result in further, fiery delays.
So again, sorry for delaying the proper return and THANK YOU all for being patient and supportive while we at Ginger’s Bread try to get things back on track despite the universe’s best efforts.