Yay, only 12 hours late this week. PROGRESS!
In case you haven’t seen it yet, there’s a poll going on right now about continuing the comic in color or switching to black and white and have double the updates.
With every page I do, coloring takes up half (or sometimes more) of the total amount of time. I really want to update more frequently, but the pages take so long and I sadly have only so much free time. So, I considered hiring a colorist, but it’d be quite costly in order to have more updates. I’m poor, so I plan on launching a Patreon soon to help. But if I did the pages black and white, I do more for less money. If I continue with color, it’d take more money to update frequently. I don’t even know how many people are will to give of how much. So, I feel like I’m taking a gamble either way.
I guess the urgency for me is, that I’ve been in a significant rut lately. Not just artistically, but my life has been too. I feel like I’m in limbo and I need to change something soon or I’m just gonna lose it. At the current rate of updates, it’s gonna take me 12.5 Years to finish TNBTU, and I find that to be very daunting, because I have so many stories to tell. I’ve started two other comics in the past and abandoned them. One I think barely reached 10 pages, and the other not even 30. I’m not threatening to quit, it’s just that when I get overwhelmed I shut down. I mean there have been some close calls that were just hiatuses. I don’t even know why I’m writing all of this. I guess I’m trying to be honest. I don’t know what I’m doing, but I’m trying to figure it out.
Anyway, at the rate of 2 pages a week, I’d finish TNBTU is 6.2 years. At 3 pages (can you imagine?!), I’d finish in 4.17 years. If b/w gets voted I can always go back to color later maybe. It just depends. Everything is just so up in the air right now, and I’m trying to get grounded. Oh my god, this is too long. Anyway, if you have an opinion, go ahead and vote. Oh, also, I moved up the when the poll closes because I am impatient. Now, it closes at midnight (UTC−06:00 or Central time) on Monday.
Thanks for reading!