January 14th, 2014 - by Poe
Welcome to 2014, everybody! I hope your holidays were pleasant and all that stuff.
Now, let’s get down to the subject at hand. As you can probably guess from the above comic, 2013 was a pretty overwhelming and busy year for us, trying to do so many projects at one time that we couldn’t keep up with any of them. Re-editing Errant Story for print, updating Does Not Play Well With Others, reworking Exploitation Now: DWIA, renovating my father’s home in Alabama and dealing with the last lingering hassles of his estate… it was all just too much. It’s been particularly hard on Hilary, as she does the lion’s share of the editing (and the driving, and the estate details) while still not completely recovered from the traumatic health problems she suffered in 2011 and 2012, or the hysterectomy she had in the summer of 2013. And it’s been extremely stressful and taxing for me to keep rapidly shifting gears from one project to another as needed, while looking after Hilary’s wellbeing. So frankly, we’re tired, and I’m sure you’re all tired of hearing nothing but whining from us about that, and it’s time to make some changes.
So, we’re paring it all down to a couple priority items. I am going to focus on updating Does Not Play Well With Others regularly again, and plotting the sequel to Errant Story, because it’s the creative side of this process that I really love, and I’ve been missing it. Hilary is going to take six months to a year “off” in order to finally get all of our non-comic affairs in order. We do still want to publish the Errant Story book collection, and run the Commentary Track updates here on the website, but we won’t be able to do that without hiring some help with the workload. To that end, we have converted the trial Patreon campaign that I started back in October into a monthly campaign designed to help us afford the extra manpower we need. Please read the details, and consider becoming a patron. You can just click on the comic below to go see the campaign.