Sebastian, you look how I feel. And are pretty much DESCRIBING how I feel.
I don’t want to use the word “hiatus”, because it isn’t like I’m not trying to get time to feel up-to-snuff to work on comic pages. But I am really sucking at doing so for a variety of personal reasons.
The worst of the actual STRESS that is kicking my ass is over – my dog almost died prematurely due to laryngeal paralysis. He has had an operation we are all working to pay off with the assistance of some incredibly lovely and selfless charity donators, and is living his life more fully than he has in ages.
However, now it’s my turn to be living a little more slowly. A while back I mentioned – I think – that I have been diagnosed with gallstones / gallbladder disease. It isn’t a major health crisis…but it makes me sick sometimes. And “sometimes” has begun to mean “increasingly, sometimes two days in a row, with one healthy day afterwards, then a lot of cramping and pain a day later just to make me frustrated”. This combined with my dayjob, where I am kind of forbidden and discouraged to call in sick due to being short handed on co-workers, has been exhausting. There are plenty of brilliant webcomic artists who can still manage a weekly update with this kind of outside pressure.
Then there’s me.
I will be trying to get things under control. But until then, know that I will always AT LEAST try to offer some horrible bloodied zombie beefcake whenever I can muster something up.