Hey it’s a comic!
This is a page I’ve had in mind for ages, based on events from the original home game. I’m at present time really happy with how it came out. Hope you enjoy it.
See you fine folks next week!
So, it’s been a minute.
Here’s the TLDR version: I’m bringing the comic back, starting next week. If I’m unable to keep up with drawing the comic, I’ll switch to a series of recaps that will finish the entire story. The comic will also likely change a bit. I’d rather do something I am excited about now than stick to my original intentions from years ago.
Soooooo…. how about that 2016? In addition to the dumpster fire of the year in general, I spent much of my time being a crazy person and trying to deal. You may recall I bought a house late last year. It turns out it needed way more work than I had expected, and this took so much longer than planned, and as a person with mental illness holy shit I did not handle it well.
(Oh yeah, while the comic will continue to be mostly PG-13, in real life I curse like a drunken sailor most of the time, and now that I’m coming back I have zero intentions of censoring myself in that regard. I don’t plan on going full Chuck Wendig, but I will sometimes say fuck, shit, damn, etc and so on, the same as I do on twitter and elsewhere. If you want to keep reading the comics and not the blog posts, or if you want to stop reading everything, that is your choice.)
It turns out Maslow’s Hierarchy is pretty accurate, and if you’re living in one room of your house and the rest of it looks like a warzone, it’s really hard to get into the mental space needed to do stuff like draw comics. Page 196 was an ordeal to create, far more than it would have if I was in practice and healthy. After that, I literally didn’t put pen to paper for about 8 months. Fortunately, by now I have things like walls on all the rooms and a working kitchen and a shower and all of that good stuff, so things have definitely improved. I finally made some art last month, and really shocked myself that I didn’t hate it.
And I miss these characters, and this story, and creating something every week and chatting with you weirdos.
Tuesday, January 3rd I’ll start off with a recap of the story so far. It’ll be a blog post, not a comic. After that, I’m going to shoot for Tuesday updates, one a week, possibly more one day. If that doesn’t work out, if it turns out I can’t keep up with the physical or mental demands of drawing art regularly and we have another major hiatus, I’ll ditch the comics, and start posting a condensed outline each week of what the next chapter would have been. That way I’ll at least finish this epic tale in some fashion, but I do hope I can build back up the will and the way to draw the whole damn thing.
And so that’s that. See you Tuesday, and Happy New Year, and all the best wishes for 2017!
Hey gang. It’s been a minute.
Clockworks will return. Ideally this month. The house I bought in September is still not finished yet. I had a group of contractors disappear on me (fortunately I didn’t pay them for the work they didn’t do), and we keep finding new things to completely overhaul, and everything has to wait on the next guy’s availability and so on. So my living room is still also my bedroom, and my art studio is still my makeshift kitchen and closet. My fridge and stove are still out in the garage, etc and so on. It’s far from ideal. Also I’m still a crazy person, even though I’m on meds, and having an unstable/incomplete living situation and mental illness is a fun combination that I suggest no one should try. So that’s slowed things down even more.
But regardless, the comic will return. I miss doing it, and I want to keep telling this story. Will let you know more when there’s more to know.
Hey gang, sorry for the lack of comics lately.
The good news: I’m buying a house! It’s small and awesome. The less good news: in the mean time I’ve living at my friend’s place, most of my stuff is still in storage, and while I’ve got the computer I don’t have a proper desk set up. There have been some health hiccups along the way as well. It’s been a thing.
On the plus side, one of my roommates has a cat, and I’ve discovered that Flonase totally works on my cat allergies. We are bros now. I’ve always been a dog person (and super allergic to cats), but this cat is pretty awesome.
I tried making a comic this week, but I’m super rusty, and really need to work back up my art skills before making a full comic page. I’d like to resume Clockworks in August, but it might not be until September. I close on the house in a couple of weeks, and as you can imagine the early part of moving in to a house is pretty time consuming.
The eventual upside of this is I plan on living in my house that I own basically forever, which should do good things for my stability and the health of the comic.
Comics will resume next week. Since posting the last update, I’ve moved out of my apartment (living in my friend’s place for the short term, possibly buying a super cheap foreclosed house soon!) and I’m going back to my old home town tomorrow to go to a funeral. As you can imagine, comics have taken a bit of a back seat. But they’ll be back soon. I miss drawing these guys and telling this story.
Hey gang, just a head’s up that May’s 3 week long unplanned hiatus is ending in the very near future. I had a really rough month, possibly caused by meds interacting with each other (Fun fact: you’re not supposed to take antidepressants and antihistamines at the same time! Oops. If you have depression and allergies you should probably just move to the desert.) Page 0194 is written and penciled, I just need to ink it and scan it in and color it. Progress and updates and a new page up as soon as possible.