First of all, I thought you might like to know the comic will soon have been running for five years straight!

Yup, the comic was started on the 1st of October 2012, and the anniversary is this Sunday. I want to say thank you all for helping me with this comic, with your support, your constructive criticism, and yes, pointing out all my spelling and grammar mistakes 😛

The thing I’m most proud of is the fact that I haven’t missed a single update in all that time. The comic has updated every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, without fail, though it has uploaded pretty late on those upload days sometimes, especially in the last few weeks as I’ve struggled to get a handle on the new art style.

Which leads me to the main announcement.

What with the anniversary coming up, and this new art style kicking my ass, I reckon it’s time to take a little vacation, sort of.

See ever since I started the new art style, it’s taken longer and longer to make each comic page. This is something I’ve been struggling with for the last few months and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. At this rate if I don’t do something I reckon it’s only a matter of time before I start actually missing updates, and I don’t want that to happen.

I’ve been considering a few options, like downgrading the art style to make it quicker to make, or lowering the number of times I upload a week, but each option has it’s own downsides, and in the meantime I’m kinda burning out here trying to keep up.

So I’ve been wondering what to do, and since the anniversary is coming up, I reckon by now I’ve earned a vacation (it’ll be the first real one I’ve had since starting this comic, aside from the odd day or two off now and then).

Now this won’t be a Hiatus, I’ve seen what happens when a webcomic goes on one of those all too often, usually they never come back. So I’m still going to upload, but starting from next week it’ll be just once a week, on the Wednesday, for a while to give me time to relax, recuperate, and focus on other things. Stuff like figuring out how to approach this comic, but also spending some more time making gallery images and working the other webcomic I’ve been planning for a while now.

Right now I’m thinking the vacation will last a month, maybe two at the most, and then I’ll have figured out what’s the best course of action.

So that’s my big announcement, I hope you’ll all understand and won’t be too disappointing in my weak human frailty 🙂