Had a dream last night and it really put me on a new track with how I’m going to go about this comic.
Since the computer I’m updating off of is almost dead to the world (until the battery/charger arrives in the post), I’m going to have to type this up really fast and also say it as simply as possible.
I’m giving the daily update thing one last try. I always fall behind on it and it’s always for multiple reasons. But I figured since all of the dates are messed up on the new version of the site anyway in terms of when things were uploaded, it wouldn’t really matter if I just jumped ahead to September and started at the beginning of the month all fresh-faced and ready to give the daily thing one last shot.
If I fall behind again, I will need to sit down and seriously think what I can actually handle in terms of webcomic updating. Maybe I’m not a daily updating guy. Who knows. I’m hoping I am, but I can understand why I wouldn’t be. Regardless, I’m giving it one last go.
Also, I’ll be updating in ‘seasons’. I’ve kind of wanted to do this before, but in this dream that I had where I was a hotshot webcomic artist and I was updating in seasons, it really just popped in my head. I woke up with a lot of inspiration, which rarely happens in the morning. I’m always the 3-pm inspiration kind of guy. Go figure. So you can understand with this change of pace that I’d want to take advantage of this newfound zing.
So what does this mean? Welp, I’ll be planning comics in batches like always, but I’ll be planning them in massive clusters, and update daily for several months at a time until everything within the current cluster winds down to a natural stopping point, and then I’ll do a ‘season finale’ and take a break for a month or two, using that spare time to start a new stockpile and work on my spin-off stuff. This way I can take natural breathers on things, the comic will be better organized, etc etc etc. Everyone wins. This’ll help curb burn-out and give me time between seasons to start rounding up new audiences. Who knows.
In my head, I’d like to do 100 strip seasons. So this one would have started on #400. I’m not saying it’ll end on #500, but 100 strips a season is the endgame.
Like I said, hopefully this will all work out. I’d love it to. I love drawing this comic, even when I hate it, and I’ve gained a very loyal audience that I don’t want to let down. We’re almost to 80K views right now. I really want to hit that big 100K mark and beyond.
So if this all doesn’t make any sense, sorry. Like I said, dream inspiration, dying computer, etc etc etc… limited amount of time and resources to type all this out. When I get some time to sit down and retype all this out, I will. Just wanted to get this out there so I can’t change my mind on it. I’m out to take over the world. Time to put my money where my mouth is, again.
<3 you all. Have an amazing night. :)