I know it's been SUPER long since I've updated this comic. I logged back into my DA on a whim and found messages asking if I'd ever update Flipside Fairytale. Long story short, I do regret leaving the story unfinished so abruptly. I had to leave because of some health complications on my drawing arm. I hope I'll be able to come back and finish it. I truly appreciate everyone who's been so supportive of this little project and anyone who has continued to stick around and wait for a continuation.
Now for the long story of why I had to stop updating and where I've been for the last couple years...
Towards the end of 2014, I injured my arm pretty badly from a repetitive overuse injury. It basically means I overworked my arm doing artist things. It would hurt every time I tried to draw or paint and I had to make the difficult decision to cut back on my workload in hopes of my arm healing. So I put the comic on an indefinite pause thinking I'd be able to resume in a couple months.
A year passed. My arm didn't improve. Another year went by, and suddenly it got worse and I wasn't able to hold a pencil at all. I had to reduce myself to mousing my backgrounds for work, and I put a halt to personal art.
I had been to several doctors at this point who could not diagnose my problem, therefore were unable to treat me. So on a last whim, I went to a doctor with a special license to treat my arm without cortisone shots or surgery. And I went back weekly to get the treatment done. Fast forward to today, I'm still going to that doctor for treatment. While my condition has drastically improved, I'm not out of the woods yet.
While I don't think I'd be able to keep up with the same frequency I was doing before (what was it, 1 spread a week?), I hope my health will eventually permit me to continue the story in some capacity. A lot has changed since I last created art for this comic. One of the concerns is that there will be a huge jump in style/skill level.
Truth be told, I actually do have a tiny backlog of pages I never posted...
I'm not sure who's still lurking around and reading this comic. I hope I've provided enough explanation for anyone reading this. For the time being, there will still be no update, but I've recently resumed light activity on my other social media accounts. You can find me on Tumblr, Instagram, and now...Youtube (vlogs)!
I'm doing my best to recover. Thank you for your patience!
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