Is....is this thing on? Anyone still here?
Anyway, as you can all plainly see, I haven't really been too active this year as far as posting things goes. And the truth of the matter is, while there have been a number of things that have come up recently that have prevented me from being able to work on things, the reality is that I've just been kind of lazy. And I really, really regret that.
But more than that, I just feel like the comic isn't coming to fruition like I wanted it to. It isn't going in the direction that I wanted, the art isn't where I want it to be, and I just feel like I am going about things all wrong. That said, I am taking a step back from things to take a look at the bigger picture of what I want the comic to be. I want things to be taken in a different direction, and I don't want to be so far behind anymore.
I've decided to go back to square one, in some respects, and kind of re-grind some of the basics out. I want to do a lot more conceptual stuff to get things looking the way I want them. The truth of the matter is, I actually have been working on a lot of stuff both related to Verboten, and other stuff for other projects. Basically, the breakdown looks like this;
-At this point in time, I am not going to continue with chapter 0. I only posted a few pages, but I am going to revamp those pages and polish them up a bit, and re-release things next year when I pick back up. I want to kind of do something totally different with the comic from chapter 0 onward, but I will have to wait and see if it all works out.
-Chapter 4 will actually continue on for the rest of this year. There are only maybe a half-dozen (or so) pages left in the chapter, and I actually have the next couple totally done, I was just waiting to post them while I thought a few things out.. I will continue on posting them as-is until this chapter is over with, hopefully by the end of the year.
-I will hopefully be posting more conceptual stuff for Verboten (and other upcoming projects) very soon. I want to go back and go over basic things like character designs, poses, backgrounds, and get back to basics as I have said.
-The other comic that I have hinted at in the past (the paranormal one) should be coming more into fruition as well. All the conceptual stuff I am doing is going to be for all my upcoming projects, and I want to post more neat preliminary stuff to get people interested.
-There are other possible projects, but they are in the super-conceptual stage, and I will have to see what I want to do with them. They may not even be posted here...
So...It is time to get back on track for 2014. I want that to be the year that I was hoping 2013 was going to be, with an explosion of cool new stuff. A lot of things that I was dealing with are winding down, and next year should be fantastic, a lot less stressful, and there should be more free time to get some of these things off the ground.