Verboten on hiatus until next year....sort of.

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By HolyLancer9
*Taps mic* 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.
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TheSkull31's avatar
I've been working on a comic called Confessions of a Sociopath, but after doing two chapters of it in three months, I decided to put it on hold to focus on the crossover I'm working on with :iconwmclaughlin56:. Hopefully by the beginning of 2014 I'll start work on chapter three, but since I plan to go back to school to pursue a degree in music and a major in literature I might not be able to get it done as fast as I want it to because of the simple fact that school doesn't allow much free time. That being said, I am still highly interested in your comic and I'd love to see this 'restart' for myself in the coming weeks, if you don't mind, of course. ^^;
Naoru's avatar
Hey, good to hear you're finding the time to get your projects going again! It sounds like you've rethought Verboten over an awful lot in all areas, so from my pov restarting it might help reignight enthusiasm for it :) I find it really hard to keep comics going if I have to stick to art styles or story structures that I want to change halfway through.
I'm really looking forward to seeing all your new plans though, super exciting! :D
HolyLancer9's avatar
Thanks! Yeah...I've put a lot of thought into things lately.

And it isn't really "restarting," per say. Everything up until now I have always considered practice in a way, since the very beginning. It was meant to kind of learn what to do right, and really kind of get a feel for what direction I wanted to take things in. It has helped quite a bit, but the ultimate point was for it to be practice. I've said it before, but these were just little backstories that I had never really even intended to actually be in comic form because I didn't want to jump into the main comic, make a lot of mistakes, and then regret it when everything wasn't ending up how I wanted it to...

But yeah....I'm really looking forward to shaping things up a bit better, and re-launching Chapter 0 along with some future stuff!
Naoru's avatar
Oh I see, thats pretty cool! I'm looking forward to it :) I've grown fond of the all the characters through the back stories.