I hope everyone is having a fine July 28th. Today happens to be the day I was born on, 23 years ago. Jeez, twenty-three... I mean, when you're 21 you're still considered pretty young, and 22 is nothing special, but once a person reaches 23+... well, I don't relish the idea of being considered an 'adult' by anyone. I certainly don't feel like it, but it seems like I keep getting older despite myself. Hard to believe I was just a wee lad of 16 when I wrote the first pages of this comic. Now here we are seven years later. I never imagined it.
In any case, much of my day will probably involve a lot of celebratory carryings-ons. As a result, the comic may be a little late. But don't think that I am slacking just because it's my birthday. I'm still working on the next pages. In fact, my brother bought me Starcraft II as an early birthday gift, and I've been resisting the urge to play it all day. I hope you realize what a sacrifice I, as a Korean, am making for you. ;)
I hope you all had a good holiday this weekend, for those of you in the US of A. For those of you outside the US, I hope you all had a good weekend in general. For me, this holiday holds somewhat of a different meaning. It marks the second year since my father passed away. I almost can't believe it's been so long. I still think about things I wish I could tell him from time to time. He was always a very important figure in my life, and provided a lot of encouragement for me when it came to my artwork, and life in general. I paid a visit to his grave over the holiday - it was nice to spend some time reflecting on the past, sometimes it's too easy to forget. In any case, just thought I'd put more of my personal thoughts into these posts. Thanks for reading.
Arg, I got so caught up in my finals projects for animation, I forgot what day it was and didn't think to draw up the next comic until it was too late. I drew up this sketch in about ten minutes and stuck it on the website to tide you guys over until I can work on it in earnest. I'm sorry about the unprofessional nature of the update. I try my best not to let things like this happen. Once my classes are over I'll ink and color this one. I hope the sketch will be enough to satisfy you until then.
I've made a couple of new additions for the website. If you haven't noticed yet, I've added a new store section to the website, which offers mostly print materials for sale, including a booklet and posters of all my work. Check it out if you'd like. I have also been working on coming up with an FAQ section for the website. I can't tell you how many times I've had to answer the same questions over and over about the comic or the website, and I've been meaning to do it for a long time. I still haven't decided where I'll have it posted up, but in the mean time, you can find it here: New FAQ section!
Hey, sorry about the delay in this week's comic. It's currently being worked on, but it'll still be another day or so before I finish it. In the mean time, I've put up a second incentive this week to make up for it, so be sure to check it out. :) Thanks for your patience. We'll soon be rejoining the main cast back on the Basitin Islands. I hope you've enjoyed this little detour away from them to put some long-needed focus on the secondary characters. I know it's been quite a long time since we've seen them, and it was kinda fun for me to go back and draw the old gang once again. But I'm sure you're all starting to wonder what happened to the main characters, so I'll do my best to update as fast as I can and get the story moving. Though I'm officially only doing one comic a week, I will try if I can to do more than that. Thanks for reading!