I really don’t post here enough. Last post was, uh…. ten months ago. Wow.
What’s going on with y’all? I’ve got a kiddo in preschool, I’ve been going to therapy for nearly a year now (mental health is very important, yo), and I’m still drawing this comic about the wacky hijinks of supernatural beings. We’ve seen the appearance of several new characters, one recently that you may recognize from my first webcomic that might be… older than some of you… =_= Or at very least you’ll recognize him from War of the Webcomics.
Anywho. I’m currently drawing a storyline that’s actually older than my first comic. Back when Lemmo and I were brainstorming Northwind, I insisted that the story of Max and Jenny be included. Several years later, here we are. It’s slightly different from the original short story concept. Such is the way with stories that are old enough to drive.
Please enjoy this picture my son drew of himself as a rainbow.
I’ve been considering either redrawing the non-canon War of the Webcomics pages or removing them from the site. When I brought Aja in to color the comic, she asked if I’d also like those ones colored. By then I was already pretty embarrassed by them, so I said no. The story was fine, but the art was severely lacking. The problem is, there isn’t enough of a new comic buffer to update both at once. At least not a decent rate. So I’m asking you guys what you’d like to see:
– Remove WotW completely
– Leave it as is
– Update WotW in place of new comics
– Alternate between updating WotW pages and new comics
– Update WotW whenever we have extra time (possibly for Patrons only?)
– Other suggestions?
Hey guys! I’m going to take a little time to write about some friends of mine. Because I can.
First up is the guy who made this comic possible at all. Without him, I would have never met my husband, and without my husband I wouldn’t have my adorable son. I owe a lot to this guy. You may know him as the Internet’s Hot Soup, or Lemmo. Today he put up new goals to his Patreon, one of which is the revival of Blank It. You want more Blank It?? (I do.) Throw him a buck a month! I’m sure that there are enough fans out there that we can reach that goal!
Next is the wonderful Aja. I don’t know how she’s able to make my comics look so good. Seriously. I’m going full cornball mode in saying it must be ~True Magic~. Honestly, she’s such talented and wonderful person. I’m so very grateful for her support, with the comic and as a friend. She also has a Patreon! Please check it out!
I’d also like to thank my wonderful readers, especially the ones that stuck with me through my extended hiatus. Your support means so much to me! And thanks to Mom (hi, Mom!), Dad, and Clint for encouraging me to do my thing. Love you guys.
tldr; Thank you, everyone! All of you help make Northwind possible.
Two more weeks until updates resume! (Well, two weeks and three days.) I’m still working on the buffer to ensure there will be no missed updates. I’m currently working on the pencils for #99. That’s one away from triple digits. Holy moly. I have finalized scripts through #131, and then 10 text pages of outlines for future plot.
I made a big breakthrough plot-wise last night. I’ve been struggling to make the story cohesive since the original plot was conceived by one person five years ago, I recently integrated elements from another story I was writing with another person, and things that had originally wrote stopped making sense with how the story was evolving. Things that I thought I’d just figure out “later” were quickly becoming more imminent. It’s like assembling a lego set without instructions, then someone dumps another set’s pieces in your lap. Right now my starship has has drawbridge and a dragon but it’s shaping out to be pretty sweet.
Because I’m antsy as hell, I launched my Patreon last night. I learned a lot about how it works while I was setting it up. For as little as $1 a month, you can gain access to exclusive content, and also help me recoup the cost of creating the comic! It also let’s me know how many of you guys are out there reading and enjoying the comic, especially if you’ve never left a comment on the site. (As far as I know, there are maybe a dozen people who visit the site regularly? And on purpose? I don’t know!)
I’ll put together a fancy button for the site when I get home tonight, but for now here’s a link to my Patreon page.
If you become a Patron right now, you get a super special secret sneak peek at comic #88 (with no colors) before official updates resume!