by Tim Sevenhuysen
There won’t be a chapter tomorrow, because I’m going to take a break for a few weeks over Christmas. I was originally intending to still put a chapter up this week, but it doesn’t look like I’m going to have one ready, so unfortunately you’re going to have to wait a little bit longer to see what happens next.
The next chapter will go up on January 8, 2013. Merry Christmas, everyone, and have a happy New Year’s Eve, as well!
On another note, the comic is still progressing, honest! The art is almost done, and after that it goes off to the letterer while the cover gets made. It’ll be a little while yet before it’s ready for everyone to see, but we’ve still got a ways to go to finish Hide and Seek, anyways, so hopefully you aren’t getting too content-starved in the meantime. :)
I honestly thought I was going to have a bunch of downtime in the evenings during my current business trip to Fort McMurray, and that I’d be able to use that time to do some writing and get ahead of things, but the 12+ hours I’ve been working each day have dictated otherwise… We’re going to have to have another week off from Hide and Seek.
It pains me that I’ve had to write so many apologetic news posts over the past month or so. I hope I don’t have to write any–or at least many–more in the near future, but I honestly can’t make any promises. Rest assured that this story will get finished, sooner or later.
I don’t have a second chapter for you this week. As I feared, I didn’t have enough time/energy/inspiration to do two chapters over the weekend, and my evenings during the week are proving too precious to get any writing done. I’m still holding out hope that I’ll be able to do two chapters this coming weekend, though!
In lieu of the typical Thursday chapter, I have something else that I think is quite interesting. Ash Jackson sent along a step-by-step image of one of the pages of the comic, from initial sketch to full colour. Check it out!
So yes, progress is still happening there, even if it’s slow. It’ll be done when it’s done! (Where have you heard that kind of talk before?)
I’m really sorry, everyone, but this week’s second chapter isn’t going to go up tomorrow as normally scheduled. I’ve tried to find some time to put the chapter together this week, but I just don’t have time in the evenings after work to do any writing anymore. I’m going to buckle down this weekend and get a couple of chapters done so it won’t happen again (hopefully), but there’s also a chance I’ll have to cut back to one chapter per week if I’m not able to find a new pattern or rhythm to get two chapters out.
Unfortunately we’re just going to have to wait and see how it all pans out…
Today’s chapter of Hide and Seek will be delayed by a couple of days, because I’m in the middle of a big move and both my computer and the thumb drive I stored the latest chapter on have been packed away already. I meant to keep the thumb drive out, but you know how these things go…
If I can’t get the chapter up by the end of Friday, I may just delay it until Tuesday, and get back to the regular schedule from there.
Sorry to keep you all waiting! Thanks for understanding.