Giving Up – Why “Oh, It’s the End of the World” is on hiatus.

Recently, I was toying with the idea of giving up comics.

When I was making comics in middle school it was all about coming up with the most bad ass costume design (more spikes!). In high school it became about trying to write the most gritty dialogue. Later it was all about pacing or figuring out the beats of a scene.

For the last two years it’s been all about guilt and shame.

“Oh, It’s the End of the World” the comic I’d been working on had become a horrible chore. I could tell there was still another year of work I had to do on the book before it would be finished, but I’d lost faith in my ability to make the climax engaging. The story went off in to areas I now wish it hadn’t, and didn’t get to places it needed to in order for the planned ending to fly. I battled this with rewrites, new middle chapters, and lots and lots of guilt about missed update schedules, bloating chapters, and imagining disappointed readers.

I don’t think it’s a lost cause. With some time away and reworking I think it could be shaped into something I’m really proud of. But I spent a long time convinced that the best way to get out of the hole was to keep digging, and that’s crazy.

So about two months ago, quietly, “Oh, It’s the End of the World” went on hiatus, and let -me – tell – you, it’s such a good thing!

“I’d toyed with the idea of giving up comics.”

Even writing that sentence just now seems ridiculous. Giving up comics? What? I’ve been publishing comics since I was in elementary school! As long as I’m medically able to, chances are I’ll do another comic.

Case in point, I’m working on a new project that I plan to publish this year. Oh wow it feels exciting to write that. There’s a ghost in it. It’s awesome. That’s all I’ll say about it now.

I’m writing this to acknowledge that this shit can get really hard, to say that I’m still here. I’m once again excited to be here, thank you for still being here as well.

I can’t wait for you to see what I’ve got up my sleeve!

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So that’s the last page of Part 5 of Oh, It’s the End of the World and the last page of this flashback! Wow it feels good to be done with that. I don’t get much time to enjoy the milestone because I’m jumping right into my first ever Kickstarter! I’m so excited I can barely contain myself. I’ve been working like crazy on it for several months and it’s just about ready. I think you are really going to like it, so stay tuned!

Because of the scramble to get everything in line for the Kickstarter I’m going to be taking a break from posting pages for a couple weeks, but I’ll have plenty of other cool stuff to share! I’ll have guest posts, I’ve got lots of behind the scenes work to share with the folks who are backing at $3 and above, I’ve even got an audio interview / discussion about Patreon itself that I’m doing the finishing edits on. 

On top of all that I’m going to be putting together the ebook version of Oh, It’s the End of the World Part 5 in the next few weeks. Everyone backing at the $5 level and above gets a copy of all of my ebooks, so if yore backing at that level you’ll get a copy of that, or you can get a copy of it in my store once it’s ready. 

Thanks for reading along with this chapter, and special thanks to the folks backing me on Patreon. More is on the way!  

(Thanks to Barry and Adrian for their advice on this page.)

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So that’s the last page of Part 5 of Oh, It’s the End of the World and the last page of this flashback! Wow it feels good to be done with that. I don’t get much time to enjoy the milestone because I’m jumping right into my first ever Kickstarter! I’m so excited I can barely contain myself. I’ve been working like crazy on it for several months and it’s just about ready. I think you are really going to like it, so stay tuned!

Because of the scramble to get everything in line for the Kickstarter I’m going to be taking a break from posting pages for a couple weeks, but I’ll have plenty of other cool stuff to share! I’ll have guest posts, I’ve got lots of behind the scenes work to share with the folks who are backing at $3 and above, I’ve even got an audio interview / discussion about Patreon itself that I’m doing the finishing edits on.

On top of all that I’m going to be putting together the ebook version of Oh, It’s the End of the World Part 5 in the next few weeks. Everyone backing at the $5 level and above gets a copy of all of my ebooks, so if yore backing at that level you’ll get a copy of that, or you can get a copy of it in my store once it’s ready.

Thanks for reading along with this chapter, and special thanks to the folks backing me on Patreon. More is on the way!

(Thanks to Barry and Adrian for their advice on this page.)


If you like this comic and want to help support me making it please take a look at the cool things I’m offering on my Patreon page.

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That’s my collage dorm Howard is driving away from. I’m posing pictures of the inspiration for this section of the story on my Patreon page. 

Oops. I discovered I made a mistake in my numbering a few posts ago. This really is the 27th page of the story, although the post titles might appear to have skipped over page 26.

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I’ve been spending lots of time hanging out on my Patreon page and I’ve been having a blast. We just recently reached an even $50 per month! Patreon remains the most exciting money I’ve ever earned. I’ve been sharing behind the scenes drawings, weekly video updates, and my plans for a secret project I’m not quite ready to announce to the world yet. Also, Patreon backers get access to the new pages of Oh, It’s the End of the World a few days before the general public.

I’ve been having a great sumer so far. How about you guys?

I spent all of this last weekend drawing. Whenever I wasn’t eating or sleeping I was working away on the page you see above and a poster of The Chairs. It was great! I’ve never felt so happy to see a weekend fly by!

If you want to take a look at the poster for The Chairs that I’ve been working on, I’ve been posting work-in-progress versions of it on twitter.  

In other news, I had a great time at the Vancouver Comics Art Festival. I sold out of ALL of my copies of The Chairs’ Hiatus. I don’t even have any left at home! I hope you got one if you wanted one. If you didn’t, there are still digital version available on ComiXology and here on my site. 

I’m typing this at my day job right now (I’m clocked out), but I should go so that I can get home and do some more drawing!

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I’ve been spending lots of time hanging out on my Patreon page and I’ve been having a blast. We just recently reached an even $50 per month! Patreon remains the most exciting money I’ve ever earned. I’ve been sharing behind the scenes drawings, weekly video updates, and my plans for a secret project I’m not quite ready to announce to the world yet. Also, Patreon backers get access to the new pages of Oh, It’s the End of the World a few days before the general public.

I’ve been having a great sumer so far. How about you guys?

I spent all of this last weekend drawing. Whenever I wasn’t eating or sleeping I was working away on the page you see above and a poster of The Chairs. It was great! I’ve never felt so happy to see a weekend fly by!

If you want to take a look at the poster for The Chairs that I’ve been working on, I’ve been posting work-in-progress versions of it on twitter.

In other news, I had a great time at the Vancouver Comics Art Festival. I sold out of ALL of my copies of The Chairs’ Hiatus. I don’t even have any left at home! I hope you got one if you wanted one. If you didn’t, there are still digital version available on ComiXology and here on my site.

I’m typing this at my day job right now (I’m clocked out), but I should go so that I can get home and do some more drawing!

 True fact.

True fact.