Nine times out of ten when I make a blog post, it’s usually bad news. This is one of those nine times I’m afraid. The bottom line is that I need to take some time off from Bardsworth. Probably a couple of weeks. I have good reasons, though.
Some of you might know this already, but in the summer I work at local festivals on weekends. It’s pretty draining, and it always takes me about a day to recover. Then I have to jump back into taking care of the household chores I couldn’t get to and spend time with my family and all that good stuff. On top of that, I’ve been trying to keep the comic running. So I’m burning out pretty quickly.
However, I do plan to use some of my time off from doing the strip to do some other things. I need to get my store back up and running so that you folks have access to my fine Bardsworth merchandise once again. I’d also like to sink my teeth into working on the second Bardsworth collection, which I haven’t touched since my disappointing Kickstarter failure.
So keep in mind that “hiatus” does not equal “vacation”. I’ll still be working behind the scenes. But I figured since we have a storyline shift happening, this is as good a time as any to step away from the strip for a bit.
In the words of a famous muscle-bound cyborg, “I’ll be back.”