I'm taking a break from comic updates. We were going to move on to something different after this duck anyway, but I wasn't really feeling the next comic I was working on. I'm not sure how long this break will be, but I will keep you posted. Thank you for reading.
An edit to the come-back from hiatus... I have come to realize the twice-weekly updates are too much for me right now, and we will go forward for now with just Monday updates.
Some of it is a consideration to the state of my hand, which was the primary reason I had to take this break in the first place. Between that and working full time, the twice-weekly updates were what I had arrived at as sustainable a year ago when I resurrected the comic, though I had originally hoped to be able to do 3x a week.
It saddens me to make this cut, since the comics tend to be simple enough that only being able to put them out once a week feels pitiful. When Tile first started in 2006 it was updating with two strips five days a week. But I have to be realistic for where I am today, and the comics have increased in technical quality since then.
The other reason for this change is that during this recent break from Tile I had time to pursue a couple other creative ventures. I created this piece for a gallery exhibit, and worked on a short story to publish later. In the past year, while I was able to maintain 2x a week Tile for several months, it did restrict the attention I could give other projects, and I want to have that creative flexibility.
So, just Mondays for now. I am also hopeful this will allow me to build back a healthy buffer, so that I won't have to take as many breaks as I mentioned before might be a necessity.
Thank you for reading, see you Monday.
Tile returns to regular updates Mondays and Fridays!
However, I have come to realize that (for now) I cannot maintain this update schedule without breaks, so there will be more short hiatuses in the coming months. I will do my best to time the breaks at good pausing points, and to return on the dates promised.
In other news, I have been working on an alliterative short story, which I plan on releasing as a booklet with a couple illustrations. There is preview available for Patrons!