GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!
After uploading a more recent Step-Monster picture on my Tumblr, the reactions and comments I recieved was 5 times what I was expecting. All the feedback from people who had been patiently waiting and the wonderful comments from new people who found the comic and read it through the post made me come to a heavy realization: This hiatus has gone on for far too long.
Now, while How It Ends is still in the body shop of my mind being retooled and crafted for a full reboot
, Step-Monster Volume II has been broken ground on and I intend to officially now bring the series off hiatus and continue it!
I'm writing this second volume and thumb-nailing it in between the free time I have left over after my day job and my professional job hunt (so I can hopefully move by the end of the summer). I'm probably going to produce it in the same manner as Volume I: I'll work and finish the entire chapter and then upload it rapid fire about 2-3 days per week and then there'll be a break while I work on the next
-----------------------------------------------------THERE ARE HOWEVER, TWO BIG THINGS I WANNA GO AHEAD AND TELL YOU FOLKS RIGHT NOW:1)
I can already foresee there's going to be an intense difference in style/skill level when it comes to my drawing between these new chapters and the ones of the last volume (mostly due to the time that's passed during this hiatus and my natural growth as an artist). I'm also going to try and up the quality level and writing game in these as well. Because of this, and to avoid a very jarring transition between the two volumes I'm billing all of Volume I as a sort of prologue of sorts
to the actual story of the Millers as a whole family now (Matilda, Roy, Suzette, and Mikey). This doesn't change anything in Volume I
, it all happened (and some characters might even make a return!) but its simply going to be labeled as a big prologue.2)
I know despite Tumblr and other web-comic art outlets a TON of people still use Deviantart all the time so this comic WILL continue to upload on here when Volume II hits. However
, I will be making a website primarily where Step-Monster will upload on its own and run exclusively with a cast roster, archive for pages, and might even include bonus comics or sketches not see on my Tumblr or Deviantart (so there'll be incentive for going to the site to read the pages!). I haven't yet decided on how or what format this will be done yet but it will
have its own domain to operate off of. I'll announce when this up and running so you don't have to worry about bookmarking it till the near future!
Once again thank you to everyone who has been soooooo patient with me
, there's a lot of artists who I respect and look up to who are just as excited about this as everyone else and that REALLY PUMPS ME UP!
An especially big HELLO
to all you new watchers and followers! I really hope you all enjoy what I've got cooking for Volume II as much as what I had in Volume I!!!
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