395 – Hi Mom

Annnnnnnnd we’re back. Sorry for the dead air over the past week or so, folks. Not intentional, I assure you.  It’s just been a crazy month over all, what with family members and myself getting sick, holiday madness, and getting rear-ended by a driver whose insurance status is in question pending an investigation so I can’t get my car fixed until that’s resolved. *sigh*

I think another reason why I’m dragging my heels a bit is that this storyline is almost over and I kind of don’t want it to be. Not the end of the strip, mind you – I plan on drawing MeatShield until I die or am committed to an insane asylum, so no worries there. I’m just trying to tie up loose ends in this storyline without making it seem too abrupt and set up a new one. I am just frustrated that I can’t seem to get all my ducks in a row lately, never mind the fact that Book Two and many of the other things I mentioned in my MeatShield “state of the strip” speech a while back are significantly delayed due to the aforementioned craziness.

I think one final reason why things have slowed way down is that I’ve been trying to broaden my artistic skills a bit, but I haven’t developed the speed needed to ramp back up to 3 strips per week. I’ll get there, it’s just going to take some time.

Plus, the sun was in my eyes. 😉

I appreciate your patience with me, folks. 🙂

Take care,