I had this all written out and the goddamn board ate it.
Here's the November update:
So Che's busier than ever, getting towards final projects now and she's got her nose to the grindstone. Unfortunately for her, student loans did not give her enough to cover Dec & Jan, so she has to take paying commissions now over winter break to cover the shortfall. This unfortunately means she cannot spare time for free work. If there is to be comic coloring, there needs to be some cash changing hands. I can just barely make my own expenses, so I don't have anything to spare.
In my world, my Mom has been diagnosed with a mass in her lung. We don't know what it is yet, but generally mass in lung=bad. My family is difficult under the best of conditions (understatement of the year, its dysfunctional as hell), and going into the holidays this is just going to get magnified into the biggest mass of suck and fail you can imagine. There's going to be fallout, I just don't know when/how that's going to hit with full force. I'm already having to deal with relatives and friends to try to find ways and money to help them.
I've also got other paying work floating in the either, commissions, con work, that sort of stuff.
So basically unless I'm getting paid myself for something, its hard to justify devoting huge chunks of time to it. Comic making can take 14+ hours sometimes, and I work a full time job already, so it takes days to produce for me since I can only work on it at night. I got a new tablet, but I'm not quite used to it yet, and I'm not sure yet how much that will shave off as far as time is concerned.
But all is not lost. I've started a patreon to help make the comic a paying thing so I can afford to devote time to comics over other paying work, and I can pay Che.
The URL: http://www.patreon.com/shadowsmyst
A lot of it is tentative, until I come up with better rewards and shit, but if we are going to get this going, we need to start somewhere right?TL:DR version:
Che is broke, and can't work for free. I'm broke, and my mom is really sick and my family REALLY sucks, so unless I'm getting paid something I can't promise to devote my time to anything. If you want comics, please consider supporting my patreon: http://www.patreon.com/shadowsmyst