Gonna have to pare down the quality of my drawings.

At the pace I’m currently producing comics I will literally be dead before I finish AHS, not to mention other comics I want to make.
That’s why I really have to find ways to draw more efficiently.
I planned to hire someone to help me with inking / coloring, but the Patreon revenue would have to be a lot more for something like that to be feasible and that is not happening with my slow update schedule.

I look at a lot of webcomics to get ideas and I noticed that my eyes kinda slide off of some sketchy comics or comics that are purely lineart. So I’ll be experimenting a bit with the art in the next few pages to avoid this issue while still being faster.
There’s still some hope my health situation improves with physical therapy etc. but I’m not betting on it at this point.

Anyway, just wanted to let everyone know what’s happening.

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Status Report

It’s been around five months since I injured my shoulder. At first I stubbornly kept drawing through the pain, but soon decided to put the comic on hold in order to rest and let the injury heal. However, after all this time it still hasn’t gotten better. I guess it’s safe to assume this will not go away on it’s own, and might even require surgery. Sadly, x-rays didn’t show anything, so the next step will probably be an MRI the coming weeks.

Anyway, I can’t just not draw. Doing nothing has wrecked me even more mentally and physically. I gained a few pounds, my place is a mess and I’m crying a lot. If rest is not helping me recover, I might as well draw.

I think the dream of doing the comic in color is well and truly dead now. Even the newest b/w page made my shoulder feel like a sea of fire. I’m not sure how far I can scale back the detail without readers hating it. But maybe I can find a more efficient way of doing things that won’t look half bad. I’ll still do some colored pieces every now and then, like the one at the bottom of this post.

That’s it for now. I will update the comic when I can, just don’t expect too much of me.

I’ll leave you with this:

A little someting.

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Hiatus

It’s been four months since I injured my shoulder and it still hasn’t recovered.

I’ve been doing physical therapy, but 200€ in and I’m not even sure if it helped at all.
Strangely there have been days where I had no problems at all, and I was optimistic that it was getting better. I drew new pages on those days, but a few days later my shoulder is acting up again.

So yeah, I won’t be updating the comic for a while and I don’t know how long it’s going to be. Sorry.

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Patch notes for pages 1-25

  • Improved faces and hair.
  • Tightened up the screen-tone graphics.
  • Increased resolution.
  • General anatomy/proportion improvements. (where possible)
  • An issue where Erin negs Mina has been fixed, she now compliments her instead! :3

No new page this week, but I updated some old pages!

The more it became clear to me that I would be working on AHS for a very long time to come, the more I disliked the earlier pages for various reasons. I knew completely redrawing them was out of the question due to issues with my wrist and how long it would take. So I settled on slight tweaks here and there, without compromising the update schedule. I’ve actually come to rely on that Patreon income a bit, it’s not my full-time job yet, but it’s getting there.

I’ve been working on the remake on and off for a few months, but I had to stop at page 25 for now, because the wrist pain was getting worse again, and I don’t want to go back to the time where I couldn’t update the comic for months because of it. I’m definitely getting more done than I could before though, not sure what I owe the improvement to, but the Yiynova definitely helped.

One of the more extensive changes.

One of the more extensive changes.

Oh and if your browser still has the old images cached you might have to refresh the pages manually.

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