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Honey Vs. Turpentine: RE: Potential Employment

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Something I know I’ve written about elsewhere: I’ve thought a lot about the relative scale of stories in the Band Vs. Band world. It’s specifically not about The Biggest Superstar Bands In The World, and it’s ALSO specifically not about Hopeless Bands where the joke is that they’re awful and going nowhere. I want it to be at this medium-level human scale, basically: the main bands are each implied to be pretty good IF you like their kind of thing (which is split in-universe!), they have setbacks and successes, and, at this point, though they’ve made some progress, they still need day jobs. And this record store would be an especially sweet day-job option if there’s a discount.

I actually feel kinda bad that, with the exception of Domme getting a spotlight moment, the other bandmates besides Honey and Turpentine haven’t had much to do in the last couple of sequences besides tag along. It’ll balance out, though! I’ve got tons I wanna do with these characters, both ensemble-wise and individually. I like this cast of characters a lot.

I need to postpone new comics on the site for a few weeks while I finish my book.

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Aw, I know. I wish I didn’t have to! It’s frustrating to me — I’ve been spending all of my free time on comics lately (like, to the point of not seeing friends and barely going outdoors on weekends – I’m wearing one hell of a grungy hermit outfit right now), and yet I still feel like a deadbeat not having updates on Mondays. So much of what I’m working on is the book bonus stuff that I’ve sworn not to show the internet in advance, and it’s weird not having that gratification of posting it. I’m dying to post some of this, because I think you’ll like it.

I know this is the right thing to do — having a gap where there’s a drought of new comix here for a little while ultimately won’t make much difference, but having a book I’m not happy with would be forever.

Thank you so much again to everyone who supported the Kickstarter, and everyone who’s looking forward to this book and/or new comix on the site. I wanna make great stuff for ya. Also, I wanna get these characters dressed up for their award show already…but man, it’s going to have to wait.

Estimate on comic updates again: mid-April. I’ll be sharing as much miscellaneous progress as I can with you in the meantime — mostly on Tumblr, but sometimes also Twitter and Facebook.