Both Rob and I are alive and healthy despite the lack of updates.
It’s been a long road with ButterNutSquash. We’ve missed many an update, disappeared for months and return. Some readers have stayed the journey others have fallen by the wayside whilst new readers have accumulated. It’s been a long and fun journey.
Sound like i’m writing an obituary doesn’t it?
Well rest assured ButterNutSquash isn’t dead. Rob and I love it too much. Too many interesting things are happening for us to let go of our little baby. We have a collection in the works which we hope to bring out in the new year and as well we’ve been option for a cartoon! So we might be coming to you one day as late night toon tv!!
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
It’s been a month with ridiculously long hours of work, other obligations and a nice cold that knocked me out for a week just to keep me on my toes.
I feel a vast pang of disappointment in being unable to update. I love working on both my own little baby Kukuburi and ButterNutSquash. Both bring me great joy and satisfaction. However with the intermittent updates, mostly because of work, I’ve lost the momentum and in turn become disconnected. So while We have over 50 strips roughed out i just can’t find the necessary time to give them the love they deserve…
So, I’ve made a decision.
Now this might sound like a broken record, and i know people will say they’ve heard it all before, but I’m knuckling down and making some hard choices that I hope will have the best results for myself and for you the readers.
Time, and age, makes you look at things a little differently. So while my career is reaching new heights and traveling down new avenues my personal projects are suffering. So this time while away I want to rethink, rejig, plan and tackle things right.
So to give the Squash the strength, dedication and love it deserves and has not been getting we are going on a hiatus. I have taken on a series of corporate projects to help me get out of debt by hopefully mid-spring of next year. A debt that has been hanging over my head for numerous years. Aside from being debt free (which is a positive) my main reasoning for this is by clearing my debt (which resides in the form a credit line) I will be able to keep much more normal work hours and focus on the things I love and, most importantly, use said credit line to publish Kukuburi and ButterNutSquash collections. Which is a dream I’m aspiring towards, and have been for some time.
I will try and update my BLOG with what is currently on my plate for those of you interested, one of which is a short Kukuburi story published in a anthology!
I haven’t decided how long this hiatus will take, I know it will be till the end of the year, which isn’t that far off and a little into the new year. After this month is up I will be better able to gauge my schedule and will update again shortly with an official relaunch date.
You’ve all been extremely patient and fantastic. I hope you understand my decision and will be here when the Squash returns, which really shouldn’t be too far off.
All the best,