To our loyal readers:
Save Hiatus is going … on Hiatus. But don’t despair! We won’t be taking a break from keeping you entertained. More on that in a moment.
Why Are We Doing This?
First, let me say, this is all on me. And the answer is quite simple, really. I’m completely overwhelmed. Drawing the strip didn’t take up more of my time than I expected it to when we first started back in February. Instead, the rest of my life got busier around it. I found myself spending more and more time in front of the computer, and less and less time with friends and family. When I told my family I would be taking a break from drawing the strip, my 7-year old daughter threw her hands in the air, shouted “Yay!” and hugged me. That’s when I knew I’d made the right decision.
The Good News
Unlike TV hiatuses (hiati?), this is not a cleverly disguised way to say we’re going away for good. For the sake of my sanity and my relationships, I need to take a real, honest-to-goodness break and figure out a way to better balance my time. But I’ve made a commitment to Chris that Save Hiatus will return as soon as possible. The strip has been a joy to work on, and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Casey, Ven, Tess, Walker and the rest of the gang. I would hate to walk away completely.
More than likely, it will look a little different than it does now. Chris and I have discussed changing formats, switching to black & white, and other changes we can make to make the strip easier to do without compromising quality or sacrificing the funny. Whatever form it takes, I promise we’ll do our best to make Save Hiatus 2.0 as fun and entertaining as it is now.
In the meantime …
The First Hiatus Novel!
Starting Monday, you’ll get excerpts from the semi-official novelization of the Hiatus pilot episode, “Encounter in Forever on the Edge of the City of Tomorrow,” based on the screenplay by Manny Ulrich. The novelization will be written by Chris, who asks that anyone connected with “What’s the Use Productions” or the Network please, please not sue him.
Excerpts will continue on Mondays and Fridays, just like our comic schedule.
So, for now, enjoy the first-ever Hiatus serial novel. And keep us bookmarked, RSS-ed and twittered, ’cause we’ll be back before you know it. Until then, keep Hiatus..ing! Or, you know, something.