In which we learn what is actually up with these door things.
Alright guys, let’s sit in a circle and light a fire because Ajah needs to discuss something with you. I’m going to take another hiatus. Now, before you all gasp uncontrollably and jump off cliffs and writing hate letters to e-mail me later, I’m going to give you my reasons and you can like them or not.
I’m not happy with my comic. I’m kind of burnt out but I don’t want to give it up. As a result of being burnt out, and dealing with real life issues like depression and pressure at work, and I just need a break.. There are some other things I want to get off the ground. I want to open an online shop so I can sell my comics. I want to spend some time developing future chapters of GRS and finding some kind of workable timetable where I can update and be more productive. There is another project (it’s either a graphic novel or a novel-novel, I still haven’t decided) I want to start devoting some time to.
BUT I AM NOT GIVING UP GRS!
GRS has been around for a while. A LONG time. I had originally made it as an RPG idea that I couldn’t get anyone to play, so I made it into a comic. People liked it so much I kept it around. I’ve lost tons of followers and gained new ones, and I have self published the comic to take to conventions where I met new fans! I appreciate all of the support and kind comments I have received, and I always feel bad when I miss an update or can’t update for an extended amount of time. I care so much about what people think of the comic that I literally stress out if I can’t make a comic page or update on time, because even though I make this stuff for myself, the other part of that happiness is knowing that others enjoy it too.
But all of the stuff that is going on in my personal life caught up with me yesterday. Like, I ended up in the E.R. last night because of it (no I didn’t try to kill myself or anything stupid like that, it’s just that my anxiety attacks got so bad ). My day job is so stressful, we are coming up on inventory right after the Christmas and New years rush. I want to start looking for another job that isn’t so stressful, and so that I can do more with my art and have time to devote to it. It’s just such a friggen process, and I don’t want to end up in the E.R. again because I am trying to handle too many things at once.
So, after this week, GRS will officially be on hiatus so that I can write more scripts, put Volume #1 together, and work on some other projects as well as get my life sorted out. I go back to England in February but my next con isn’t until June or July. So, I’m going to aim to have the comic back up and running sometime in the spring and early summer.
You CAN still keep in touch with my work, if you wish.
There is my DeviantArt
My art tumblr
The GRS Facebook (to watch like a hawk until I update again)
My public twitter which I intend to put into good use this year
And the forum which is dead right now but hey, join, liven it up, talk to us. We don’t bite! (link at the top)
My D.A. and my art tumblr are the best ways to keep in touch though. So follow, send me DM’s or Asks if you have any questions or concerns, or leave a comment in the chatbox. I check that daily
Thank you for all your continued support. I’m sorry if I have lost any fans by doing this but, when my actual health is involved I have to take a step back and make some decisions. I hope you all will understand and continue to support GRS in the future.