Hey everyone. I want to talk a little about the recent experimenting I’ve been doing with the update schedule. The plan was to switch to gag style strips for a while, which would be theoretically easy to complete quickly, so that I could in turn post large whole-chapter updates to the main story-based comic. Unfortunately, I’ve come to realize this didn’t really work as planned, but it did teach me something about gag-a-day style comics: They’re not as easy as they look. I went with a very simple, flat-color approach to save time, and I discovered that despite that, the art isn’t what takes up time with a three panel comic. It’s the writing and executing of the joke in that tight of a space that takes forever. Arguably more time than the narrative comics. So they took up as much of my time as the story did and did not allow me to really get a leg up. It was a nice idea, but I’m going to admit now, that it didn’t really work.
So with that information, I’m going to go back to posting narrative comics at normal intervals throughout the week, a page at a time. Mainly for my sanity. Sorry if you really liked the big drop (I may do those occasionally, as I really did like that) but only when I have a whole side story or something pre-loaded. Hope you guys aren’t too annoyed.
For the next few updates, I’ll be running the “Obligatory Retcon” story. This was originally done for the printed edition, and then released as a PDF to Patreon and Kickstarter backers. Since it’s been over a year at this point though, I’m releasing it to everyone! Enjoy!
In case you all were wondering what The Dunning-Kruger Effect is, it’s basically what I worry about all the time. People who are unskilled often have a much higher estimation of their own abilities than the reality, and seemingly conversely, skilled individuals often underestimate their abilities. It’s the kinda thing that keeps me up at night anyways.