You might have noticed a new banner the past few days. This is just one of the several art changes I'm making to the site. Other changes will include new character profile pictures. Also, I am going to to write out new introductory paragraphs for the characters since the old ones don't match the direction that the comic actually went. As for the site design itself, there isn't much more I can do with a restricted template and host service, which is partially why I haven't moved the Sunday strips to their own archive yet. Also, I'm still pondering on moving over to Wordpress eventually, but until that time comes, Smackjeeves suits my needs well enough.
After much thought and self-debate, I've decided to make a Patreon page. Since I do work a full time job, my concern is not income to cover my day-to-day expenses, but to cover the cost of using Adobe Illustrator to make the comics and associated artwork, hosting fees, art supplies, and advertising, and maybe printing fees and convention booth space (if I ever get around to that...)
What is Patreon?
In simple terms, it's a form of donation. The folks at Patreon do a heck of a better job explaining how it works than I ever will.
Until I have an image link ready, you can go directly to the donation page here.
For those of you into the convention scene, I will be at BLFC in Reno, NV this weekend. I won't have a table, or anything (What would I sell?) but I'd be more than happy to have a chat and make a sketch or two. Perhaps with a pint of beer in hand!
I really didn't want to do this, but due to circumstances beyond my control (A.K.A. work related) and until further notice, Forest Hill will update weekly on Tuesdays until I can rebuild the comic buffer sufficiently to provide twice-weekly updates again. I'm not sure how long that will take, but it may take a few months.
I have removed the Halloween filler comics, but they can still be viewed on my FA, DA, and Weasyl accounts.
Since I will be migrating to a new computer this week, there will be no updates next week (10/6), and possibly the week after (10/13). I'll still be around.d on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, though!
It's been a busy two months for me with conventions left, right, and center, but that doesn't mean that I've been ignoring the comic this whole time, oh no! I've been working on strips to get the strip restarted this whole time. I've also been working on my art, and you can see samples of this on my twitter feed, as well as my Deviantart profile.
As for the comic itself, sadly, I'm dropping scheduled Sunday strips until further notice, but I might drop one in to bridge a story arc (however, since they are double strips, they will be the only post that week.) Also,
since my last comic was on a Tuesday, the comic will thus restart this upcoming Friday (9/6).
Thanks for reading!
I don't really want do this, but after next Friday's update, Forest Hill will be on hiatus until at least September 1st. Due to my work schedule taking a lot of my available time off to work on the comic, I simply haven't been able to keep much of a buffer. Now, with convention season in full swing, I will not have the time to keep up the production rate I need to maintain the schedule or maintain a buffer.
When Forest Hill resumes, I may drop the posting rate, and I may drop the Sunday editions altogether---except for occasional special edition, but I think, though, that I can meet you readers halfway by posting all future comics in full color.
Regardless, it pains me to go on hiatus, but I have tried to my best to keep this from occurring. Aside from conventions, I am going to take this time to rebuild a slight buffer so that I shouldn't have to do this again until next year, but we'll see.
Also, I'll try to post a few filler items during the time away, just to provide a little something for your continued patronage.
Thanks for reading!