It's not often that I write journals or news, etc., let alone the mythos of my comic, but sometimes you have these ideas that just can't get out until you put them to paper.
Please bear with me!
I'm sorry to my readers or would-have-been readers that attempted to read Forest Hill on the days of 10/30-11/2. The comic hosting service I use, SmackJeeves, had a hard drive failure, and then a technical problem when transferring data to the new hard drive. Things seem to be up and running smoothly now, though, knock on wood.
I'd like to give mad props to fellow artist Silverbirch who has made a beautiful, if haunting, portrait of Benni, found here.
Oh, but the fun doesn't stop there! You should definitely check out this artist's other works as well. I'm absolutely amazed at the skill and attention to detail in each piece!
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.