Heeey guys! That's the last page of this chapter, and the last page of 'Volume 1' of Lapse (out of 2), and the half-way point of Lapse on the whole.
I want to thank you guys again for sticking around with me through everything. It was difficult to get this chapter done, but IT'S OVER. There's something of a laundry list of things I have to deal with before I can move on to posting 'Volume 2' if I'm going to do it right. I'll list those as follows:
- Script adjustment - The Lapse script is several years old at this point, so, a bit of tweaking is in order.
- BUFFER. - At least 10 pages of it. The comic could only update weekly when I had one, and it does a LOT to cut down on the stress of updating. I don't want to put myself or you guys through what went wrong throughout Chapter 4 if I can avoid it. No thanks. And this will also help with the next item...
- Process/style adjustment - Right now, Lapse pages take WAY too long for me to draw: usually about 20 hours. It's not practical for me to try and squeeze that time out of my work schedule, and was a major contributor to the burn out I suffered. It's unlikely I'll get fast enough to update more than once a week during Lapse's webcomic-runtime, but if I can get it down to something where I can finish a page a week and still have some time to myself, I'll be very happy. I don't want to do anything drastic to the style, but I am going to try to hustle pages into a quicker timeframe, so there may be some growing pains. I guess we'll see.
- Patreon - I've had a Patreon in progress for a while now, but I felt uncomfortable pushing one when I wasn't putting out a product with consistency. I'd really like to get one running when I'm able to get back on the horse. If you guys have any stuff you'd like to see in one, I'd be very interested to hear!
I'll be posting updates in the usual places - Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. I'll give you guys an estimate on when Chapter 5 is going up as soon as possible. The buffer is the main priority and the main gauge of when this will be. I'm hoping I'll have some news for you guys by the end of this month.
That's it for now! Thank you guys again. You're the best readers a gal could ask for. <3
TWC Image: Some more concept art of big!Tripod.