Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there a planned ending to Lapse? How long will it be?

A: I have a fully-written script for Lapse and have had this script since I started drawing it. It's going to be nine chapters long, and will probably end up being around 250-300 pages.

Q: What the heck is Tripod?

A: Good question!

Q: Do you believe in ghosts?

A: I consider myself a skeptic. There are a number of mundane explanations for ghost encounters that people would hardly stop to consider in the moment, especially if they're already frightened. However, the idea of encountering a ghost still terrifies me, so make of that what you will. I keep an open mind and I never dismiss anyone's ghost story. In fact, if you have one, I would love to hear it!

Q: Does Eli speak with a British accent?

A: Nope — Eli was American! While he lived quite a long time ago, keep in mind that the British pronunciation of English has undergone more changes than American English since the colonies split. As for what Eli does sound like, he has a mild Pennsylvania Dutch accent (ex., he pronounces 'house' a bit more like 'hoss', and 'sound' a bit more like 'sond').

Q: What's the deal with the hidden links/secrets/'Easter Eggs' around the site?

A: Some auxiliary and comic index pages have hidden links or secrets, if you're viewing the desktop site. They're just for fun, though some include details about the characters that won't be revealed until late in the comic, or aren't in the comic itself at all. As an example, try going over to the 'characters' page, and hover your cursor over Silhouette's portrait for a few seconds.
(* None of these include audio. There are some fade-in-out effects, but no jump scares or screamers.)

The secrets and hidden links are littered around for anyone who's looking. If you see anything out of the ordinary, click on it! However, you can also get immediate access to all of the secrets and their locations on the site by supporting the Patreon. Happy hunting!

Q: Any chance you'll bump the schedule up to two pages a week in the future?

A: I wish, but this won't be possible unless I quit my job or make enough money on the comic to hire help. The pages usually take me 20+ hours to finish, and I simply don't have an extra 40+ hours in my week to spare.

Q: What's your favorite horror movie(s)?

A: I get asked this a lot! I feel a bit weird answering it, though, because although I love horror movies, I haven't seen a whole lot of them, let alone all the must-sees and classics. I can say that I'm apathetic about gore, shock-horror, and slasher films. I prefer a more subtle and psychological approach, and I'd rather have a solid story than be jump-scared out of my seat.

That said, my favorite horror movies are The Orphanage (2007), the Babadook (2014), and the Shining (1980). I'm a also very fond of the horror-comedy Housebound (2014).

Q: Favorite horror game(s)?

A: Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (flawed as it is), and PT. I have an appreciation for the Amnesia series and the rest of the Silent Hill series as well.