Siofra half turned away from the viewer, smiling.

Wow, everyone.

It’s been too long, I think. Way too long.

I want to apologize to everyone. I know I have a track record of my real life situation getting wildly out of hand, and causing things I need to work on–for myself, and for my audience– to kind of take a back seat. I think it’s equal parts bad planning, poor discipline, and having to pick and choose what projects I can expend my energies on.

I’ve spent the last couple years trying to have a monthly sticker club on Patreon. I think I made some very fun stuff over there, and I learned a lot about printing and die cutting and the like, but that also ended up spiraling a bit out of my control, more than once.

We had a family tragedy at the end of 2020, that I’m still not sure how to elaborate publicly, or even if I should. I spent a lot of 2021 shuffling around day jobs. My creative energies have been largely dried up. I’ve had a couple other character concepts rattling around in my head, that I’d like to do things with, but I haven’t really committed anything yet. My most recent, consistent project has been attempting to get into livestreaming, which my day job scheduling has also made difficult.

Homebound creeps back into my memory every now and then.

On the one hand, it’s something that I do still want to work on. There are specific things I wanted to do with Siofra that I haven’t had the chance to really explore yet. On the other hand, I feel like the distance I’ve kept it at has changed it, somehow. I’ve begun to question some of my original plans, and I think my taste and opinions and views have shifted enough that a lot would have to be reworked. And the fact is, if I were to start working on this comic again today, that work would probably not make it to the public for another several months, because I want to make sure I have a sufficient buffer of finished pages before I start posting anything.

I don’t want to completely close the book on the project, but I think part of that is just fear and worry. And let’s be honest, this is a post I should’ve written a year ago, or longer, but I couldn’t bring myself to face it.

If I were to come back to Homebound, I think it would be very different. Not completely different, not a new story. But definitely changed, and refocused. And that is still something on my to-do list, but I don’t know if, or when, I’ll be able to get back into this project again.

I want to thank all of you for your support, I want to thank the artists who I commissioned for guest artwork, and I especially want to thank the few of you who have reached out to me asking about the comic. And, again, I must apologize for avoiding this message for as long as I have.

I can’t say when I’ll get back to this. I know I should, and I certainly want to. But I’m just not ready yet. I hope, if I do get things back into gear, it’ll be a fun and exciting surprise for everyone. In the meantime, I do want to try livestreaming again soon, and I do have other projects in mind: a couple story ideas here and there, and also some ideas for an online store. As always, my primary base of operations will be my Twitter.

Until then, though, thank you all again.

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