So, you may have noticed there were over two weeks of updates, followed by.. Nothing. Yeah, about that.
There’s nothing I can say other than sorry. I don’t really have an excuse. I still had a backlog that could have taken us to the middle of last week, but I just decided not to. And I did it for no reason other than I didn’t want to.
If there’s anything I can set the blame for my shitty work ethic, it’s two things. First, my copy of Photoshop expired shortly before the updates stopped. Without a means to make the strips and with no desire to remedy the problem, I couldn’t make a strip (unless you wanted them done in MSPaint). I only just got things going again, with zero worry of the issue happening again.
When it comes down to it though, my head just hasn’t been in the right place lately. I’ve fallen into a slump where I have no desire to do much of anything. To say it’s been an interested few weeks would be a lie, because it’s astounding how much time I’ve wasted not doing better things.
So, the comic.. What’s happening with it? It’s returning.. Right now. Think of it like a Christmas Break. In the middle of summer. We’re all well rested and ready to jump back into the comic! ..What analogy was I using again?
A heads up though, I burned through quite a lot of my backlog by not doing any work after Photoshop expired, so I only have about a week of extra strips to go before I’m out. With school starting up for me next Tuesday, all I can say is I’ll try my damnedest to continue Monday through Fridays, but I might need to drop down to a lighter schedule depending on the work load. I’m hoping I won’t have to, but I’m also considering dropping about five to six strips to help make this insane journey just a little easier.
Again, sorry for the lack o’ updates. Onwards to the Electric Castle.
If you stumbled upon the site today, you’ll notice a new comic. But this comic is different from the others. There’s no punchline, no nothing. It’s just Mike laying in a field. That’s because it’s the start of something new.
Into the Electric Comic is a 55 strip comic series set in the PPLFROMIRL universe that loosely follows the plot of the concept album Into the Electric Castle from Arjen A. Lucassen. If you haven’t listened to this album, I highly recommend it, for it’s not only an excellent album, but might give you some insight into where this series may be going. To get you going, I’ve provided you with Youtube link so you can listen to the album.
Listening to the album is not required for you to understand the series, but may fill in some gaps I haven’t covered.
So.. I said 55 strips, but there’s only one here today. What gives? Starting today until the end of all 55 strips, the site will be on a Monday-Friday update schedule. Depending on how many strips end up as doubles (two strips, one day), that’ll be over two months of Monday through Friday updates.
Why not just post them all at once? Where’s the fun in that?! That, and I’m not done yet!
Now.. Buckle up for this voyage.. Into the Electric Comic.