Looks like you were right.
I apologize for this, everyone, but Page 491 of BSF is going to have to be deferred until Tuesday, 10/27. First, I got sick (again), then my cat got sick, which necessitated an emergency vet visit, and NOW, the hard drive I keep all my BSF files on appears to be failing! So I have to figure all that stuff out before I can really get drawing again. As always thank you all for your patience and understanding, and see you on the 27th!
I’ve been plagued by some nonspecific illness since Monday afternoon. It’s one of those ones where you think you can do most things until you actually try to get to doing any of them and you just feel gross and need to go lie down for a while. The plague specter has taken a slightly firmer grip on me today, the day I would normally be inking the next page. It could have waited, maybe, but y’know how it is. I don’t get to decide that guy’s schedule.
My bold assumption is that my immune system will get this sorted out by the coming weekend and page 486 will be posted on Tuesday, October 6th. As always, I apologize for the delay and I appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding in this matter.
So I already wrote and thumbnailed the next page.
The problem is, it’s one of those pages where I know deep down that I need to take some time with it to really work out all the kinks with the layout before finalizing it. The more the tension ramps up, the more I’ve gotta be sure my storytelling is the best it can be, so you always know what’s going on!
Life has been happening at me pretty hard for the past couple of weeks. It’s all coming to a head pretty much on Tuesday, and Monday is already shaping up to be a busier day than usual. Normally I’d take today to chill and work on the layout and then crank out the final page on Monday, but with the limited time I’ll have that’s not going to be doable while maintaining any semblance of the usual quality, so I’m going to defer this page till Friday so you get the Best Possible BSF Experience (BPBSFE) that you have come to expect.
I do apologize, though, and thank you for your patience and understanding.
I was hoping I wouldn’t have to do this, but I’m going on a family vacation next week and will need to put BSF updates on hold until I get back.
Recently I’ve been putting more time into each page thanks to the Tuesday/Friday update schedule, and the extra time to do that twice this week just never materialized in the midst of work and getting ready to go on this vacation. While I could go back to my old “method” (a term I use loosely as well as reluctantly, as it resembled panicked flailing more than it did an actual artistic process) of cramming the entire production of a page into a single night for two nights in a row before I leave, I’d prefer not to since the quality would suffer.
So there won’t be any pages next week, and for that I apologize. There will be a new page on June 30th. Thank you all, as always, for your patience and understanding. I will see you on the 30th.
If you’re not already reading Astral Aves, you should be!
In BSF-related news, I’m feeling better today but I’m still not 100%. Things are on track for a return on the 14th still, so no worries. Thank you for your patience and the well-wishes, everyone!