I mentioned in the previous post that things were a little crazier than usual for Kristen and I with our upcoming nuptials. We did post two pages last week to get back on schedule, so check those out if you missed one (or both) of them. We survived the insanity, had an awesome wedding, and even skipped town for a couple of days to decompress. So we’re settling back into our routine now and that’s good news for the comic, because everything was getting a bit too complicated for awhile there. Working out of order led to a few continuity issues and other snafus. We’ve restored the status quo, though… at least until the honeymoon. And then that web series we’re going to start shooting. Ah well. One thing at a time.
Hey guys. So you probably noticed we didn’t post a new page today. I went to add it and realized it was next week’s page and there was one missing. There was a miscommunication between Kristen and I. We’ve been working ahead, trying to build up a queue, and it just fell between the cracks. It was drawn, inked, and scanned – it just got lost in the shuffle with all of the other pages Kristen was finishing up and sending my way.
We’re really sorry, but the truth is I think we’ve got a pretty good excuse. We’re getting married next weekend and things have been really hectic. It figures that trying to get a jump on upcoming pages actually just created a little bit more work for us. We’re both feeling pretty swamped and distracted and we apologize.
So that’s the bad news. The good news is that we’ll post two pages next week. Either both on Monday or a Mon/Wed deal. Thanks for your patience and again, we’re so sorry.
Here’s my favorite part of making this comic, hands down – stuff like the eyeball in the first panel. That definitely wasn’t in the script. It’s just one of those gross and awesome little touches Kristen puts in when she gets a hold of it. I love getting the art back and laughing because something surprises me.
That reminds me – I have to tell you about one that didn’t make it into a recent update. It was the page where Ed chokes out Dwyer, the chubbier soldier. In the original thumbnail sketch, when Dwyer fell to the ground, he fell face first into a puddle of the girl’s pee. Kristen could not have been more excited about it. Ultimately, we didn’t include that in the final version. Not because it was in poor taste (it’s a little late to steer away from that), but because it wouldn’t match the previous page. Although if you’re paying attention, you’ve probably noticed several continuity issues. Y’know… the kind we spot the second the page is published.
Anyways, thank you everyone for your continued interest and support. It’s nice getting angry emails when we don’t get a page up on time (no, seriously – it is!). Speaking of… 125 pages! Holy crap!
Yeah, I know… we’re getting into some pretty murky territory here. First the kid unknowingly participates in cannibalism and now this. Kristen and I used to talk about how much more we could probably get away with without offending anybody because of her more cartoon-ish art style. In this case, it’s somehow just making it all feel even creepier. Unfortunately, it does get worse for the gang before it gets better. We’re almost through Part II of this arc and we’re going to see things get really crazy in Parts III & IV.
This was obviously never going to end well. I can’t imagine anyone is the least bit surprised that these soldiers are up to something. There are still some pretty interesting twists coming up that I’m really excited about and we’re now moving into the second half of this arc. I know it’s been a lot of talking and build-up so far, but the shit’s about to hit the fan in a big way.
And yes… some zombies will make an appearance before all is said and done. I know it’s been a long time since we featured any prominently. I think the next phase of this story will more than make up for the lack of action and gore these last couple of months.
As you’ve probably already guessed, not everyone’s going to make it out of the dam.