Posted Feb 04, 2024 at 07:20 pm

I'll be honest with you all - there was a period a couple weeks ago where I thought I was not going to be able to finish this comic.

I had been banging my head against the wall for the past year - there were a lot of pieces in play, a ton of characters, several plot devices, 5 subplots, and a macguffin, and I had to get them all into some very exacting positions by the final act. There was so much ground to cover, and I was starting to think that I wouldn't actually be able to get there in any way that was worth drawing. I wrote it, rewrote it, edited it, trashed it, and started it again, oh, at least 2 dozen times. I was starting over so often that I gave up writing it out in a notebook I'd dedicated to the purpose since the beginning of book 5, since most of it wound up being crossed out and edited into illegibility. I couldn't even figure out the opening 5-page monologue. I rewrote that at least a dozen times too, cycling through different narrators, touching on different themes, lore. I eventually gave up on that too, hoping that it would come to me when I finally got my script going.

And I started - and FINISHED - another script entirely over the past 2 months: a 325-page-ish story. Cool, great. I had something to keep me busy when this monster was finally complete. Would it ever be complete, though? I was stressing about it pretty bad, even as I drew out the first 10 pages. I knew I was going to keep those, at least. I was desperately hoping that inspiration was going to come before I finished drawing them. And I didn't want to be that guy, the creator that keeps putting their big main project on the backburner while working on an endless stream of little projects. I HATE leaving things unfinished, especially something as important to me as this. If I gave up on AP, I might as well never pick up a pencil again.

But as luck would have it... it came to me all of a sudden just this past week. A couple days after finishing my other script, actually. (I can probably thank it for rattling my brain enough to get some of the marbles un-stuck.)

So yeah.

It's happening.

Hope one of my readers can figure out Sennan! ;)

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