Sorry Again for the Delay!

In what always seems to be a familiar refrain around here, we had to put a stop again to work, but this time it has nothing to do with injury or getting hacked or whatnot.  In truth?  It’s because I forgot to script the upcoming pages. ^_^;;;  I got so tied up on Razorblade Angel that I forgot to convert the prose for the rest of chapter 8 and 9, so this is entirely my fault, not Ayne’s.  We’ll be working over this week to get stuff done and just to make sure it does, I’ll even go so far as to throw up some bonus stuff this week – I’ll find something!

Again, apologies!

-Rob

  • Gaboris

    Hey.
    I can see that it’s been almost a year since anything’s been updated here and I doubt that you two’d still be looking at stuff around here, but since Disqus reports new messages i might have a chance.

    I guess the comic is abandoned or just on a long hiatus, but it would still be nice to read the story up till now, so I’d be interested to know if the pages and the archives are gone for a reason or is there a way to fix them?

    Also I know that the comic is on ComicDish as well, but as far as I could tell that hasn’t been updated since 2012 and it would be nice to know if the rest of the pages are around or not. :)

    • http://www.megamistudios.com/ Rob Barba

      Actually, without going into long and boring details, we’ve had a few horrific and terminal disasters around here. The long and the short is that while in the middle of drawing, Ayne’s father, Red (yay for nicknames!) got a case of frontal temporal dementia, commonly known as Pick’s disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pick%27s_disease.) It has essentially reduced a sixty-five year old USAF colonel to the mind of a five-year-old. With Ayne’s mother Julie working full-time (as Red can no longer work), Ayne has had to step in as caretaker – and needless to say, that’s done a number on the artwork.

      That’s not to say that we’re quitting. We just upgraded to Manga Studio 5EX, and we’re in the midst of tech upgrades. We are actually planning to restart the manga from scratch, with an improved (though similar) storyline and plot, but to showcase how much Ayne’s art has changed since the beginning. I also designed a new, clearer to read font just for the relaunch.

      Believe me, I don’t like this delay. I’ve had to delay the release of my novel (which takes place in the same universe) because it’s so tied into C&M. But as you well know, family is important.

      We will also likely keep the original up on a subsite for those to read; i was actually planning to put that up this weekend along with the revised website.

      Hope that explains everything. Not what people want to hear, I’m sure, but such things are never easy. We will be at Intervention next month if you would like to see sneak previews of what we have planned.

      And we are shooting for a December relaunch.

      • Gaboris

        Ah then I understand, thank you for the reply.

        I never question a creator’s reasons for stopping since real life always comes before online stuff and I have no right to dig into a stranger’s personal life, but I’ve seen several webcomics that didn’t care for their websites after they ended their work and when their accounts expired their whole comic got wiped and that’s the saddest thing about the internet for me.

        It’s good to hear that you’re planning to restart the comic and even better that you’re keeping the original around as well.

        No idea when you get to start the new comic, but if in case you remember to it would be nice to get a reply on this comment so Disqus can remind me of it. :)

        P.S.: Sorry for not saying anything about your wife’s (If I’m not mistaken?) father, but I felt that I couldn’t say anything that wouldn’t have felt inappropriate.