I think I already talked about the spiral where I put off updating because I haven't done enough, which increases the amount of stuff I feel I need to do before updating, so I put it off, etc. The gist is, I am bad at accomplishing things, and even worse at expressing how bad I am at accomplishing things. But here's a pretty wallpaper:
This is obviously an homage to David Trampier's famous cover illustration for the AD&D Player's Handbook from 1978, one of the most famous pieces of D&D artwork. Since we have a new Player's Handbook coming out this month, it seemed appropriate. As always, you can get a variety of sizes at the wallpaper page on the main website.
You'll notice that two boxes for crayon drawings are half-shaded. The reason for this is that there is a pile of about 20 finished crayon drawings on my desk that I haven't mailed out yet. There are a whole bunch of reasons for that, but right now the only one still standing in my way is my Kickstarter inbox, which has 374 messages that I haven't looked at. Since some of those are almost certainly address changes—and since the artwork is one-of-a-kind—I need to dig through that before I can mail the drawings, or else they might get lost in Mail Service Oblivion. That's one of my tasks for this week, and when it's done, those drawings can get packed up and mailed. And then I can move on to doing more of them. (I mention this less as an excuse and more to assure you that if you've messaged me and not heard back, that response may yet still be coming.)
Other than that, it had been my goal to finish one of the digital stories during my hiatus from the main comic strip back in March. As it turned out, I didn't even get to start one. All the Real Life stuff I had been putting off overwhelmed me and it took all my effort just to get back to the regular strip on time. I've since been able to get some work done on the Therkla backer-requested story in the last three weeks, so hopefully that will be done by the next update.
Anyway, I think that's everything. I haven't done as much as I would have liked, and I hope to do better going forward—both with the work and the updates. Thanks for whatever patience you have left.