Just a quick note to say the new update will go up tonight, when I get back from work. I posted a panel preview over on my tumblr to make up for the lateness, if that’s your thing!
If you’ve been wondering where the comic was, it might be worth keeping an eye on my tumblr in general. I’ve been trying to keep everyone up to speed on where updates are and why, since the schedule is a little flaky at the moment, and it’s easier to do that over there than to spam RSS subscribers with umming and ahhing from the main site.
Hope that’s okay with y’all, and I’ll catch you tonight with the ~new page~.
Well just look at that!
No, no, up there. At the top.
Hey buddies, you might have noticed that the comic has been updating late in the day for the past few weeks. The short explanation is that I’ve just started a new course of medication, and the side effects have been interfering a lot with my ability to work. The long explanation — if you want it — is here on my tumblr. In any case, you can still expect M/W/F updates, and hopefully things will settle out a bit in the next week or two.
Thanks for your patience, and keep watching the sky.
Today’s update means Artemis and her Champion has come to an end, and it’s time we all went home to feast and frenzy until we make the sun rise on another year.
To that end, the comic will be taking a break until JANUARY 14th when we will be back with chapter three: A Modern Seal’s Guide to Romance.
If you loaded the site any time this afternoon to check the new update, chances are you noticed things going briefly haywire. This is because I was tweaking the layout to allow space for the new ad box and…well, I forgot it was an update day. Whoops, sorry guys. This is the downside of an automated queue.
Anyway, even if you missed that hilarious window of text flying around and images climbing the walls, you’ve probably still noticed a significant addition to the site. And if you haven’t, disable your ad-blocker Scrooge McFreeContent. I’m onto you.
The site will be going into autopilot from Sunday, as I will be going away for the week. Basically the comic will keep updating itself from the queue, and tumblr will send scheduled notifications to twitter and facebook* whenever a new comic goes up. Hopefully you won’t even notice I’m gone. On the offchance that anything does go wrong**, read one of the comics linked in the sidebar for a while, and I’ll be back in a week to sort it out.
* Hopefully. Tumblr’s scheduled post system is pretty weird and unreliable.
** It won’t. I’m checking everything ten times.***
*** Oh god.†
† It’ll be fine.
Site Tweaks and Update Schedule
Just to clarify a few things people have been asking about:
First, I’m unbelievably happy with the response the comic has had in just this first week. I never expected anything like the amount of support and encouragement people have been sending my way, and I’m eager to pay it back by buckling down and making Mythos as good as it can possibly be.
The comic is set to update automatically, one page at a time, on a Monday / Wednesday / Friday schedule. This means that from now on, the comic will progress by a total of three pages per week. Initially I put nine pages online ( prologue and The Red Wolf) in order to give people something to read on launch day – a taster, if you like. Much as I would love to be able to update with a whole story every week, I simply don’t have the time to produce that much material on a regular basis. If you’re the kind of person who likes to read your longform comics in bigger chunks, you might want to hold off and just check in every week or two. The reading pace is entirely in your hands, but three pages a week really is the most I can manage at this point in time.
Part of the confusion, I think, is coming from a slight hitch with the site’s navigation buttons. Ideally the ”next/forward’ buttons should disappear when you come to the end of the archive, and let you know you’ve reached the end of the current material. I’m working on that, and hopefully it will be figured out sometime this weekend. I’m also looking for a better way to display archives, after which you should be able to use the dropdown menu on the right to jump straight to the beginning of a story.
Again, all of my gratitude to the people who have been reading and supporting the comic over its launch. Do keep passing it around to your friends, and to anyone else you think might enjoy the ride. Likewise, if you’re interested in behind the scenes chat, or want to get in contact with me, find me on tumblr or send me a tweet.