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First off, WOW I haven't gotten so many comments on a page where someone's not arguing with me! Very cool! (Keep it up, let's always get almost 200 comments on a page lol...just kidding, comment as you feel appropriate.) Sorry I couldn't keep up with them all as much as I tried, but with my birthday and trying to churn out some more artwork and getting the comic done, I didn't have time to respond to many. But thank you all the same!
Anyway, this is one of those pages where I'm like...is this going to read as totally bizarre in the final graphic novel version? Because it's a pretty big tone shift from "oh, she's dead!" to "Elias is flying and it was nice." But, we will address the situation in a more solemn way in a few pages, it just doesn't make sense that he would finally get in and not lighten the mood a bit. Comic time is weird. If you read this in the future and you get to the pages where we address Connie being gone (in a few pages), it'll probably seem quite natural. If you read it real time, there have been weeks in between and it'll seem quite strange that no one is immediately commenting that Connie is gone. If you read the chapter over, you'd possibly wonder why they're concerned about Ginger because they just saw her at the beginning of the chapter, but if you're more aware of the passage of time, you'd be thinking that it's been weeks and they don't know how she did on the first real full moon since she was free. It's wild to write a story this way O_O
Well, I'm off to finish some things and clean myself and maybe go hiking, who knows. I'm working on a design for a tshirt that I'll probably also slap on a tote bag and maybe a mug. What kind of merch are people interested in? I'm so reluctant to go to nuts with merchandise because I worry about producing too much that no one will buy. Oh, and I hope to open a Storenvy shop soon to sell off my remaining floppy issue comics since conventions aren't happening. I'm not sure about international shipping, that's my only concern. It's quite expensive to ship even something small and flat internationally, but we'll see. Is there a lot of international demand? Are you international and would you want the first two floppy comics?
I made a Fandom Wiki for HTBAW. I did very little to it, because I don't know what I'm doing and I'm too tired/busy to learn, but if you'd like to help edit it and add things, please feel free. Thank you to everyone who's contributed so far! It's coming along great! (I've also not had time to check into this, but I'm going to assume anyone who cares to update it probably has a thing for accuracy, so I'll periodically check to add things when I can. If you're working on it, please feel free to add any artwork from the comic or my Twitter that you'd like to the wiki, no need to ask. Artwork away.)
Feel free to check out my goofy Amazon store if you're so inclined, or I have some merch up on Society6 if you're looking for my old store link! Thanks to everyone who's come out to support me through Ko-fi and Patreon (links below, I'm too tired to link more things), you're really keeping me sane when the world is on fire :).