Blog 1-24-16 – Little bit of Late

Hello! As the observant of you might have noticed, Saturday comics were quite a bit late this time around. I apologize for this and will attempt to not have this happen in the future. That being said, this week’s Weekly Feature (which only appears on on Wednesdays) will be several days late due to scheduling issues.

I will be working to prevent things like this, but the coming month will offer many opportunities for me to be late. So depending on which way the wind blows there will be either a lot of lateness or (most) everything will be on time. Unfortunately there isn’t much in between.

I hope you have a nice day!


Blog 1-1-16 – New New Years’ Setup

Wow, it’s another new year already. Each year is just better than the last in terms of the amount of people viewing and enjoying my content, my interactions with people, and my own satisfaction in my work. Still, this is the first New Year’s in a while where I won’t be incredibly increasing my workload by announcing a couple of new comics. Indeed, this is the first year where I feel like I’m in a worse creative position than I was the year before. Meaning my update here will be rather tame, and have some of both the good and the bad.

First things first: let’s talk about comics. This year I’ve put 3 on hiatus, which has helped me, but I feel like it’s not as much as I really want to be doing. So this year I will be rescheduling the way things will be done. Instead of having 1 comic on weekdays and 3 each weekend day I will be doing 2 every day. The missing slots will be filled by Walking the Roosters increasing from 5 to 7 comics a week, as well as adding in a larger-format comic every week that could be a part of one of many stories. Also my Editorial comics, which I have not really been keeping up with, should hopefully fill in the remaining spot (if not, there will be something there, though). This new schedule will be viewable on the “weekly posting schedule” page shortly.

And now for the stuff not about comics. I will be ceasing to use most of the social media accounts that Dragon Co. uses for a period of time until I feel like they are relevant or are polished enough that I can be happy to look at them. This won’t be affecting everything: the main Dragon Co. Twitter and Facebook account/page will still be operational during this time, but Tumbr, secondary Facebook pages, and Google+ will not be active until the problems I am having with them can be resolved or there is demand for them to exist (which at the moment there is none, and I don’t foresee there being much for any but Tumblr until I can get things straightened out).

I will also be changing the “reviews” I have been doing (or trying to do) in the middle of the week. Instead I will be doing more of a short “Blog” post about one or a few of the many varied items in my collection (this is part of a larger project that I’m hoping to get off the ground). This might take longer to go into effect, as I haven’t been able to catch up on my written material as much as I would have hoped entering the New Year. In fact, I am very much behind in that regard and I will be working as diligently as I can to get caught up (but as one of my teachers always said “it is easier to keep up than catch up”). This process, which I optimistically thought would be finished by this time, might now take until the end of February to get resolved. But I do have every intention of catching up.

And that’s about what I’ve got. As always I hope you have enjoyed and continue to enjoy what I put out, and that you had a wonderful New Year’s Eve and will have a wonderful new year.


Blog 12-22-15 – Stickies is Ending

Hello! I know that, for my comics, this year has really shaken things up. And while I hope to make up for multiple comics being put on hiatus next year, I can also say that I feel like the comics I have created since those comics were put on hiatus have been better than the ones I would have made if I had continued with my other projects at the time. Still, it’s not my favorite thing to do: to look at my projects and evaluate if they are working and where they are going. But we are nearing the end of the year, and now is around the time I start looking at that sort of thing. And I have another comic I’m currently not convinced I can continue to make ‘quality’ for an extended period of time, and that is Stickies.

I very much enjoy the comic, but at the moment it seems the characters’ journey is getting close to ending, and indeed the next 2 Stickies comics will be the last for some time. I can say I believe the ending is fitting the characters and their dignity.

I do believe that in the next year I will be able to make up for the loss of content that I have experienced over this year, but that stuff is not ready to be announced yet. Until then I hope you all enjoy the end of Stickies and all of the other content I put out.


万年筆 10,000 Year Brush Hiatus

Hello followers and fountain pen fans! I’m sad to say that, after the next two 10,000 year brush comics are published, the strip will be put on indefinite hiatus similar to Dice Comics. They reason for the stop at this point is both because 84 is a good number to work with in collection format, and because I like the number. But I also feel that I’m just not making as good a strip as I can. I’m not out of jokes yet, but there are some weeks when I feel like I’m forcing a joke where there is none, and I don’t want to continue on and produce a sub-par product. I hope y’all have enjoyed the run so far and that in the future I can restart with fresh ideas.

– Austin

Dice Comics Hiatus

Hello followers, and people just stopping by. I’m sorry to say, due to many recent problems that I have had, I will have to scale back on some of my projects. At the moment the only visible effect this will have will be the indefinite hiatus of Dice Comics. I believe I had to pick one comic to end (for a while at least), and the one I was getting the least feedback on and was the least excited about doing every week was Dice Comics. So the end of this chapter has already been written. If at some point in the future, enough people are interested, or I feel I’ve come up with enough fresh jokes I might bring it back up, but for now there are only 2 Comics left.