By JGray

Sorry about the delay. First there was a birthday this weekend (a 95th one so it was a BIG deal) for a family member. Then I got a head cold which left me sleeping most of the day. Or trying to, anyway.

But... wow! While I was woozy from Nyquil our Patreon hit $330 a month! Our goal for returning to 2 pages a month was $320. So! What does this mean?

1. We are going to wait until the beginning of next month to make sure we actually pull in $330. A little known fact is that the number you see on the Patreon page isn't always what is pulled in. It is the maximum possible amount. People can adjust their pledge month to month. Something like "I normally give $20 but this month I can only afford $10". Only, the total on the main page doesn't change. So, with the total at just over what we need, I need to be sure that we're pulling in the funds correctly.

2. If the funds do check out, we'll be returning to 2 pages per week on the week of the 15th. With Keith's coloring gig on GrrlPower in addition to all his other duties, he needs the lead time to work up to a regular schedule.

3. The bonus story, Birthdays, will take longer to make because we're suddenly not pulling in extra funds like we were before. It will still come but it will take longer to save up for it.

So, that's the skinny. Starting next month, we will (knock on wood) be back to our regular posting schedule!


In other news, my current addiction is Marvel Puzzle Quest on the iOS. Would anyone like to form a private alliance?

New comic!

By JGray

And here's today's new page! I love the look on Chrys's face. Keith did such a good job at drawing her utter disgust with the situation in every panel.

At the suggestion of our amazing host, JD, we'll be moving Bricks of the Arcana to Sunday. JD is absolutely right. It makes sense to have our backup comic in the middle and not so close to the main comic.

I want to thank everyone for their well wishes. I really appreciate it. I'm pleased to announce I've begun work on a new short comic called "Birthdays" set in the MotA universe. Patreon supporters will get first crack at it, of course.

So, enough about me. What's up in your life?

Blame Keith

By JGray

Keith came up with the name for today's comic. So, his fault.

But my absence the last few weeks has been my fault. I suffer from depression and, while I usually have it under control, occasionally it hits me hard. I have trouble doing anything beyond the basics - I'm not stuck in bed paralyzed with sorrow but a lot suffers. Then I hit this spiral. I don't do the things I want to do. I get ashamed I didn't do them and so I'm less likely to try to do them. It takes me a while to get up the energy to start pushing that boulder back up the hill.

But pushing it I am. There'll be a new Bricks on Friday and a new story comic next week.

Thank you for your patience.

And to everyone who came over from GrrlPower, welcome! I hope you enjoy Mysteries of the Arcana nearly as much as you enjoy Halo's superheroic comedy adventures.