The new Rumors of War comic has entered its final two weeks as of today. The realist in me wants to beat me up for the comic’s shortcomings and I can’t say there weren’t troubles during production.

I’m sure I’ll look back on the comic a more fondly once I’m no longer in the middle of things, but I’m fairly certain I won’t be making another comic in the foreseeable future. I disappointed myself — that’s a hard pill to swallow.

My lengthy hiatus in the Fall and the growing trouble with my webhost — leading to a change in hosting services a few months back — were exhausting. I haven’t “found my groove” yet. I’m optimistic, but not overmuch.

I want to thank everyone who funded the relaunch project — I’m getting everything wrapped up but it’s slow going. I’m trying not to get excited about future projects until I have backer rewards and everything squared away.

I learned some things about myself — and Kickstarter, to a lesser extent — in the process of working on the comic. I know what I’d do it differently.

Honestly, when it looked like the project wouldn’t fund last year, I re-calibrated my goals to something smaller, shorter-term, perhaps more realistic.

I apologize if I sound grim. I don’t want to sound “too” happy that the comic is coming to a close, in part because I know I won’t work on another soon and I don’t want to sound resentful. Overall it was a good experience.

I’m sure I’ll come up with all kinds of ways that it could have gone better or worse — maybe I’m just not in the most cheerful mood at the moment.

There are nine pages left in the comic! Nine days to go! I’m not really one for countdowns, so I imagine y’all can take over from here.

As for the after — I’ve been thinking about different ways of continuing to host the comic on my site. I don’t want a big “The End” panel sitting there for months. I’m working on those digital compilations, and I’ll probably put them up somewhere for download.

Nope, I just can’t make myself sound optimistic right now.

Stuff is going to happen. The sun is going to come up tomorrow. I’m going to keep working on things. There will be things to see here. Yep.