And there we have it, the crossover with Center Lane. you didn’t know you wanted.
I hope you guys enjoyed the guest pages. I very much appreciated all the hard work they put in for me. Not being able to take care of my content is really stressful to me because I’ve put almost ten years of my life behind all of this. It may not be much but it will probably be the only thing that lasts even a little while after I’m gone. Almost all of my income comes from this website now, so if anything ever happened to it, or I couldn’t work on it any more I wouldn’t have much left to live for. So everyone who stepped up to make content for me has my heartfelt thanks. If nothing else they helped make it okay for me to rest and catch up. I know you guys said you would wait for me, but the reality is that my stats took a hit for these two weeks. Enough that I’ll probably have much less income for at least a month. The guest pages mitigated that by at least enticing the hardcore readers in to see what was going on. That’s a real dollar value for me. So while maybe they didn’t realize it while they were doing it the guest artists helped keep my ship from sinking.
It’s going to be hard for a while until everything normalizes again. I’m still not fully recovered, but I can work fast enough to keep up for now. It’s very likely that I lost a significant amount of casual readers. It will take time to draw in new eyes to make up for that. I know that this isn’t the kind of thing people usually think about when it comes to webcomics, but this is a look in on how the reality of the business side of it works. I’m very lucky that Hiveworks helps me out with technical problems, and hosts me with very little reciprocation.
I’m also lucky that so many of you are willing to put your money down to make sure I can keep making Between Failures. You Patreon supporters have been generous to a fault. I’m only one dude, and I don’t do much more than just make the comic, but you just tolerate that and keep right on pledging. I don’t know what I’m going to do to make it worth your while, but hopefully I can at some point. For now I just want you to know that I’m always here to talk to if you just want to have a conversation or whatever. Drop me a message on the Patreon message thing. I eventually answer everything back. If I can help you with a little sketch or something just let me know. I’ll squeeze it in whenever I can. Let me know what I can do to serve you better.
I’m still tired and worn out from all of this, so please forgive me if it takes a day or two to respond to any correspondence you send. I try to reply in the order things are received and I’ve still got about a month of backlog.
For those of you who donated to the go fund me all of that other stuff goes for you too. I’m gonna be paying off these bills for a long time, but your donations are going to make it easier. The fact that you’ve given me well over half the requested amount is nuts. I haven’t even logged into the account that Ian made because I’ve been too overwhelmed by the gesture to deal with it.
You guys are amazing. You’ve made me feel like every hour I put in to Between Failures was the best use of my time. I know a lot of words and I don’t know any that accurately express the depths of my appreciation for how good you’ve been to me.
On Monday I’ll be back to work, officially.