I’ve been thinking long and hard about this and as much as it pains me to do it, I’m going to have to go on a small hiatus with this comic. As you guys have noticed (I’m sure) I haven’t been updating chapter two of Lucky Lupin as well as I wish I could be. Here’s some of the reasons why:

– I have a book I am being paid to illustrate for a client with its deadline approaching fast in June.
– I’m an English teacher on the side and that takes up a couple of hours off of my weekdays.
– I have two weeks to finish applying to something very important and I’m rushing to finish that.
– I’m also getting ready for a month and a half trip that’s coming up in July and the two jobs I mentioned before will be paying for it…

On top of those things there have been small injuries (wrist and neck), lots of stress and the fact that rushing comic pages drives me crazy because they NEVER look good that way. These things are all burning me out and it shows, I know it does. I need to do something before it burns me out completely.

So here’s the plan: I want to try to get this book done earlier than my deadline for it. With the book out of the way I will have one less job to do and I’ll have the money for my trip completely secured… so two birds, one stone.

Also, the “important thing” I am applying to is due in two weeks as mentioned before, so, with that out of the way as well, I’ll have more peace of mind to work on everything else.

I was originally planning to go on hiatus DURING my trip, now I want to change that. Now I’ll try to get some stuff set up so that once I’m back to working on the comic, I can keep going without stopping, which would mean posting pages during the trip.

I REALLY want this plan to work but the book I’m doing is a LOT of work, and the point of all this is to not burn out… so I’ll try my best to make the plan come true.

Right now I’m looking at a three week hiatus but I’ll keep everyone informed. My twitter account is the best way to find out about these things. I’ll also try to sketch out some LuLu things during the hiatus to post here.

Thank you everyone for your support and kindness and for your understanding. I can’t wait to get back to it, so wish me luck!

~Julie