Alfer the Hoppit is slowly waking up from her slumber. Or whatever her name was. It’s been a while.

Hi guys! It’s been a fun couple of months for me. Hope it was good for you too. I am about to wrap up my latest comic “The Invitation” which was the main thing I wanted done before I get back to working on Alfie. There’s still a lot of work to be done before I have new pages to upload. Rewriting and redesigning chapter 10 will take time, but things are happening again. Alfie things.

My time away from Alfie gave me space to rethink how I’ve been working on the comic. There will be a couple of changes starting next chapter. Some obvious, some not so obvious. I am going to be rewriting the plot again haha. God help me. The other big one is that I will be reverting Alfie back to a simpler coloring style. Well, lack of coloring style to be exact. We’re back to black and white baby! Probably something similiar to how the new chapter 1 looks. It was either that, or cut down on a number of pages a week and I don’t want to do that.

I can’t keep up drawing 4 fully colored pages a week on top of writing and designing. I’ve been doing it for the last year and a half at the cost of being miserable. That’s not a way to work on a long term project. At least not one you intend to finish. It’s like trying to sprint a marthon. I’ve realised that part of the skillset that goes into creating an ongoing comic is knowing how to set up your work in a way that makes you want to actually continue doing it. If you fail at that, you will dissapoint yourself and the fans.

I honestly don’t know when the new pages will be up. Maybe mid to late febreuary? I will be dring some worldbuilding pages in the meantime. I want to draw a map of the area the comic takes place in and do some cards setting up the Voch’Khari’s a bit more.

TL;DR hiatus is almost over, but not quite. Stay tuned.