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“I’m going on hiatus”
* panicked screams* *Riots break out*
Okay okay, maybe I am being a bit dramatic here, BUT “hiatus” in the world of webcomics is a very scary word. Like all cartoonists that go on “hiatus” I PLAN to return. Will I? God I hope so. I mean, I love doing this strip, it’s fun and the characters are fun to write for. But a combination of things occurred.
First as you all know, I am a proud papa. Any of you that have little ones can attest that they require a great deal of time and attention. Even in the middle of the night.
Second, my comic drawing time (my one hour lunch break at work) has now morphed into nap time and get errands done time.
Third, I am kinda burned out. I have put a lot of time and money into this comic since i launched OH-NO on the web in ’07 with very little return. My photography and art have actually picked up and I feel myself getting close to the fabled tipping point. In fact if it wasnt due to two shows that ran in the red last year (one of them was a comic convention) then I would have turned a profit due to a very succesful Firebird Fest and Canal Fest. So more or less, I want to spend the summer getting back in touch with painting and photography. The cartooning took so much time that i have barely taken a fine art photo and havent painted an oil painting since this time last year.
Now about the future of the comic. I have writen an end to Whiskey Falls. It is still a lot of strips to go before we get to that end, but there is an end. The end isn’t necessarily a stopping point for the characters of Whiskey Falls, especially Amy, Billy and Harry. Bob and Walter will likely come into the next strip as guest stars. Todd, the hardest to write for anymore (he was used to vent my Camera Shop and working in a mall frustration) will likely disapear. I also have another strip I want to work on. Kind of a fictional bio comic mixed with the Oh-No humour. It is still rough, but I have plans. There is also the posibility of doing animation as the future of the WF characters too. I am constantly thinking of my comics and I don’t want to see them die, hence the break. (let’s stop calling it a hiatus.)
Another piece of my plans is to relaunch Whiskey Falls again. Right now I have over a year of almost daily material for WF already drawn and another whole year written. I’m gonna re-launch them in June or July in color (if I can) on it’s own site again and on Sherpa. Plus a book of the first 200 or so strips is in the works with plans for a August launch date. *crosses fingers*
I hope all goes well, I’m taking a break. Lot’s of comics in the archives, feel free to peruse them if you like.
I will see you later.
Watch this blog for any news on the new WF site, a photography project I will be bringing to Kickstarter and of course the status of when the funny will return (and maybe a random sketch here or there).
I am (sorta) back from hiatus! [YAY]
Wait, sorta? I don’t see any new strip up above this post? All I see is the same frozen Walter that has been up there for MONTHS, c’mon don’t toy with me Vince.
Okay, okay, nothing new on this page (yet) but if you happen to wander over to http://www.whiskey-falls.com/ then you are likely to find a redesigned site AND an almost daily (six times a week) full color comic!
Wait a minute, I’ve seen these strips before, those comics are from 2009. What are you trying to pull on us here?
Okay, so I rebooted Whiskey Falls, I am also painstakingly going through my original files for them, picking out a new order to display them so that they work with the whole six strips a week style, editing out strips that just don’t work for me or the feel of the comic and adding color.
So get on over to Whiskey-Falls.com and check it out. I am still working on the site, but so far things are looking good that I will keep the strips flowing on time.
Now other news:
Do you live in eastern Pennsylvania, New York or Jersey? Do you like comics? Well then you need to get yourself over to:
I will be there manning a table with the awesome writer DON SMITH! I will have my usual wares, books, original art, sketch cards and the last of the Ninja Squirrel T-Shirts. If you are not interested in me, then other great artists like DAWN GRIFFIN, CHRIS FLICK, NICK MOCKOVIAK, CHARLES DOWD and BILL ELLIS will also be there. Plus this show has some top notch pop culture and comic tallent there as well as (for my fellow Indy Fans) JIM STERANKO!
The Show is this weekend, August 4-5th! See you there!!
It is a long tradition here at Oh No Comics to celebrate the month of September by having nothing but pirate themed comics. Last year my daughter came a tad bit early and put a snafu in Pirate Month, but this year we are back and better than ever. First off, every Monday this month is going to feature a BRAND SPANKING NEW OH-NO! And because I had deprived you of content on this site for months, I went into the archives and pulled forth EVERY PIRATE OH-NO there is. So BAM, we will update FIVE TIMES A WEEK this month. Crazy huh? So enjoy the comics and ARRRRGH!