Today is not a good day. I have lost the entire drive containing everything for my art and comics. All my 3d assets, all my customized stuff, all my comic templates, all my works in progress, all my plot notes and scripts. I had a backup, but it is encrypted and the only copy of the key was on the drive (yes, I know how dumb that is). Literally the only thing remaining is what’s been posted online.
Obviously my weekly updates have come to an end for a long time. I’m not going to stop making my art and comics, but I don’t know what I’m going to do. I’m definitely going to take this “opportunity” to upgrade to Genesis 8 and (probably) Daz Studio, since the Victoria 4.2 character I’ve been using is thirteen years old, and the last update to it was eleven years ago. I kind of hate to leave V4.2 behind, as I think I’ve gotten very good at customizing her as I see fit. But more and more I’ve run into her limitations, which I think the Genesis series can overcome.
I don’t know what I’m going to do about my existing stories and comics. It will take a very long time before I can replicate the characters and something approximating the outfits I’ve been using, if ever. I definitely want to continue making stories about Black Bat, all of my Near Tears characters, Lara Chang, and especially Mara and the rest of the cast of La Mouette Noire. But building up all those casts, outfits, and settings is going to take a very long time. I am especially frustrated because I like to bounce around a lot from genre to genre and setting to setting, and I was really reaching the point with my old content where had the means to do almost any kind of story in any kind of setting. Now, until I can build up my library of content again, I probably must pick one setting/story and stay with it for a while.
I don’t know what my next comic will be, or when I will start posting it. It could be a month from now, most likely it will be six months or longer. In the meantime, I will try to post WIP and preview art here of whatever I’m working on. I hope to see you all when my next comic comes out.