Comic 103 - Where's Poppa?

18th Oct 2014, 12:00 AM in Scrambled Aliens and Toast part 2
Where's Poppa?
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MiloComics 18th Oct 2014, 12:00 AM edit delete
Hello, peoples!

Poor, poor space worm! It really can't get a break, can it? Bad, bad SuperMilo... Will he ever learn? So we leave our wormy friend, but only temporarily, as it seeks it's poppa somewhere below the depths of the city...

P.S. - Rest in Peace, WcDonald's cup rat. Rest in peace...


Anyway, more commentary:
I'm usually in too much a hurry these days to give ANY proper commentary. Well, on today's strip, I originally had a different vision for the ending. Just artistically, not in writing. Wormy here was going to be a silhouette in the sewer "threshold" thing in the background of the last page. That thing that looks like a door threshold. Anyway, I opted for him just moving off instead. Think it's better. Not everything has to be dramatic.


Originally I was going to just end the story here, but we've got more pages coming! Why? Well, at first, Wormy was only and nothing more than a throw away character, only created to make fun of the Alien movies with Sigourney Weaver. I thought to myself how hilarious it would be if SuperMilo got rid of one of those by eating Taco Bell. That's how all this got started. But I had no idea that readers - and not just you, Slim Kitten, but people I talk to in person as well - would fall in love with the little worm. Before this, however, I had already decided where the worm would pop up next, another throw away role in which wormy is again discarded. However, because of fan reaction, Wormy's future has drastically changed, yet the story plots remain fairly the same. Continue reading next Saturday to see the new epilogue I've created due to this. I was talking to another reader a while back at a convention and he said he was expecting big pay-off for this long story. I had never expected readers would expect pay off, but I'd better give it to them! So, see you next week! ;-)




IMPORTANT NOTICE (repeated from last week):
It won't be for several more weeks, but SuperMilo will be going on a kind of hiatus for a bit. Why?

Short story: I'm burnt out artistically and am going on an art sabbatical (Dan, our submission for Charlton is still on-going, no worries; to the rest of you: Yeah, I'm doing this submission thing with Dan Johnson for the Neo Charlton Comic company... Exciting stuff! No info at this time ;-D ).

Long Story: The above, plus I'm WAAAYY behind on SuperMilo updates. I spent the past several many months working on a for-print-only SuperMilo story. I was speeding through it (at my life's allowed pace, anyway) and burnt myself out with the stress and pressure of not only doing that, but doing it in time to once again build up the webcomic's buffer before it ran out of pre-made updates. I thought that I had plenty of time, but I was wrong. We've ran out of my giant pile of "buffer" comics (or will in 7 weeks), so I have to take a break whether I want to or not just to work on the "comic buffer." Also, it'll be good, because I need a break (very tired; no longer feeling the joy when I draw, feels more like forced work now) and am also neglecting lots of chores and things around the house lately due to trying to correct this (yeah, stressed me out; Tom Gray convinced me to admit I need a sabbatical). So, what will happen to the webcomic exactly? It will keep updating! But not with the SuperMilo story (sorry). It will feature my art, advertisements and teasers for things I have my hands in that may be going up for sale soonish, my sketch book pages, FAN ART (that's up to you folks!), but most importantly of all - the return of Tom Gray's webcomic art! Meanwhile, I'll be working on a secret submission for Neo Charlton Comics (no info leak until Dan gives the word), writing for SuperMilo, coloring the for-print-only SuperMilo story and the Space Worm story, and releasing the first two SuperMilo "trade paperbacks." I put that in quotation because they'll be perhaps too thin to be called trades. But I'm calling them trades, so there! lol. I might even take a class or two through the mail with the Kubert Comic Art school. Maybe. After all that (or some of that), once I feel fully rested, I'll get to work on restoring the comic buffer.

Eventually, once I feel good and ready, I'll start uploading those to MiloComics.com and start the process all over again! I figure that sabbaticals for me will probably become regular so that I can recharge, but we'll see what the future holds...

For my loyal fans, I really, really apologize. I hope you'll stick around to see my return after the sabbatical! Who knows? It might not be a very long sabbatical at all, since I have a hard time actually resting. ;-)

P.S. - Some webcomic artists live off of their webcomic. You can donate to my Patreon account - a link for it is found at the TOP of the page here titled "DONATE" or you can click here: http://www.patreon.com/milocomics - but I don't expect to actually be able to quit my job in order to do SuperMilo full time. But wouldn't that be awesome if I could???

Comments:

Slim Kittens 18th Oct 2014, 10:29 PM edit delete reply
Slim Kittens
Hooray for keeping Wormy Guy! And while he's searching for Milo, he could have a successful career in the pest control business.