Yes, I am alive and reasonably well. I've just been away from DA for almost the entire Summer.
Why? Well, I have been accepted into nursing school at my local college. It is an accelerated program for second degree students and I will have my degree and certification as an RN in 18 months total. I'm very excited at the chance for a new career where I should be able to earn good money for my family but the studies are intense and require a huge amount of focus.
Because of the amount of focus this required, I had to give up DA and FA for a bit and even doing my Zodiac comic. This made me sad in a lot of ways because I missed working on it and other projects and talking to people about art and characters. I was also a bit bitter about my art as I felt it never really brought me any joy or profit, which is not true and recently I decided to come back to it.
So, I think I'm going to keep working on Zodiac as I do enjoy it and I think a few others enjoy reading it. I can't take many projects right now in addition to that but I'm going to try and finish the Zodiac spin-off comic for
as I was really excited about where that one was going. Other than that, I'll try a few random things now and again. I simply will not have the free time that I used to enjoy so the schedule will be erratic at best I'm afraid. It's the most I can promise at this point.
So, I'm sorry I've been off the radar for so long. I do appreciate all the messages of concern and I'm glad to be talking to you all again. Hope you can forgive my long absence.
BTW I made some slight changes to how I'm doing the Zodiac main comic as far as the layout. Please let me know what you think.