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Dia and Geedey sketched with a rainbow pencil

Slow Going

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Hey folks! It’s been a minute so I’d like to post an update talking about the status of comic updates and such.

This is not the update I want to be making; at present I am having a lot of difficulty working on art. I can work in short bursts, but overall things are very slow going. I haven’t really discussed it here in much depth, but within the past year I’ve been having a lot of joint pain and problems, which have been mostly narrowed down to Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and POTS syndrome (tl;dr my joints are too flexible, easily injured, hurt all the time, and when I stand up all my blood stays in my legs and my heart can’t keep up with making it go where it should – I wrote more and drew a little comic about it which you can read here.) I’m waiting right now on genetic testing to really narrow down the specifics of my problems, so I guess I’m getting the full Chio experience here.

For now though, I can’t say with accuracy when I’ll have a regular update schedule again. I’m working with various doctors on solutions for my pain issues, which is a little frustrating and a little slow. That’s the biggest obstacle I have right now to working regularly. I’ve been through multiple rounds of physical therapy at this point which don’t seem to be improving my situation like they’re supposed to, which is deeply frustrating because I felt really optimistic about it in the beginning. I’m working on any option I can to adapt to the situation and get a page buffer going.

Regardless of how long it takes, I have no plans to quit making comics.

I want to see this story through to the end, and make even more after that. I just have to figure out how to make it work, and now that we’ve at least put a name to the beast(s), I have a tiny bit more direction on what I can do. Or at least I know what questions to ask now.

As a further update (about updates!, no less) I am working on consolidating my online presence to a few reliable places. Twitter has become sort of artist-hostile (let’s be serious, user-hostile in general.) The best options are to subscribe to my newsletter here or use RSS for website updates.

Beyond that, here are the best places to find updates from me:
Bluesky
Threads
Tumblr
Cohost

Anyway, thank you for reading, and I appreciate you sticking with us even though I’ve been the world’s slowest artist this year. I’m doing my best to fix that.

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