For the very very few of you who may be checking in and notice these “new” strips for the first time since 2009, I regret to tell you that they are not, in fact, new, but are merely the final strips in the series, as Poet was long ago retired. I am coloring the final installments in hopes of finding a publisher, and also because those of you who supported the strip for all those years will probably appreciate the ending.
Thanks for reading.
Any Poet fans still lingering can check out some of my music at bandcamp.
One of the new projects I’m working on, which is just a simple thing that’s easy to do every day, but which I think people will appreciate, are the following two blogs. Let me know what you think!
Poet fans have no doubt noticed there have been no updates in over a month. To make a long story short, I’m burned out on Poet. I have too many other projects, too many changes happening in my life, and have done the same strip for too long without a break. Creating Poet has become a chore, never a pleasure, which is bad news for any art project. But I suppose I have no previous experience running an art project into the ground over the course of six years.
I will be drawing up to number 232 and then taking an extended break. Minimum six months, possibly a year if I decide I need it. I am not retiring the strip, but need time away to rethink where I am going with it, reconfigure the process by which it is created, and maybe find a way to finally get some kind of financial return on it. Maybe most of all, I just want to remember what it’s like to have my Sundays free.
Currently the site holds up to No. 222, so I will be coloring the remaining ten and posting them one-by-one in the coming weeks. I will also make any announcements about my other projects in this space for those of you who think I’m special or something.
I maintain that I am just a very foolish man.
Mail Call, my latest essay on Indieartsri.org.