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.