Hey, so, I’m going on hiatus for a little bit. I have… a large load of stuff I need to catch up on, and I’m actually going to be running a kickstarter for puppy nose enamel pins… probably Tuesday. Probably. So I’m busy. And since it’s done, I figured it’s stupid to make you wait another week for this page, so. Here it is.

And no, this isn’t the reboot hiatus, this is a, “I took on too many things and now I’m behind on all of them,” hiatus. I’m just getting my shit together.

Now if you look to your left, you’ll see that there’s a new icon there, called Moonclerk, sitting where the Patreon one used to be, because… well, I’m not on Patreon anymore. I left because a lot of reasons, almost all of them to do with I don’t like the direction they’re heading in and I haven’t liked them for a while now, and Moonclerk is going to be my alternative. If you throw a couple dollars my way and check the opt-in box, you’ll get an email newsletter at the end of every month full of WIPs, creator commentary, and other stuff that might be interesting for your eyes to see if you enjoy this comic.

Also, y’know, the comic keeps going. I think that in itself is some form of reward.

Think of it like… instead of seeing comic pages or whatever early, it’s the bonus feature DVD where you see what went into the content to make it in the first place. Bonus bits of past stuff. Donate whatever you want, you’ll all get the same thing. $5 is a suggestion, not a demand.

So that’s what that is. And that’s what I’m doing. And as for when I’ll be updating again? Probably next month, idk, don’t hold me to it.

Thanks for reading.

↓ Transcript
PANEL 1
RIGEL IS REACHING FOR THE DOORKNOB, HIS FINGERTIPS JUST BARELY TOUCHING IT.

PANEL 2
SAME SHOT, RIGEL IS BEING PULLED BACKWARD.

PANEL 3
A COUPLE HANDS ARE PULLING HIM BACK AS HE REACHES DESPERATELY FOR THE DOORKNOB, TRYING TO GET AWAY. HE'S CRYING. JAY STANDS IN THE BACKGROUND, GRABBING HIS UPPER ARM TIGHTLY, DOING NOTHING. HE LOOKS STYLISTICALLY SEPARATE FROM THE REST OF THE ARTWORK ON THE PANEL DESPITE BEING PART OF THE SCENE.
Jay: It just hurts him.

PANEL 4
RIGEL IS REACHING OUT TOWARD JAY NOW, WHO CONTINUES TO STAND THERE, DOING NOTHING BUT RESISTING THE URGE TO HELP. HE'S STILL GRIPPING HIS OWN ARM TIGHTLY, AND STILL LOOKS STYLISTICALLY OUT OF PLACE.
Jay: And it...

PANEL 5
SUDDENLY, JAY IS IN THE HALLWAY, OUTSIDE OF THE MEDICAL ROOM. HE'S STILL GRIPPING HIS OWN ARM TIGHTLY. HE HAS A THOUSAND YARD STARE ON HIS FACE.
Jay: ... i-It hurts me.

PANEL 6
JAY IS THROWING UP AND SOBBING INTO A TOILET.

PANEL 7
THE FLASHBACK IS OVER. JAY IS GRIPPING THE PILLOW CASE HAT TIGHTLY, HIS SHOULDERS ARE TENSE, AND HE HAS AN UNSETTLED EXPRESSION ON HIS FACE. SIRIUS IS WATCHING HIM, FROWNING AND GLARING A BIT.