Announcement for Z&F

So, here’s the thing.

I have been drawing Z&F comics for nearly 6 years now. Since it became a full-fledged webcomic, I have stuck to my schedule with minimal breaks, posting 2, 3 and even for a trial period, 5 days a week. While I have an impressive work-ethic and DO love to draw my comic, we cartoonists need a break every once in a while. After all, I don’t ONLY do this for a living. I also illustrate Abby’s Adventures kids series, I write articles and do a podcast for the Webcomic Alliance, and I have this “pesky” thing called a dayjob with a 45 minute commute. Not that I want your pity, not in the least. All I am asking for is your patience.

Because, and this is key, I feel the comic is suffering due to my exhaustion. I want you awesome readers to only get the BEST comics.. art & writing…that I can offer. So, much like a TV series will take a seasonal break to recoup, and start taping the NEW episodes, I’d like to follow suit, for my health, sanity and level of quality.

So here’s the Schedule:

Next week will be the final week of THIS season of Zorphbert & Fred. The comic will be on hiatus July & August, but there will be a weekly blog post with some fun extras like sketches, videos, or a little info on what’s going on behind the scenes. So, the site will not be dormant, I will still be around. For part of the break, I will be toiling away making new awesome comics anyway! Buffers are gooooood things to have, after all.

Come September 3rd, the comics will resume, Monday, Wednesday & Friday as usual. I will also be trying to post extra bloggy goodness on Tuesdays & Thursdays, including my Clipart FAIL series, Fanart (hint, hint– free advertising!), and a new series I am planning called “Zorphie’s Mission Log” that will hopefully spur interesting discussions with YOU, the readers! That’s right, NEW content 5 days a week!

The seasonal schedule will be be 4 months ON, 2 months OFF. So, once the comics return in September, they will go straight through until the end if December, and then we’ll be on hiatus January & February. Rinse, and repeat.

Good things come to those who wait, right? Enjoy next week’s comics, mmmmmyabe I won’t leave with too much of a cliffhanger. :0)

Thanks for all your support, and I do hope you won’t forget about my little comfy spot on the Internets during the break.