First off, work was unkind to me today. Usually work is just slow enough for me to work on the comic on the job, but I had to kick into high-gear today. So the comic will either be later than usual this evening or I will just bump it off into next week like I've done in the past, so we'll have 2 next week. This happens a lot now. I am unhappy. Some of you will be too, and I apologize.
That being said I think now is the perfect time I can talk about my recent irregularity, lack of inspiration, and overall decline in commitment to this situation I have set up.
At some moment during Season 2 of the show I wrote a badly drawn little strip comic about Pinkie Pie and submitted it to reddit, among other places. It ended up featured on Equestria Daily at one point, and with that, the love poured in, I was getting views and attention and very very nice complements on my comic. But it was still a hastily sketched piece of work, I wanted to refine it, and I wanted an excuse to get better drawing on my tablet, so I made another one the next week. And the next week. And the next week. Pretty soon I seized the opportunity to make it a regular thing. I interacted with the community with the polls, I posted it everywhere I could. This thing I started doing in my free time for fun became a project that I genuinely enjoyed working on. In the time I've been doing this I collaborated with some awesome and talented people for charity, I found out my comic gets translated and uploaded into other languages, tons and tons of people still see this comic through a multitude of sources. Needless to say, I'm so proud of what I've accomplished over the years. Pinkie Says Goodnight was a success. I don't get many of those.
However, the break between seasons 3 and 4 blunted my engagement with the MLP scene. I had begun to lose interest in the fandom. I started to think about how the comic had become less of an enjoyable experience for me and more of an obligation to you guys who faithfully check up on me (which is so nice, by the way. I don't deserve it at all). I still had ideas I wanted to show off though, so I started doing Season 4 comics. The excitement quickly faded, and week after week I resented doing this more and more. Now we're here. I don't think I've seen an episode of MLP in 3 or 4 weeks. I hardly keep up with what's going on in the show or in the fandom anymore because I've just completely lost interest. Don't interpret this as an attack or anything. I still appreciate everything the show has to teach; it's just as time marches on I find myself occupied with things I have become more interested in.
So what now? I'm going to do comics until the end of this season, and then I'll be done. I'm going to tuck all the comics into a nice little folder in my gallery and focus on different things. I want to start a new project that will invigorate my creative spirit like this did, but I don't know the details yet. I'm still trying to find a style that suits me the best (not to mention trying to work out many of the kinks that I suffer from as a bad artist lol) Either way, I doubt that many of my followers are here for anything else other than MLP so I expect it won't be anywhere near as popular. I feel bad to any of you who had just started following me just to see it cut down like this. Feel free to unfollow me after this season's over so I don't clog up your alerts with stuff you don't care to see.
Thank you all for sticking with me for this long. I still enjoy reading all the love, all the support, and I still appreciate the inaccuracies and corrections you all let me know about. I'm very grateful for my fans! Even though it takes some prodding to get me in the mood for it, I still try to do all my research for the show and go the extra mile for you guys. That Wind Whistler comic the other week was a labor of love, I'm glad that many of you liked it so much.
Once again I apologize for the inconveniences that I've caused. Given that I do this for free and on my own time I hope you can find it easy to forgive me, haha.