State of the Union - May 19, 2016.
Alright, I figured I'd do a big text post, catch everyone up with what's been going on in my life.

Yes, I'm still working at the call center, but with your generous patronage, I'm able to spend less and less time there and more and more time here, working on comics and such for you.  Hooray for modern crowdsourcing!


And yes, Leftover Soup is still going strong.  Five and a half years with no missed updates!  Sadly, yes, it will be coming to an end once I hit comic #1000, which should be some time in April of 2017.  Leftover Soup was always intended to be a story with a beginning, a middle, and an end, and things are already in motion towards that finale.  Sure, I might still do the occasional art piece or side story, but the central canon is 1000 updates long.


I do have a vague idea of what sort of comic I want to do once Leftover Soup is done, but I admit, I don't have a setting or a plot or characters or scripts actually written yet.  Have faith, though, dear readers!  I assure you, I can't shut up for long.


Anyway, I am working on another comic at the same time - Roll To Save!  It's written by Giancarlo Danubio, who you may remember had that cameo with the mall security guard.  That's where he's from!  RTS doesn't update as often as LS, but it's larger and more freeform.  Giancarlo writes it, not me, so if you're horribly offended by his controversial storylines, he's the one to talk to!


I do still take the occasional commission, my prices are here.


The Paladin's Guide to Life is all written and drawn and uploaded to Amazon, they're in the process of checking it right now.  Then, of course, I have to get a physical copy for myself and approve of that before I okay it for production.  I know I said it'd be done a while ago, but getting PDFs properly formatted and approved by Amazon for a physical product is kinda time-consuming.  Once it's ready, I'll let you know where you can all go to buy it (and, of course, I'll make it the digital version available at no extra cost to all my Patrons, just like my novel Bang is).  If it does well, I'll move on to the Rogue's Guide next!


One thing I admit I have been slacking on is the webcomic reviews for my $10 tier patrons.  Right now there's four in the queue - Center Lane, Castlevania RPG, Buddies in Big Places, and One Piece: Grand Line 3.5 / Legendary Pixel Crew  (that fourth patron has two comics).  The review for Center Lane's been on my to-do list for over a year at this point, and I'll be honest - I do not have a good excuse as to why.  I just... keep getting writer's block whenever I try to tackle it.  I'll have to try to buckle down and force it one of these days, because I do intend to do these eventually and I don't like having anything on my to-do list for that long, especially when it's something I owe to people who are giving me $120/year.


The others in my household are doing well.


My wife Ambaaargh has her own Patreon for her comic growing healthily.  She's doing monthly taco reviews!  I'm helping!  Kev's Patreon is also doing reasonably well, I see her working on art for that almost every day.  We're really hoping to find a way to let Kev stay in the country permanently, but Canadian immigration is almost as finicky as Amazon's product guidelines!  (That was a joke, they're far worse.)  Kettle is still a rabbit.


Anyway, for more information about my day-to-day activities, you can follow me or Amber or Kev on Twitter.  Once again, I'd like to thank you all so very much for reading my stuff and sharing it and talking about it and helping to support me.  You rock!


--Tailsteak.