As to what comes next: Chapter 9 is already finished, but I have some minor art corrections I want to do to previous pages before I start running it. So my current plan is to start running Ch 9 on April 2.
I might have to push that back slightly because I'm in physical therapy for arm/shoulder/neck pain (hooray cartoonist problems), and obviously that's made working at the computer and the drafting table a bit of a challenge. Some of my PT is covered by insurance, but some of it isn't, so if you were pondering buying some books or art, now would be a great time.
In the meanwhiles, I will have Patron-only goodies for $1+ subscribers: stuff like concept art and character designs and all that. Stay tuned!