As I mentioned in the last blog post, the 600th comic (i.e. the one that was posted today) is something kind of special – it’s an extended remake of the very first comic ever!! This is also the first time Kelly, Kevin’s girlfriend and ostensibly the person who set the plot of the comic into motion, has had an on-panel speaking part since 2011! A sign of things to come, perhaps.
Sorry this story took so long to get started – I was & continue to be buried under a truly unprecedented volume of deadlines! I’ll do my best to keep the regular updates coming, but there’s definitely still a chance that my head will dip under the waters of Not Badnix Work® again here and there. As always, your patience is appreciated. [insert string of grateful emojis here]
I’m realizing I’ve been maintaining radio silence for a while – sorry about that! Have been very busy juggling a bunch of other projects, as well as working ahead planning out the next Badnix story. (Speaking of, I’m hoping to start that up sometime next week or the week after!)
I originally intended to do some filler comics in the interim, but… well, I noticed that according to my (erratic, wildly inconsistent) numbering, the next page is going to be Badnix #600. And the first page of the next story is kind of really perfect as a milestone-capper? So yes, my own weird numerological superstitions are keeping you from new Talking Badnix and Necromommycon pages. Sorry about that!
I can reveal this for now: the next story will simply be called Story Mode, and it’s going to deal with Major Threads from The Overarching Story in kind of an unexpected and fun way. I’m really looking forward to it! Hope to get it in front of you guys before too long.
Sluri’s tournament saga is ending for now – but we will definitely be coming back to it later! Will our heroine’s luck hold out? Will new friendships and rivalries bloom in the heat of battle? Will the correct grammatical usage of “jabroni” be explored unto exhaustion? The answer to at least 2 of these questions is “yes, probably”.
I really wanted this story to be something really big and special and different… did everything I tried work? PROBABLY NOT! But I enjoyed the challenge and the change of pace. I hope you did too!
That said, despite all the preparation I did for this story, it really wound up kicking my teeth in. I am super burned out! Also I have a bunch of non-Badnix projects descending on me like ravenous deadline-vultures. So, I think I need to take a lil’ break. We’ll probably pick up with the next story sometime in July, but keep an eye out for blog posts & some fun filler stuff in the meantime.
The next story is a really, really fun one, starring a character who hasn’t shown up on-panel in ages! Caaan’t wait~
I did some Mario RPG inspired art for the Pipe Dreams water charity zine – which as of yesterday is now on sale! Lots of great game-inspired art in there, and the money goes to support a good cause, so go check it out, why don’t you.