Right now the paint is drying on the final page of my Papyrus Sketchbook, and that page will be released as a Sunday page on May 14th, Mother's day. However, no new comic will be released on Monday, May 15th.
Instead, I'm going to spend the next three months building up a twelve week comic buffer. Twelve weeks was the traditional lead time for Sunday newspaper comics, and if twelve weeks was good enough for Charles Schultz, it should be good enough for me. With that much lead time, I won't have to worry about getting sick for a few days, taking a few days off for Christmas, or other real life activities; and this has been quite a problem in the last few months ever since I converted my drawings to a daily comic strip, last December.
I won't disappear over the next three months. I'll still be drawing, painting, and scanning my comics at the same rate as before (though not posting them), but I'll be sure to create material to post in the hiatus. This will probably include:
Individual panels of up-coming comics that I find amusing.
Essays -- mostly on my reconstruction of the Martian language.
I don't know, realisticly, how often I'll be able to post bonus material, but I'm sure I can do something at least once a week.
It may seem that August is far away, but I get the feeling that it'll come sooner rather than later, and then posting will resume a daily schedule.
The only difference is that I too will be completely surprised with what comes in the queue, for I'm sure I will have completely forgotten the comics by then ...
So, without further ado ... I've got to go back to drawing comics.