Sergio is very disappointed in our lack of update today. He did a 40 page Social Studies paper and we didn't even manage 1 page!
So sorry! We're having an insanely hectic week/summer and the next page is a little complex so we just failed really hard! Here's a little Sergio who we think everyone's missed to tide you over as we desperately try and comic! We might need a super tiny hiatus to deal with sudden life craziness so please be patient and we promise we'll be back to posting regularly super soon (like in 3 weeks or so)! Please and sorry and thank you so much for your patience!!! You are all so super great and supportive but sometimes life explodes! We'll be back super soon though as we hate disappointing you guys!!!!
You can find some of the process of us making this issue on our Patreon! Please also check it out if you feel like supporting this free webcomic!
So sorry for our sudden hiatus. Such is life, that sometimes you can't control everything happening all at once!
We're still super swamped but there is a light at the end of the life-crazy-tunnel. We'll be updating again starting Feb 1st!!! Sorry the date is so far away!!! We're working hard on a lot of things so don't fret! We haven't given up on MAOH in any way, shape, or form! We're just slow and busy and comics are super hard!
We're also doing NANOWRIMO in November (don't be mad! We'd planned to do this months ago and writing is way faster then drawing for us so we're hopefully gonna manage that while we make ourselves a comic backlog so we can update regularly again) so if you're interested in seeing our weird elf adventure story, we'll probably post some stuff up in our Patreon and on our tumblrs.
But the main point is: We'll be updating again starting Feb 1st!!!
Please save the date and check back, and thanks so so much that you all are always supportive of our terrible update schedule moments! We know it sucks when things stop updating suddenly and we never want to disappoint (but we do a lot!!!) and we super appreciate how sweet and understanding you all always are!
We shall be back, soon, and stronger then ever!! Or really tired, probably. Probably tired but back anyway.
Melkior: Recently we've had floods in Louisiana, wildfires in California, and tornado in Oklahoma. There is pretty much some kind of natural disaster (and it's clean up) happening more often than not in the continental USA.
I don't remember when I started reading your comic, a few years ago at least, and my love for it has not waned in the slightest. Rather, it's grown, to the point that I uncharacteristically invested a couple of dollars (pounds sterling, actually) and bought a few issues to put on my bookshelf. I will most likely do so again in the near future when I have a little more in the way of funds, and buy the rest of the published issues. Your comic is very reasonably priced but I am pretty broke and international carriage charges can be a little intimidating. Plus I'm waiting for issue #7 to come back into stock so I can get them all at once. Anyway, I'm rambling. Thank you for your wonderful comic. I look forward to wherever you take it next.
Don't worry about the time taken. Anyone who knows anything about art, is that 1) it cannot be rushed AND look the way you want it, these things take time. 2) even if art is your livelihood, more often than not, life does like to barge in at random. Getting life back out the door is often a very lengthy and time consuming task.
That said, from what I've seen, everyone who reads your comic, loves it, and is completely understanding.
I believe I can speak for everyone when I say the following:
We are all hopeful for fast updates, but know that, that is not always the case. We understand, and love y'all anyways!