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September 30, 2022

An edit to the come-back from hiatus... I have come to realize the twice-weekly updates are too much for me right now, and we will go forward for now with just Monday updates.

Some of it is a consideration to the state of my hand, which was the primary reason I had to take this break in the first place. Between that and working full time, the twice-weekly updates were what I had arrived at as sustainable a year ago when I resurrected the comic, though I had originally hoped to be able to do 3x a week.

It saddens me to make this cut, since the comics tend to be simple enough that only being able to put them out once a week feels pitiful. When Tile first started in 2006 it was updating with two strips five days a week. But I have to be realistic for where I am today, and the comics have increased in technical quality since then.

The other reason for this change is that during this recent break from Tile I had time to pursue a couple other creative ventures. I created this piece for a gallery exhibit, and worked on a short story to publish later. In the past year, while I was able to maintain 2x a week Tile for several months, it did restrict the attention I could give other projects, and I want to have that creative flexibility.

So, just Mondays for now. I am also hopeful this will allow me to build back a healthy buffer, so that I won't have to take as many breaks as I mentioned before might be a necessity.

Thank you for reading, see you Monday.

September 26, 2022

Tile returns to regular updates Mondays and Fridays!

However, I have come to realize that (for now) I cannot maintain this update schedule without breaks, so there will be more short hiatuses in the coming months. I will do my best to time the breaks at good pausing points, and to return on the dates promised.

In other news, I have been working on an alliterative short story, which I plan on releasing as a booklet with a couple illustrations. There is preview available for Patrons!

July 22, 2022

Hello, apologies for the lack of prior notice, but Tile is going on a two month hiatus. We will return September 26, 2022.

October 4, 2021

Bowler-hat wearing ghost, Cappuccino, floats through a spooky cemetery.

Some years ago, for 24 Hour Comic Day, I wrote a story featuring Cappuccino. And though I pencilled the whole thing, I never did finish inking it, because the story itself was kind of boring. There were parts of it I quite liked, with Cappuccino investigating a jewel heist, but the main plot, such as it was, was slow and trite.

This year, I wasn't prepared to draw much, but I did want to write something to work on over the next few months. And I decided to revisit this Cappuccino story, keeping the parts I liked, and changing the parts that weren't working. I'm pretty happy with the resulting script, and I plan to release it as a minicomic early next year.

You can look forward to seeing a few spooks from the ghost party, and another of those ghosts will be making an appearance in the regular comics very soon!

September 20, 2021

Hello again! Here we are, more than 10 years later!

I was never fully able to leave Tile behind, and having completed the set of six planned Tile books, I feel ready to come back to webcomic updates. ♡

If you are new to Tile, Welcome! You can read the original webcomic archive here, but rest assured it will do very little to explain things in the new comics. Let me know in the chatbox if you are new to Tile, or if she is an old friend!

We're beginning with updates on Mondays and Fridays, posted here of course, and you can subscribe to the RSS if you use an RSS reader.

Comics will additionally be posted on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram if you would prefer to follow one of those places and/or share with your friends.

See you again soon!

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