Curveball Fail

Submitted by C B Wright on

One of the things I'd hoped I'd be able to do when I started Curveball was "keep to a damn publishing schedule." This is, after all, modeled after a comic book. It publishes monthly. That's significantly longer than any webcomic or web serial I know of, and under most circumstances it's doable. Even so, during the course of this run I found myself going off the rails, and I spent a lot of time at the beginning of this year improving my workflow and focusing on getting Curveball back on track.

Which has just completely unraveled, officially, as of today.

The May issue of Curveball is not coming out in May. It will be coming out in June. Hopefully the June issue will also be coming out in June.

There is really only one reason for this. I've spent so much time trying to move to another state -- much of that time spent in futilely trying to do the last few things on my own -- that I haven't been able to write. I've been able to work my day job and try, with varying degrees of success, to pack. And that's about it. So Issue 11, while plotted, has not been written. Today, the 31st, is the last day I could reasonably post anything at all and consider it legitimately the "May Issue," and it's just not going to happen.

My apologies to those of you are following the serial. It, like everything else in my life, has been pushed aside and trampled over because I can't manage all of the logistics involved in trying to move AND publish things at the same time.

The good news is I'm moving this weekend, but everything will still be a whirling sea of chaos for a while, and while I hope to get back on the stick and get all my publishing work moving again, I'm too stressed right now to estimate when that's going to happen.

I hate moving. I hate, hate, hate, hate, hate moving.


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I think maybe you should buy

I think maybe you should buy an RV. And live in it.

The Anono in your El.

In tornado country?

I think perhaps not. ;-)

Writer, former musician, occasional cartoonist, and noted authority on his own opinions.


Just wanted you to know that I'm one of the many looking forward to the next issue of Curveball.

I really like your writing. Good luck at your new location!

Keeping to a publishing schedule isn't always a good thing...

Cerebus was very erratic back in the 80's and Church and State came out fine. It wasn't until Dave decided to keep to a constant monthly publishing schedule that he lost it. (Granted, no proven causality, but still...)

(Also, granted, Cerebus and Dave Sim are pretty much an extreme case of anything you want to consider.)

Pretty good excuse though.

"I'm not keeping to a regular schedule because I don't want to devolve into a misogynistic whack job."

Writer, former musician, occasional cartoonist, and noted authority on his own opinions.

Don't sweat it

Anyone paying attention knew you were moving; I certainly didn't expect a May Curveball. So two in June would be a nice surprise.

But if you really want to make it up to us, how about some PC Town? :)

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