Tuesday, May 15, 2007

forces are converging against this blog

I never took my computer to the shop last week. I've had it all this time and just took the week off of posting.
I can't really say I missed it.

My frustration towards Mostly Banal comics has been increasing for months now, and the arrival of several more interesting (to me) opportunities has split my focus and decreased my interest in keeping up with a regularly scheduled blog/comic. I still think the underlying concept I had is sound, but right now I lack the focus to sufficiently implement my ideas. I'm scaling back the "journal comic" aspect of this blog again - in favor of a looser "sketch blog" - until I can work out whether I can realize my original concept in a more satisfying way (or whether it's even worth trying).

That being said, I am not leaving this blog to seed. I will continue to post artwork, cartoons and various little formal experiments (you know, like a sketchblog) as I focus on more finished comics work.

I don't expect vigorous posting (as if I have ever been accused of that) but I hope that those of you who have found something of interest here will stick around. As I said, I have several projects in the works that I am very excited about.

I may return to the original Mostly Banal concept, but not until I feel that I can do it right.

I appreciate everyone who has followed this blog through it's ups and downs and I do hope you'll hang on for what comes next.


DerikB said...

If less blog comics means more other comic projects down the line, that's great news, Tym.

Either way, with the magic of RSS, I'll be reading when you post.

I've often found that my blogging waxes and wanes over time, particularly in times when I have to concentrate on other projects (comics, writing for other people, etc.).

Anonymous said...

Too bad, although I wonder what the other projects involve. But, if the sketch with the causal diagram is any indication, the quality of posts won't wane even if the frequency of posts does.


Anonymous said...


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neal said...

Sorry to hear we won't be getting a regular Mostly Banal fix. Some of the comics here, especially the family-oriented ones, have been some of my favorite works from you.

But I'll be watching for you're next big thing.

yola said...

It's too bad that you feel that way right now especially since I just discovered you! Something about your comics just, I don't know, CLICK with me. Gotta do watchoo gotta do, though. Thanks for everything so far. It looks like it will take me some time to get through all the archives!

The William G said...

You and me both

Tymmi said...

Thanks for the support.

I really appreciate that maybe some people out there were getting something out of my efforts here - I mean, I appreciate if you got something out of it. But it just wasn't doing it for me anymore.

Maybe like Bill says. Maybe it's something in the air.
Although at the same time some of my favorite cartoonists are hinting at renewed webcomic efforts right now (hi Neal!).

Anyway, I'm not disappearing for good, and you will continue to see comics work from me here.