Hey everyone, I have finally gotten into Bryan’s computer, YAY!!! And I figured out how to edit a title (thanks Storel for noticing the page numbers being off). I will be heading out of town for a little bit to clear my head but will read the story to the end before I get started here. I’m super excited and can’t wait to begin on this journey. Thanks for your patience.
Hi everybody, this is Bryan’s wife. I don’t even know where to begin this post so I will do my best. Bryan suffered a heart attack on Sunday and he didn’t survive. Middleways was so important to him and he loved you all for being on this journey with him. The story has been written all the way to the end. It might be a while but I will continue the story for him, I know he would love that.
Each and every one of you have touched his soul. He was constantly refreshing Google Analytics to see how many people were on, where are they located, what page are they reading right now, did they go back to page one…..and so on. He had so many plans for extras for you all too, paintings, animations, cheesecake, and I’m sure much more. I will go through all of his folders for gems. He kept everything but called some of it mistakes. None of it was ever a mistake. He got so good at the art and worked so very hard every single day.
Thank you all for making him so happy. I hope you know that besides me, this was his world. It completely consumed him and his thoughts; he had no idea he would have such a large readership so for that I am thankful.
We all are extremely heart broken but Bryan would not want us to be sad. Please keep your spirits up and check in every once in a while to see if I’ve figured this out. I don’t have a lot of passwords to access everything right now and I certainly can’t draw like him so I don’t know what to do at this point but the story will go on.
As B would say….
Good morning! If U.S. Thanksgiving is your thing, I hope you had a good one!
Just a few things as we get ready to wrap up year TWO of Middleways:
- If you’re here because you clicked on a Project Wonderful ad recently, welcome! Hope you enjoy the story and I look forward to hearing what you think!
- Middleways now has its own brand-new Twitter account, which I will make it my goal to be better about keeping up with than the previous one. The old Twitter account was maybe a little too much personal politics and not enough Middleways, so reboot time and whatnot. Please to give a follow.
- I have a few promises here and there to follow up on – page 2 redraw, color changes, etc. One of several goals for the remainder of the 2016 is to follow up on those.
- Also, I’m going to be updating a few bits and pieces of the main site, ’cause they’re starting to gather dust. No dust must gather in eyedog land.
Finally, a big THANK YOU to everybody who has been coming back again and again to follow the story – I have a lot more story to tell and some fairly neat surprises (I think they’re neat, anyways) for 2017.
Wait, what? Tuesday? Yep. I’ve been experimenting with an app called Procreate for iPad. Among its many useful features is a really neat one: it records every brush stroke as you draw, so you can make a video when you’re done. I did this one a little bit ago, but I figured I could also experiment with embedding YouTube videos in posts while I let you folks have a look:
Tiny little something to say thanks for understanding about the hurricane hiatus! Have a good week!
Hey there! Got a glass of wine (it’s not the first of the day, is all I’m going to say) and Washed Out is playing on Pandora. Let the briefings begin:
Art. Fair warning – I’m going to be trying some new things with color. Lovely wife and I were discussing improvements to the art, and I was going on and on about composition and how boring the shoulders up, profile or straight on thing was, and she said while she thinks I should definitely work on things like that, there are other aspects of the art that could be tightened up a bit, too – my coloring has always leaned more toward the Sunday morning newspaper look vice the Image Comics look (Stepan Sejic is a great example of what I’m working toward). So please to forgive if the coloring looks excessively dark or is jarringly different over the next few weeks.
Comments. Decided against Disqus, at least for the time being. No sense in changing what folks are used to when it’s six of one, a half dozen of the other to me. It’s not yet become a pain in the ass to deal with the assorted SEO and jewelry spammers, so I’m good to go as long as you are. Also, I’m pretty sure there are extra ads in there somewhere with Disqus. meh.
Rankings. Spent all of last month and most of this month in the top 100 at TopWebComics and the Webcomics List – can’t thank you guys enough for taking the time to vote, even when circumstances hosed up my schedule! Which reminds me…
Thanks! I appreciate the kind words and whatnot from folks while the Hurricane Matthew hiatus was on – you’re all awesome, and you make me want to do better each week so’s you have a reason to keep coming back.
Enjoy tonight’s comic, and have a good week! The story moves on!