So back in December I announced my new comic Peregrine Lake would be debuting in “April 2020.” Well, it’s April 30th, and clearly nothing beyond that initial teaser image has materialized. I’ve had a lot of people asking me why it isn’t here yet, and understandably so. So that’s what I’m going to explain.

It’s not here yet because I haven’t drawn it yet.

I have a lot of Peregrine Lake written. I have scripts for the first couple of months done, the arcs planned, but I haven’t committed any panels to virtual ink. The part of the work that usually takes me the longest is actually completed. But yeah — none of it has been converted to actual comics.

And the main reason for that, frankly, is that we’ve been living in lock down during a pandemic. My mental state has been not the best. I mean, I don’t want pity — my wife Crysta and I have been both working safely from home, which is a privilege a lot of other people don’t have right now. I don’t want to sound like I’m complaining at all. The fact is though, it’s stressful, and Peregrine Lake isn’t the only thing on my plate (some of you may recall that whole podcast network I help run).

I don’t talk about it all the time, but I have an anxiety disorder and it’s literally taking all my spoons to keep up with my day job and the ongoing projects I have. So, Peregrine Lake (and the return of The Chronicles of Crosarth) have both been put on what I’m now referring to as “extended schedules.”

The original plan was to launch Peregrine Lake in April, and then hopefully return Crosarth to updates in the Summer. This is obviously no longer the plan. The new plan is to try and launch Peregrine Lake in some form in either late May or early June, and the Crosarth timeline will be evaluated some time after that.

I know this may disappoint some people, but it’s just what I can handle right now. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy, and I’m still very excited to share this story with you.

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