Hello everybody, I hope this finds you well! My best festive wishes to everyone who is still watching me here on dA despite my lack of activity.
I'm sorry for my long absence. Things have been very, very, veryvery busy for my family and I this past year, and I'm so incredibly sorry for the lack of updates of any kind. Some of you may have noticed I withdrew some older pieces of my artwork from storage some months ago
, now that I'm no longer so concerned about content spoilers for the Artists at the Ready
storyline or them being stolen and traced as they were.
I do hope to return to posting with some regularity soon with content that is not exclusively comic related, although we've also availed ourselves of another website project which I will share here soon too, in the new year. I also want to do my best to respond to a lot of old comments; just now I removed over 600 +watches from my message centre which exploded after my daily deviation some months back, which I had hoped to get around to people and say thank you. I now feel too embarrassed to do so, but I appreciate every one of your watches, favourites, or comments very very much. If you receive a response to a comment that you left months and months ago, I'm very, very sorry it has taken me so long to respond.
Forgive me. I hope it is better to respond late, rather than never, especially to questions. I will try to stay on top of this in the future.As for Artists at the Ready
, as you may have noticed I am no longer participating in the tournament and did not complete any further rounds past the end of Volume 1/Round 4. I will not be participating again in any future tournaments, as the final outcome and treatments I and some others received were very unsatisfactory in my opinion, and not worth the emotional and physical stress we endured. My 5th round opponent was mister PhiTuS
, and you can read his round featuring myself and my characters on his deviantArt page.
OCT woes aside, I do still have further story to tell of those adventures in the Real, and I will tell it. Unfortunately I have none to share just yet, and I do not predict that I will for quite some time
; although if you have concerns, questions, or curiosities, I will do my best to answer any and all of them unless they are extreme spoilers! Other projects have taken priority for some time, and I have been busy still hunting permissions for print. I have to make a few modifications to the project, and I would like to re-touch a large amount of the comic before printing- again this requires time I have not had lately. I have been very busy opening up my fashion label SkyPepper
, and this has been full time work and taken a lot of my time and energy. I will try to make another journal in a few days with more information if anybody is interested in that.
For now, I just wanted to apologize for my absence and explain why it has been so, and this week of festivities seemed like a good time to get over my embarrassment and shame, and just do it. I'd also like to extend my warmest regards to everybody who has taken the time to stop by my page, look at my artwork, leave nice comments (or birthday wishes, thank you all who did) or otherwise. It means the world to me, thank you.Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel, Feliz Navidad; Happy New Year and Good Seasons Tidings to all!
~ Teloka Berry