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October 14, 2012

Wow, right. Where to begin. Updates have resumed! Red Moon Rising is back to weekly updates for the foreseeable future! I’m feeling a lot better now – the bronchitis, costochondritis, and stomach ulcer all seem to have passed for the most part, so I’m back to work and thrilled for it.

I want to thank everyone for being so supportive while I was ill. Everyone who commented, donated, checked up on me on twitter, brought food round to my flat, kept me entertained while I was stuck in bed, all of it. I’m so incredibly grateful. This was a really miserable period of my life, made much less so by that support.

And among dozens of well-wishes, not one person complained about missed updates. You people are bloody saints.

So anyway, comics! I’m excited to reveal I’m working on a second comic project with a couple of collaborators and that I’m also taking steps towards seeing RMR published, finally. More news on both of those as things develop. I’m basically just psyched to be drawing and writing again, you have no idea.

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I think it’s the first time I comment here, I had been reading the comic for a few months before the hiatus. I’ll make my standard answer to webcomic artists who apologize for schedule slips or holds: You owe us nothing, you only have duties to yourself and the story you set yourself to unfold as best as you can. On this respect, we are less important, and less real in a way, than the characters of your story.

This being said, I’m glad you’re back to work, because I love your work. But more importantly, even though I don’t know you personally, I’m glad you got better from your ailments.

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Thanks very much, that’s a really nice message. :) I don’t see you guys as less important than the characters or even close, though. The very real messages from relative strangers wishing me well and giving general encouragement made a proper difference. My characters didn’t even send a postcard, the jerks!

Anyway, I’m really cheered to be back to work too. This comic and everyone who reads it means a lot to me.

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Your characters are probably just upset with you about the whole face-burny-punchy-assault thing. I think they’re just too sensitive. As if they’re the only ones who have problems.

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Pfft, what do they have to complain about? What’s a little face burning among diplomats of “friendly” nations anyway? Lethe’s the one with the right to complain right about now.

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Yay! Glad you’re feeling better. That’s a rough set of things, sounds like and it’s good to hear that you’re through it.

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I literally sobbed when I saw this update. Not only are you more or less back from the brink of death, but your amazing drawing and attention to color hasn’t diminished a bit! I’m so happy you’re safe and back to updating!!

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I am very glad to see that you are feeling better. The new page is awesome, very clearly Fire and Earth.

On a different front; I don’t remember becoming Mormon** .
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**Mormons are sometimes colloqially known as “Saints”, as in Church of the Latter Day Saints. Yeah I know, bad pun ;) But don’t let that keep you away ;)

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Glad you’re back and feeling okay!

Can’t wait to see where this chapter is going and can’t wait to see your new project!

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Wow, that must have been about two months of feeling really miserable.
Since you are a Scottish samurai / pirate I was quite confident you would overcome this adversity. I’m still very glad that you are feeling better now.
And also that RMR will continue. ;)

ps: Especially on this page, all this elemental magic reminds me of Avatar.

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Welcome back!
AND YES PEOPLE SHE SAID SOMETHING ABOUT GETTING RMR PUBLISHED YESYESYESYES

*cough* I am excited if you can’t tell.

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Huzzah! *jumps for joy*

Glad to see you’re back. The page is beautiful, as usual. The feel of the backgrounds and expressions of the characters are spot on with pre-hiatus pages, so I don’t believe you’ve lost much if at all during your healing. Here’s to your good health, m’lady.

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Hey! Nice to see that you’re back on track, I was really worried as it took you a long time to recover.

Anyway, congratulations on your recovery, and thanks for the good news!

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I don’t usually comment much here, but I am an avid reader and have been for some time… and I just wanted to say that I’m so happy to hear that you are feeling much better What a gorgeous page to ring in your return – I love the facial expressions in this one. ^_^

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Beautifull update as allways.

I predict Danil will pull a dissapearing act.
I don’t think he wants any more deaths, and his job is complete anyway.

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I hate to say it but mage fights are cooler than face punches.

also, I was debating figuring out where you lived so i could come with my epic soup and bread recopies and nurse you back to health.

but you’re better now! so i don’t need to go all stalker… >_>

I’m glad you’re back. this is one of the few comics that i check daily. (yes i’m aware it doesn’t update daily, now shush)

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Lovely update–the facial expressions are so emotive! And I am so glad to hear that you are (at least mostly) better! I just want to reiterate what I know many of your other commenters have said–while we love reading Red Moon Rising, it’s so much more important that you take care of yourself, because your health is what’s really important. And a hiatus gives us all a chance to reread the story from the beginning and enjoy the development! Also, I am so glad to see that publishing is in the future; I think that this is one of the more beautifully drawn web comics, and it will be amazing in print!

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Um…Hi there!

I’ve been reading RMR for ages but it’s the first time I’m commenting (hehe).
Just wanted to let you know that it is GREAT to see you drawing again (I squeed aloud at the new update and got weird looks from everyone at work).
Hope you feel much better now and please don’t be afraid to get some more rest if you’re not fully recovered. We’d much rather have you get better than make yourself sick again by working too hard.
Having said that, I shall now go back to squeeing.

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Wonderful! I’m so happy for you. (Just like everybody else.) As a bonus, the response to the hiatus has restored my faith in the humanity of the internet. Lovely page, by the way and I will enjoy having RMR a regular part of my week again.

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When is your new updating day?

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Today! Bear with me, it’s a-coming.

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Thank you for responding,your such a sweetheart(no awkwardness I hope)

Iv been checking everyday and I was afraid you had a relaps,but my little bro was almost overcome with grief when he saw that you arent posting

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