Hey everyone! You may have noticed the sharp decline in posting… anything aside from the steady queue of Requiem Mask updates since our recent relaunch.
So what’s been going on? A great many things! Many of those things, unfortunately, fall under the category of “a bit too personal” to share – but please trust us when we say it was the equivalent of finally breaking through to the surface and taking a large, deep breath after being under water for far too long.
Life Offline is beginning to stabilize… sort of. Some big changes had to be made, and now most of our time and energy is now devoted to making sure those happen. If you follow Alex or Chelsey’s twitter accounts, you may get an idea of what’s going on. If not, we’ll give you the cliff notes.
Mainly, things are changing! The most significant of which is that Alex and Chelsey are making a solid attempt at finding a new home – somewhere that they can live together! Right now they (we) are based with Chelsey’s mom in Chelsey’s childhood home. There has been/still is quite a bit to sort through, spiritually, emotionally… literally? Three generations have lived in this house, so there is a lot that needs to be done to get it prepped for a new family to begin making new memories.
So, while our focus is on that, the issue then becomes “What of Patreon and Iron-Gibbet in general?”
We know we just got back from a hiatus, but the nature of what we need to do requires a softer one, of sorts.
We love making comics, we love sharing them with everyone, but we know that they take up a lot of valuable time that we need.
The Refuge has been put on a soft hold. Indifferent Girl has also been put on a soft hold. Requiem Mask will continue to update until our queue for it runs out. After that, a plan is still being discussed – the most popular idea of which being some sort of book release, or another bulk production update. We have yet to decide. Either way, this is by no means the end of us making comics all together! It’s just going to be a much slower grind once again. We have to focus on our lives right now, and also know that we’d rather give you guys the best we can offer artistically and narratively. What you all have been enjoying now is the result of our first slower-paced production and we are really proud of that, and love how much you all enjoy it!
What about the Patreon? Charges are beginning to filter in for January, and after that… refunds will be issued. Refunds have already been processed for December. We always always, always appreciate your support, but we can’t, in good conscience, accept your money for work that we can’t keep up with. If the rewards/feed aren’t being kept up with (which they haven’t been) then we aren’t doing our jobs!
If you’d like to unsubscribe from our Patreon, we fully and completely understand! Admittedly, we’re not sure how and if there is a way to sort of ‘pause’ the collection of money other than continually refunding it to you all each month, should you decide to stay on in good faith. I suppose if you would like to continue to support us even through this change, the option is up to you, just send us a message through your favourite platform to either Chelsey or Alex with your intent!
Regardless, we will remain honest in how we conduct business!
Other than that, we will certainly keep everyone as up to date as possible on this journey. Iron-Gibbet itself is not shutting down, so there will still be lots to see! Just stay tuned!