Still on hiatus -- but for a good reason
usedbooks on April 29, 2023
I have been on unofficial hiatus for a while to deal with some depression and general disinterest. But now I am on OFFICIAL hiatus because my blah state met a fast end with a job offer! (Not just a job, but a full-time, permanent job – after 14 years of seasonal work.) Now my ability to webcomic is hampered by trying to sell my home and move to another state. I packed all my webcomic stuff including all my scripts in an overzealous “decluttering” spree to list my house, so Used Books cannot continue until I settle in my new home that I currently don't have. My new job is set to begin in June.
I have been working on short stories that can be found at Echoes. I will be able to continue this throughout the hiatus since it doesn't call for as much in the creation process, and my stories are all on the computer. So, if you like my story-telling, you can check that out.
Obviously, I will not be participating even a little in the Drunk Duck Awards this year, but it's a great project, so check it out. (Pretty sure UB has been so long without an update it's not eligible.)
LanceDanger at 2:36PM, May 31, 2023
Hope everything turns out well!
Locoma at 11:38PM, May 25, 2023
Oh man, that's great to hear, I'm so happy to hear that!! I wish you the best of luck with your new permanent job! What happened to the mobile home? I'm sorry you had to go through depression. I'm totally checking out the new webcomic!
usedbooks at 4:24PM, May 26, 2023
I'm still trying to sell my camper. Lol. It's sitting in my parents'yard. I bought a house four years ago. Now I'm trying to sell that. Glad to see you're still hanging around. I REALLY miss making webcomics, but I just don't have it in me until this move/change is over.
Ozmandious at 11:05AM, May 2, 2023
That's great to hear. Take all the time you need, your life needs you!
plymayer at 5:21PM, April 29, 2023
Your updates although far between are always nice. At least so far, Used Books hasn't made it onto LOTHAR's spotlight on some of the forgotten or abandoned comics. Congratulations on the move and the new job. Almost visited you on the cape that one year you were there but ended up going to my sister's place.
usedbooks at 5:41AM, April 30, 2023
lol. Thanks. I hate moving around. I hate change. I am super psyched to get a job that's not seasonal. And it looks like a neat place. I have to switch back from naturalist to historian, but I do love storytelling. And it's not (completely) Civil War -- but Civil War adjacent.