My mother died last week. There's part of me that wants to tell you about my mother. There’s part of me that wants to dismiss the whole thing, as I am, at heart, an introvert who wants to be left alone to grieve and who understands most of us will go through this sooner or later. The third part, the most demanding yet most unnecessary part (solely because of my messed up brain), is to let you know that this is the reason for me falling behind.
There will be less than 12 strips this month. Any other comics that arrive in April are only because I had scripts ready, and the art-part is a welcome distraction sometimes.
I’ve also decided there will be less than 12 strips in May. I’ve been determined to finish repairing the archives and get the next book ready to print, and actually had a bit of a lead on strips. But then we got that call and we rushed to be by her side. Now I’m even more determined to get that done even if it means falling further behind on strips. I’ll keep you all posted as best I can.
As private as I am, I do want to share a thing about my mom. She filled my childhood with science fiction and fantasy and creativity. She’s the reason I grew into the storyteller I am today, and that creativity carries through to her grandchildren. Thanks mom. We love you and we’ll miss you as fiercely as you loved us.
Pete, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, echoing everyone else's messages:
- I'm very sorry for your loss.
- Do. Not. Apologize. You have a right to your privacy, and to grieve. Take as much time as you need. We love you and care for you and want you to be well. Please take care of yourself in this challenging time.
I'd also like to echo Paradoxial's request to pay the full amount for this month, and for however long you need. (BUT, only if it doesn't cause you even more work and headache.)
My Deepest and Sincerest Condolences
i too have lost my mother , it has been very hard too
it is something that is very difficult to cope with, we are with you, we are here for you,
know that you have people out there that love you and appreciate the great things you do and the wonderful person you are.
may she eternally rest in the calmest and tranquilest of peace.
All hugs and good wishes to you and your family Pete. I understand completely. I lost my mom last September. Take your time. We will understand as so many have said before me. Watch out for depression sneaking up on you. It definitely can in this situation. Again. Take care of you and your family. We will be here when you are ready.