Panthera Returning in Summer 2014

dzWow. Okay, so… What was supposed to be a one-month hiatus has stretched to 14 months and counting, and that is completely my fault. A barrage of major life events (losing my job, seeking and finding a new one, welcoming my girlfriend from halfway across the world, two hand surgeries, etc.) have crashed down on me and, combined with a vicious attack of long-term writer’s block, led to me repeatedly kicking the can down the road on Panthera, again and again.

But I am not dead, nor is Jeff, and we have decidedly not abandoned this story. We plan to return to it sometime this summer, once we have a hearty backlog of pages, to ensure that this never happens again.

Where has Panthera been? Well, apparently, they cloned themselves four times each and started hanging out in my local grocery store. This was quite a sight to see, and reminded me powerfully that I have a story to keep telling here. The cats will be back, probably preceded by some sketches and concept art, so keep checking in!

News:

Still behind…


dzI can promise there will definitely be three new pages between right now and sometime during or slightly after next Thursday. Exactly when… we’ve been having a bit of trouble with “exactly-s” lately. Apologies, and please stick with us as we get back on track.

In the meantime, if you haven’t seen the new Chapter I cover yet, you’re missing out. :-)

New Chapter I cover


dzWe’re updating old covers, which used to be a bit abstract, with more character-art-driven versions.

The new Chapter I Cover is now up, and hopefully we’ll get the rest done before the end of Chapter V.

Friday is the new Thursday!


dz–not long-term I hope.

Page up sometime Friday evening GMT, and hopefully back to normal by next Thursday.

Slightly behind


dzWe’ve chewed through our buffer and now we’re operating page-to-page again, and we’re just a few hours behind schedule. Expect today and Thursday’s updates to be a bit late, though Jeff might make Thursday on time… never know. I just write this silliness. :-)

EDIT: Expect next page Thursday night sometime; sorry for the delay.

EDIT #2 (4/22): Still about a half-day back! Jeff says to expect page Thursday afternoon (GMT).