The recent casual visitor to these pages may be forgiven for thinking this was a literature account, given the preponderance of stories featuring some crazy red-head or other. If reading is not your thing, I'm happy to report that eighteen episodes later, the spate of Roxy Chronicles is finished for now.
There's been another reason that pictures haven't featured in my output for a while. My laptop has been playing up - it's four years old, but I lack the funds to replace it with the latest fire-breathing monster which would crank out the renders in seconds. Over the Christmas holidays, I had intended to replace the hard drive and reinstall the operating system which would have perked it up no end.
However, the machine got wind of this and decided to throw a spanner in the works. So the hard drive (which I was planning to replace anyway, remember) suddenly developed sackfuls of errors and matters were taken out of my hands. The replacement had to be done right away, fitted in among all the other things that I have on my schedule.
My data was all backed up, and I use portable applications wherever possible, so this only slowed me down rather than grinding me to a halt. I was certainly still able to post stories, as you've seen. However I had to shelve my graphics projects until such time as the newly installed computer was stable, which I believe it now is - more or less, some glitches remain, but I think I can press on.
I hope to finish a Christmas comic featuring Roxy soon, and for those who prefer the darker side, there will be some... Darker side...