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Chapter 02: Page 21
Originally posted on:11/17/2006
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The Calendar, and a possible Schedule change
11/17/2006
It's easy to forget that explosions have consequences.

I've finished the calendar, and it is now available for sale at my brand new CafePress store. Each month features a different starship from Crimson Dark (or, in some cases, several starships). I have also put up some posters of my favourite image from the calendar, but I can't put more up without upgrading my store. If you want more poster designs, let me know, and I'll consider making them available.

Meanwhile, I'm contemplating reverting to updating twice a week (Mondays and Fridays) instead of three times a week. There are four main reasons:
1. I'm worried about burning out at some point, I want to make sure that producing CD will remain a fun and fresh experience
2. The thrice-weekly schedule means that I'm starting to take shortcuts, and I'm concerned that it may be impacting on the quality of the comic
3. I'd like to build up a buffer so that next time something hectic happens (eg: moving house), I can continue to update regularly
4. Next year I want to start a new project, a second comic (very different to CD), and I need the extra time to do some feasibility tests and get things rolling.

Of course, there are cons involved:
1. I get impatient with the progress of CD even when I update three times a week, twice a week would possibly send me insane
2. No-one likes waiting four days for the next page

There is a compromise solution, though. I could possibly update every Monday and Friday, and then the occasional Wednesday depending on how things are going. But I'm not sure whether people would prefer a steady reliable schedule over the occasional extra page.

What do you think? Head over to the forum and let me know - your thoughts really do matter.

With the calendar complete, I'm working on the redesign for the site. It should go live this weekend, all things being equal.

EDIT: Okay, I finished the redesign sooner than expected, so here it is. Please report any broken links.
EDIT 2: I'm currently exploring a cheaper printing option for the calendar, so I've taken the old one down for now. More details as they come...
EDIT 3: I'm sticking with CafePress for the Calendar, but I've made some changes and reduced the price a little

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