With this larger update I am making the announcement that Kevin and the Light of Destiny is ending its life online as a webcomic. I will take a moment and share with you guys why, but first I want to say how truly worthwhile you guys have made this experience. Kevin started as a little idea that grew into a bigger story and really became something that I have grown to truly love. It really bums me out to end its days a webcomic. It really does, but let me tell you why I am stopping.
About a month ago or so my work let us know that things were going to slow down and that one source of my income that I really depend on was going away for the foreseeable future. This really made me have to sit back and think, how am I going to make up this difference. Especially with another baby on the way and all… It just created a big commotion for me internally. I sought out counsel from friends and my wife and last weekend my wife and I sat down and had a brutally honest conversation about where we are in life. We discussed what we felt was and wasn’t working for me in my art career, and what was the best use of the little time I have. Unfortunately, Kevin drew the short end of the stick… The reason was that it simply takes far too long to make and that time could be spent working on my paintings and seeking commissions which have been gaining some momentum. We talked about options for Kevin to continue and what made sense for me as a comics artist and I ultimately decided that the best thing for me to do was focus more on my paintings and make my comics in a more easily producible way. Along with that decision, I will be disappearing from the webcomics scene for awhile to write and draw. I will be returning when the next book on my plate is done. I won’t be making it as I go next time around. But more importantly, I need to focus on finding a way to help support my family with my art and make ends meet. I’m hoping the things I’m pursing will help do that.
I hope you all understand, and I don’t believe this will be the last of Kevin or his adventures. I never start a project without the intent of completing it. I just don’t know when and how that will happen. Thank you all for an amazing year of sharing this book. It’s been fun.
Please continue to follow my work on my personal site: www.michaelelregina.com
And remember you can pick up some of my art prints through my Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheAdventureShop