Dangit, Muriel, why can’t you just die? Okay, so dying sometimes isn’t so permanent a thing with zombies involved, but you have to wonder if undeath might leave her with less of a one-track mind!
JUST THREE PAGES LEFT! *insert dramatic HBO music*
Now don’t get scared, we don’t mean no more Zombie Ranch after that, but we are finishing up the finale of our first big arc at long last, and that means we’re looking at the possibility of a break in the latter part of July,Â maybe some of August as well, before starting up the next storyline.Â Call it the end of a nearly four year long Season? Whew.
Summer is generally a slow readership period for webcomics and we’re thinking of using some time to get a few long overdue projects done, like an expanded cast page, before leaping forth into the next tale. Episodes 1-7, all 175 pages of them, are what we’re looking atÂ for our first printed trade…Â we don’t know if we’re ready toÂ go live withÂ a Kickstarter for that just yet, but it’s time to at least get oneÂ figured out.
Anyhow, between now and July 24thÂ would be an excellent time to submit any fan art you might have been inspired to do, otherwise Dawn will do what she can to fill the gaps (though it will probably be silliness as she takes some time off fromÂ being scripted). Clint’s writer blogs will continue as usual.
So there’s your official warning. We’ll try to get more of a sense of exactly how long the “Summer vacation” will last as we get closer, but we’re pretty certain we’ve got things set up so that, while you’ll be left with questions for the future, there won’t be guns to anyone’s heads while you wait to see what happens next.