Hey cats! I didn’t mean to duck out for a few months like that. I put my head down prior to BLFC to close out a backlog of commissioned work that’s been hanging over my head for a while and it’s taking a little bit longer than I originally anticipated. I’ve also been doing a lot of zbrush and 3d work, which isn’t quite so immediately relevant to the comic. But I expect you’ll be seeing more of The Way Back as summer turns into fall!
If you can’t make a record and don’t want to suffer Apotheosis, staying close to accretion when the fog rolls in is generally a good call. On the scale of terrible things that can happen to you when you’re exposed to a high volume of Akashic vapor, getting froze in crystal doesn’t rate especially high.
When I was a kid, my mom had these very nice colored pencils that she’d use to do her drawings, and I remember when I was old enough, she let me color with them, and said something about how she knew I’d be careful with them and not apply too much force – colored pencils are more special than crayons, and I remember feeling very proud to be trusted with something so delicate by as talented an artist as my mom is.