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April 24th, 2014

Operation Plan

Hello again!  After nearly a year without a new Dressed for Success comic page we wanted to spread the news. Work is being done on picking things up where we left off and continuing on telling the story of our intrepid heroes Alex and Walter.

As had been mentioned previously, I found myself in a situation where I needed to focus my energies on other things and couldn’t continue with the ongoing production schedule of a weekly webcomic.  After some time, things have settled down and the ability to move forward with the comic series has presented itself.

After some discussion, it was determined that trying to move on with the weekly schedule that had been maintained for a few years wasn’t necessarily going to work.  At least not without the potential for some page release hiccups or creator burn outs along the way. After all, we are doing the comic in our spare time around full-time jobs and juggling various family commitments throughout the year. So it can be a challenge at times.

With this realization it has been decided to adjust the production and release schedule in such a way where we will post 2 blocks of story pages throughout the year, with short breaks in between. Here is how it will break down:

Over the course of a year we will release a block (or chapter) of 20 pages, one page a week.  Followed by a 6 week break.  Then continuing on with another section of 20 pages and another 6 week break.

So we would be looking at producing 40 pages of comic story over the course of a year instead of 52. We feel this is a reasonable compromise which allows ourselves to create a decent amount of pages overall while giving us a bit of a break along the way.

As I am producing new pages I am doing so using the program Manga Studio, which will hopefully help increase my speed at drawing pages as well.

Right now we are in the early days of ramping up production on new pages and as of yet don’t have a firm date on when new comic pages will start being posted again. We are hoping sooner rather than later.  In the meantime, let us know what you think of our plans and continue to watch this space for further updates on this topic and other things related to Dressed for Success.

– Jeff

 
 

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  1. Chris_DFS

    Operation Plan http://t.co/QFpwrpCwcP

  2. OuterEdgeComics

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  11. zibodiz

    Fantastic! Great to see you guys are still planning to produce more DFS!

  12. Timothy Cramer

    Great news! As a big fan, I’m excited with antication.

    Don’t worry about posting fewer updates per year. A schedule that you can actually keep is worth a lot more than any unrealistic claim.

    Also, the main pitfall with having few updates – weekly or less – is that it can lead to severe pacing problems, but your story pacing has always been well adapted to your update frequency.

    Keep up the good work.

  13. Chris

    Thanks for the kind words Timothy. It’s a challenge faced by most web comics it seems, especially when it’s being done as a side project with day jobs and family and such.

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