Someone suggested I get a Patreon account. I have no idea if I set it up right, or really how it works, but there it is.
I’ve been meaning to write this for awhile because I thought you, the fans, deserved a bit of an explanation about my absence.
I’m happy to say that nothing bad happened. I didn’t get sick nor did I go to jail. The brutal truth is that things were a bit of a mess a few years back; financially and otherwise. And doing the comic wasn’t fun anymore amidst all the stress I was under. As it became more popular, it was going to become financially impossible for me to pay for more server space for the website, so I took a break.
I did plan to come back sooner, but like a stupid pig, I didn’t write down any passwords. I couldn’t get in to Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr. I assumed that since the site was down, then my email addresses associated with it were gone as well.
Anyway, that’s the short of it. But things are better now and I’m having much more fun drawing and writing than before so I plan to stay around for awhile.
Also, I want to thank all the fans for coming back after all this time. I’m honored.
Lastly, since many of you are following on Facebook, I would urge you to also follow Winston either here, on Twitter or on Tumblr as a backup in case Facebook decides to shut the page down due to “hate speech” or some such nonsense.
First off, I want to say thank you to all those who welcomed Winston back. I’m glad to know this ham is still being enjoyed by all you people.
Second, as you can see there is a new website, and some have asked about the old comics. The sad truth is that most of those are gone. I foolishly didn’t save my archive (I am now.)
I do have a small collection of older comics that have been posted on Tumblr and Facebook. Some of these I plan to upload here as repeats, and some I plan to re-do with updated artwork. Winston’s look has changed considerably since his inception, and I’d like everything to be uniform.
So thanks again for your support. Winston is nothing without his fans.
UPDATE So a fan managed to save my archive of comics. I’m going to go through everything and re-upload some back to the site. Others I still want to re-do because they’re just too funky looking.
Never let it be said that Winston doesn’t have the best fans!
Well, we’re back finally after a too-long hiatus.
The story of where Winston has been is long, and will be told soon. In the meantime, new comics will be uploaded here, on our Facebook page and on our Tumblr page.
As always, feel free to share the comics as you wish.