So, itís finally happened. I decided to quit my full time job and work entirely on Gunnerkrigg Court and comics in general. I think it is about time.
Why are you doing this?
The answer is, quite simply, time. For a while now Iíve felt that Iíve just not had the time to spend concentrating on each individual page of Gunnerkrigg Court. Since I had to finish three whole pages over essentially a day and a half during the weekends, I didnít feel like I was doing the story, or you, the reader, justice. Gunnerkrigg Court has become a very large, and very special part of my life and I want, more than anything, to reach the end, and that just wasnít going to happen with a full time job.
Does this mean you make enough money to live from the comic now?
Haha! No way! Up to now I've been entirely supported by my full time job and because of my lack of time to do anything beside the comic, Iíve not paid enough attention to merchandising and money-making as I should have, so I make very little from it right now. I knew I wanted to do this full time, but I realise it was a big risk leaving full time employment to do it.
So what are you going to do about it, Tom?
Well! I figure itís about time I took things seriously. Here is a list of things you can be expecting from me in the future, presented in an oldschool HTML bullet point list!
So, in the end I feel like I have a lot of stuff I want to work on, and I donít think I will be at a loss for things to do. I hope you will stick around and enjoy!
Yes! I have a couple more things to say! First off, I wanted to say a big thank you to you, the readers. I canít tell you how happy I am to have had such an overwhelmingly positive reaction to Gunnerkrigg Court so far, and the very notion of being able to do this full time wouldnít have been possible if you werenít here reading along, encouraging and supporting me as I work. How lucky I have been! I didnít want to let this opportunity pass me by and I want to make the best story I can for you. In the long run, I donít want Gunnerkrigg Court to be the only comic I make. I want it to be the first of many and if I can just get this right, I look forward to drawing comics for the foreseeable future, and I hope you all enjoy it too!
Secondly: you want a wallpaper? I got a wallpaper! I got one right here!
Seriously though, I hope to do wallpapers once in a while, and you can get them if youíd like to donate any amount! There is a regular donate button too, and I might make it a little more prominent on the site, but if you would like a fancy new graphic for your desktop, just click the donate button below! You should be redirected to the wallpapers after you're done. If not, just send me a note!
Thank you very much for reading!