I’ll be doing a lot of things in May: exams and conventions, to name a few. I probably won’t have time to draw any updates until the end of May. It looks like smooth sailing from then on.
I know it’s been slow, but believe me, there is an enormous backlog of plans I have for this comic. I just need adequate time, as I’m sure you’ll understand.
Anyway, the next arc is still more or less undecided. I’m considering the next one should be between one of these three: Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Applejack. All three stories are good to go so it really just depends on what you’d like. Which would you like to see?
I know updates have been coming very slowly, so it hurts even more to announce that they’ll stop for a while. The reason being I need to prepare artwork to sell at an upcoming convention and I can’t afford to work on pages for Tales from Ponyville at this rate.
There’s a donate button on the blog - I don’t want to go fishing for donations, but they do help because it means I don’t have to take commissions and get slowed by them.
Anyway, the next arcs have been planned for a long while now. If all goes well, up next is a short Fluttershy arc.
It shouldn’t be too long, but the next update is going to take some time. I will be incredibly busy in the next week. I’m sure the advent of the the Season 3 Finale will keep most of you entertained, anyway!
Whose Character Arc are you most Anticipating?
Since Chapter 1 is over, I should say a little bit about how the comic’s structure will work.
Every arc is stand alone - so we don’t leave off on the destroyed Ponyville at the end of Chapter 1. Arcs will vary in length: Chapter 1 is lengthy (~10 pages) but most arcs will be much shorter (~4 pages). They’ll be everything from sad to funny to meaningful. If things go right I will have breaks between long arcs that consist of 2 or 3 short arcs.
So, I’ve written stories for all of the main characters and have played with the idea of minor character stories. Some characters even have several stories. I have no idea if I will get to them all, or even what order I should draw them in.
That said, which character’s story do you look forward to the most?
Anonymous asked: Wait, so now they have to sift through a whole bunch of fortunes and think of ways to set up the conditions that each fortune predicts so that they still come true, but in the least damaging ways possible? That's gonna be hell.
They were all predicted under the now-false condition that Twilight didn’t bust the machine. Twilight’s hammer essentially invalidated all previous unfulfilled fortunes. Although…that didn’t really make things any less hellish than they are right now!