Like Nikki said, it’s been a looong time and I’m sorry. There are a couple of factors contributing to my absence: one personal, another professional. First, over the holidays I lost a family member. While it was not unexpected, I found myself focused on other priorities. Creating this comic has always been a weekly escape for me, a fun labor of love for Nikki and her friends that I look forward to sharing with all of you. But I temporarily lost the spark and the drive.

On the professional side, as I mentioned a while ago, the company I work for has been purchased by a competitor. When the merger of the two companies completes next month, many people will be impacted as the two workforces are aligned. With uncertainty surrounding this change, and the possibility of my position being eliminated or relocated, I decided to make myself available for more freelance work. To that end, I’ve been very fortunate, having booked three concurrent freelance projects, with another in the wings –all while still working at my full time job. So, just as my passion for Nikki was returning, my schedule completely filled up and overflowed. I have another month or so of a crazy workloads -during which I will know the fate of my corporate job. I can’t wait to get back to Nikki, and will do so as soon as possible. In the meantime, I’ll try to squeeze in some teasers like this one.

Thanks to all for your patience -TK