Rune Hunters – A Happy New Year 2016
January 3rd, 2016

Rune Hunters – A Happy New Year 2016

What better way to ring in the new year than by hanging out with friends and playing video games.  I guess this explains what the cast of Rune Hunters has been doing in their long downtime.

Also, I am aware that Kate is alive and well in this picture.  That’s because it is a non-canonical picture of the cast.  Besides, it’s not like the Rune Hunters have pizza to eat and video games to play in their universe.

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Long Time, No See

“When Rune Hunters isn’t on screen, people should be asking, ‘Where’s Rune Hunters?'”

-Old Internet Saying

Hey folks, long time no see.

I realize it has been quite a while since I have made new Rune Hunters pages or even updated you about the comic. First off, I’m terribly sorry. I should have provided more timely updates and let you know what has been going on with the comic.

I know I said I was only going to take a short sabbatical from the comic, which has ballooned into a couple year hiatus with no real word from me. Once again, I’m sorry for that and I hope to have the comic back to being updated regularly early in the new year. Look forward to great new adventures for Asura, Ada and all of their friends (and enemies).

That being said, what happened? Where did I go? Where did Rune Hunters go? Well, a few things happened in my life the last couple of years that took an effect on my creative output. People who follow me on deviantArt know that it didn’t completely dry up, but it has been less than in years prior.

  1. The initial reason for my time off was because, after 5 years straight working on the comic, I needed a bit of a break. My initial plan during that time was to finally try my hand on some video game development. I wanted to at least get a prototype game made. That sort of worked out for me early on, as I learned a bit.  But unfortunately I don’t really have anything to show for myself. It turns out that when I don’t have a weekly deadline set for my hobbyist projects, I don’t stay as motivated as I would like. I ended up enjoying not having responsibilities in my spare time, and that made working on my personal projects difficult. Now I’m hungry again for creative work, and want to get back to something I know people enjoyed.
  2. On a more personal note, my dad passed away early last year. It has been rough time for me and the rest of my family, and it is something we have been dealing with in the time since. In addition to helping my mom out with the grieving process, my wife, my brother and I helped her with various projects that popped up in the wake of my dad’s passing. All of this has kept me very busy, but enough time has passed for healing and dealing.  I feel better and ready to get back to work.
  3. Finally, other social events, travel and life events constantly popped up throughout last year that required a lot of my time and energy. Things have mostly settled down now and I should be able to focus a lot more of my attention on getting the Rune Hunters story back on track.

So there you have.  Sorry if this post has been a bit ramble-y. It’s just been a whirlwind last couple of years. I hope you all understand and I hope I can make this happen up to you in the coming year.  I will get back to more frequent updates, posting here as well as to my Twitter and Facebook pages.

A Long Rune Hiatus

As you obviously know, chapter 11 just wrapped up last week, and this comic is celebrating it’s 5th year.  Rune Hunters has been a wonderful and fulfilling project for me, and I’m thankful continued to read through it all of these years.  I really am grateful.  However, in addition to being creatively fulfilling, work on Rune Hunters has also been taxing.  I know it might not seem like a lot, but having to keep up a weekly schedule for five years straight has kind of exhausted me as of late.  In addition, I have some other projects I’ve wanted to get to for quite some time, but always had a weekly webcomic to contend with.

So it is with this post that I am announcing Rune Hunters will be going on a hiatus for about 6-8 months.  I need time to rejuvenate and attend to some other goals of mine.  I hope all of you are not too disappointed by this news, and I will try post some Rune Hunters related pictures and maybe side comics in the meantime.  I also will make sure to keep this space updated with any additional news about the comic, and maybe about my other projects when there is more to share.

Once again, you guys and gals have all been wonderful, and I thank you all for reading.  I hope you all return when the comic is ready to continue onward.  There is still so many adventures awaiting Asura, Ada, Nanno and the rest of the gang.  Thank you all.  And keep in mind, this isn’t the end, Rune Hunters will be back.

Also, like Rune Hunters on Facebook if you want even more up to date news about the comic.

Finally, I figured I could include some appropriate music to end with:

Is It Monday Already?

Whelp, you probably noticed there wasn’t a comic yesterday.  Yeah, I’m sorry about, I became busy and wasn’t able to get a new one done.  Look forward to a new page this coming Sunday, I promise.  Once again, I am sorry that there was no forewarning, I won’t let that happen again.