Hey, did I mention I got a new job? And moved out west in August? I didn't? Huh. Could've sworn I did. The new job seems to be going well, I'm having a good time out here, and I'm learning a bunch of new stuff in terms of web programming and design. For starters, I had no idea var() and calc() were finally in production CSS nowadays. But, of course, it's still a somewhat hectic job, and I'm still getting used to life out here, so things are going slow on the comic.
Right now, I've got a few comics ready to go, but I'm holding them up until I've got a bunch ready to go at once so they wind up in one big chunk of MWF updates instead of the sporadic updates that we've had in the past few years. I'm getting there, it just requires a lot of new stuff. This is one of those cases where I've got things pretty well written out, it just needs to become visual now.
I'm considering what it would take to make proper EPUB versions of the books, in addition to the PDFs there now. Though that might not happen any time soon; the books aren't really "comic books", per se, at least not in layout. What throws that off are the chunks of text commentary under each strip, sometimes pouring into multiple pages, and bonus sketches scattered hither and yon throughout (you can see what I mean in the PDFs). That makes it really hard to find good guides or tips on this sort of thing, as everyone seems to assume you either want to make a text-only book, text with some minor illustrations, or a complete comic book. So ultimately, that might not happen.
Though, I'm also thinking about the third book. Since Chapter Four was one of the shorter, quick-story chapters, if I get around to another book, it'll most likely combine Chapters Four and Five. But that's a long way off, definitely.
Anyway, long story short, I'm getting stuff done, and eventually stuff will get done.
October 16, 2018:
Oh, right, the PDFs. Sorry, got distracted.
The DoM Chapters Two and Three books now have PDF versions! And they're free! Both PDFs are made from reduced-quality versions of the book's images, though, as I kinda wanted both to fit in under 100MB. Still, they should work out fine, unless you've got some ridiculously high DPI book reading device, I guess.
Both can be found at the main books page. And yes, the physical books are still for sale. Because after all, you can't whomp someone over the head with a PDF, at least not without risking damage to your ridiculously high DPI book reading device.
September 2, 2018:
There! Finally! I told you I was working on Chapter Eight!
Welcome back to anyone who thought I was done with this and wondered what was up! And welcome to anyone new who stumbled upon this weird old webcomic! I've moved, I've got a new job, I've still got some stuff to get organized, but I'm drawing comics again! Slowly, but still, drawing comics! Glad to be back!
As I said in the interstitial comics, I've got roughly two months of comics in the queue, ready to go. I'll be working to extend that as much as I can, but, y'know. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, until late October, there'll be a fresh new DoM comic, just like old times. I'm experimenting with going fully-digital this chapter, drawing everything on my tablet rather than on paper and scanning it in. There might be more breaking-in to do, of course.
Plus, the Chapter Three book is ready to go and up for sale now. Check it out! Or wait a while if you'd rather have a PDF version. I'll look into getting those up soon.