Alright, this is something that’s been running through my mind for some time now and I realized if the thought crops up so frequently, it’s probably for the best.
I have decided that after the current storylines in Stink Child Comics and Squared Circle are completed that I’m going to take an indefinite hiatus from them.
See, SCC started as a thing that my friends and I did in High School just for us to laugh at. We put them up on a horrible, free Angelfire site more as a way that we could all access them whenever we wanted. After High School, I, honestly, thought it was done. Until Matt proposed bringing it back. And we’ve been going ever since with no real progress. I mean, I’ve met some cool people through it, but it’s not exactly making me a living, it’s barely paying for itself. Really we’ve kind of been hanging on to it because of nostalgia. I’ve gotten burned out on it. I’ve been doing some iteration of this strip for eight years and I think it’s time to step away.
As for Squared Circle, it’s also a hold over from High School. I was inspired to do a comic on wrestling because of a strip called Smarks. And while Phisch and I came up with a slew of characters, we never started the strip. When we were at Emerald City in 2008, we discussed revisiting the project. I spent a bit of time tweaking that original idea, and I began the strip without any clear idea as to where it was going, hoping it would find it’s way eventually. Well, it’s never really found its way. Again, I’ve met some awesome people through the strip but continuing it has been a frustrating ordeal as I struggled to figure out just what I wanted to do with it. So again, I feel it’s time to step away.
Also, I’ve had a couple projects in mind that I have a lot of faith in. More than I’ve ever had in SCC or Squared Circle. However, continuing the current strips as well as my day job have taken all the time and energy I’ve wanted to devote to these other projects.
I’m not going to give them endings, as I don’t think that this will be the end for the strips. I hope to, eventually revisit them. But for right now, it’s time to say goodbye.
- Mike Perry