The Archer and the Squirrel

The Archer and the Squirrel tells the story of Lark, a young woman in the pursuit of a better life. When the Colludian King offers a handsome reward for an unusual bounty, Lark jumps at the opportunity. However, things aren't always what they seem in the Draiocht Woods. What started out as a simple hunting trip, turns into something much more… dangerous. Now, Lark must learn how to navigate a new type of hunting ground, one full of secrets and magic. *This comic updates the first and third Tuesday of every month, but.... *The comic's main site ( www.archerandthesquirrelcomic.com ) will always be one page AHEAD on uploads compared to SJ. *Also, if you become a Patreon ( www.patreon.com/Tieback ) you get to see the next page FIVE day's before it's publicly posted on the comic's main site!!!

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Comic Hiatus: Please Read by Tieback
October 14th, 2018, 8:56 pm
Hello Lovelies,

First off, they finally know what’s wrong! I tested positive for Mono. I tested negative for Mono twice before, but third times the charm. Since Mono is caused by a virus, there is no medical treatment. You just get better, when you get better. And thankfully, I am feeling better.

And now, time for a heart to heart…

While sick, I’ve had time to think deeply. And there are some things I regret. For instance, I regret not spending more time with my friends and family. I regret resorting to quick unhealthy foods, as opposed to taking the time to cook healthy meals. And I regret not having the time to do random art projects, just for the joy of it. This led me to seriously evaluate how I use my time.

Between making pages, doing story boards, producing additional content for Patreons, and working on completing the story’s plot on the side, I spend about 30 hours a week on the comic. My full time job requires 40 hours a week, and I spend another 5-10 hours studying. The time I spend at work and studying is not negotiable, so that leaves the time I spend on the comic.

I brainstormed some ways I could spend less time on comic. One idea was abandonment, which I don’t want to do. Another idea was updating less frequently, which I also don’t want to do. I also could convert the webcomic into a written story, which I have mixed feelings about. On the other side, maybe after some big life stressors get ironed out, the comic’s time requirements might not be problematic anymore.

I’ve run over these possibilities multiple times, and I can’t decide right now. I need more time to think. But even more so, I really need to focus on my test coming up in February. If I don’t pass it, I lose my current position at work. And right after my test, I’ll be trying to get my first home. So, for my health, sanity, job security, and future living situation, I decided that I need to place this comic on a hiatus. Once I pass my test and get a home, I’ll be in the position to decide what to do.

I want to be frank, there’s a chance this comic may end. I don’t like that idea, but that would be the worst case scenario. I also may jump back in, fully charged, with weekly updates. I just don’t know at this time. I have been on such an emotional roller coster. During the first 20 days of being sick, I had 12 blood tests, 2 X-rays, a CT scan, and trip to the ER. And after all of that, they still didn’t know what was wrong. It was incredibly scary…

I’m not sure the exact date this hiatus will end, it depends when I get a home. The latest should May 2019, because that’s when my lease ends. I know that’s a long time away, and I am sorry. But I need to give myself a break as a get better. And I need to fully focus on securing my job, and getting a permanent home. I hope you can understand. Thank you for reading this post.

Sincerely,
Tieback
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Illness Update by Tieback
October 9th, 2018, 12:28 am
Hello Lovelies,

I wanted to give an update. The doctors have run a bunch of tests, and they still don’t know why I’m sick with fever. They’re doing their best though, and started a new series of tests. I am excited that I’ve been able to start eating again. I’m going to try to put some weight back on. I’ve lost 6 pounds since this started 22 days ago.

I want to thank everyone for their kind words and support. Reading your comments brought tears to my eyes. (Not joking.)

I’ll post another update in one week on Tuesday, October 16th.

Big Hugs,
Tieback
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First Live Stream Today!!! by Tieback
March 13th, 2018, 10:23 am
First Live Stream starts today in about 3 hours from 12pm - 3pm SMT!

This special event is a Patreon invite only. So, if you aren't yet a Patreon there is still time to join in!
To become a patreon visit: https://www.patreon.com/Tieback

I hope to see you there!
"Meow...."

Oh, and Artemis says she hopes to see you there too!
"Meow meow-meow."

I mean Artemis hopes you like her hair? Wait, what?
"Meeow-ow mow mow."

Ok, I just realized I can't speak cat. See you there!
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Live Stream by Tieback
March 6th, 2018, 1:28 pm
Hello Lovelies,

I have great news! I now have all the wires and do-dads properly set up to host an illustrating live stream! And for the first stream, I’m holding a special Patreon invite only event next week! So, if you’re not yet a Patreon, there is still time to join in. To check out The Archer and the Squirrel’s Patreon Page click HERE. On Patreon, there is a survey to pick the exact date and time of the stream. That pole closes Sunday night, 3/11/18, so cast your votes now!





In other news, I’ve been working with my editor on the comic’s plot. Since I first started this comic, almost two years ago, the story has developed and grown considerably. Seriously, the current version looks nothing like the original, and I promise that’s a good thing XD. As of now, I have chapter four and five ironed out. It also became necessary to create World Maps and a World History for the comic, and that has been completed as well. I am so excited with the new direction that the story is taking, I can’t wait to share it with all of you! As always, thank you for the love and support!

The next update will be Tuesday, March 20th.

Hugs,
Tieback
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Camcorder by Tieback
February 6th, 2018, 2:03 pm
Hello Lovelies,

I recently bought a Canon VIXIA HF R800 camcorder! I’ll be using this baby in the future to make speed painting videos and live streams. Some of this content will be made public, and some will only be for Patreons. I will make a test video soon to test out the camcorder and editing software.

https://www.patreon.com/Tieback



Hugs,
Tieback
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