You probably didn't expect this at all, but I have a rather strange announcement to make about my present and future comics. You know how I had that logic where that flowchart of things that had to be done went Crack Putty ending > saving up for a new PC to build > making PC and putting better illustration software on it > Starting on Minecraft Fans because Lives of Mining was to be taken up more carefully by a better artist than my present-day self
Well, it looks like I planned it out all wrong, and defied my own reason. Minecraft Fans is no longer what I dump lesser artwork on so that the next Minecraft comic will be better. Lives of Mining is more likely to fill that role now.
I spent so long working on Minecraft Fans' story and its characters, world, and nuances, that it totally became the superior and more-precious series of the two. Put simply, Minecraft Fans is no longer next up. Lives of Mining is because it's not actually as good. I don't know how, but somehow I went over and over details trying to make sure that Minecraft Fans was perfect shiz, and didn't let it occur to me that it might not be the comic that shouldn't have the technology of my future applied to it.
Lives of Mining is way less fragile and can take hits from my clumsy 2015-2019 hands of art, and somehow it didn't occur to me just how much more I like MF than I like LoM. You know what else that means, knowing that LoM artwork just isn't as important as the pedestal I put it on...? Oh dear, I think you know. Buying new software for a new machine is not important for Comic Series #3 anymore. I could start Lives of Mining next week if I wanted to. I don't even know if Adobe Animate is better than Flash 8 anyway, I probably misplaced my eggs there too.
So, here's the link to Lives of Mining
. I'm going to start drawing full comics in Flash again very soon, even though Lordbox is MIA, and they will be about Minecraft. This comes at the expense of Cobbledump, but... fuck Cobbledump, Cobbledump came at comics' expense too. Revenge.
Subscribe to both, and you'll see new stuff when you see new stuff. Cobbledump will slow down for sure, but it won't stop or cancel in any way. More details will be there in a proper Cobbledump announcement too.
For now... look forward to one of the most creative and hard-logic-systemmed comics there has been about Minecraft so far. Lives of Mining doesn't just let itself get away with things that Minecraft player avatars are incapable of doing for no pretold reason. The nature of LoM's universe is very much regulated and explained by lore.
It's not as hard to do that as it will be to keep Minecraft Fans' AU timeline in check.