Sunday, December 30th 2012 - Hello dear readers, this is Isabel. First off, I would like to thank everyone who has stuck around with the series for the past just-shy-of-two years. There really hasn't been much posted here, but thank you for reading what was posted. Unfortunately this update won't be a fun one. I have decided that these series will be put on hiatus indefinitely.
So what exactly went wrong with these series? A lot of things... the original plan was going to be: start by setting the world up with comic-style pages; once that was done switch over to 4-panel updates, which would be a lot less work since they would have a lot less detail.
That's when the problems started to arise... at first I wasn't happy with the script and kept changing and rechanging things. Then I started to not like things that were already in published scripts. This could have been fixed afterwards, but they were major parts of the story line, changing them now would only confuse people (assuming they remembered what was going on in the story between the long updates). All this made my original goals with the comic more and more muddied.
That brings up to the other issue: the spotty updating schedule. Now if you read any of my other two comics (Namir Deiter and You Say it First), you'll see that even they were/are having some pretty big update hiccups. Those ranged in reason to some major computer issues to just plain (using the word rather loosely) artist depression.
Namir Deiter and You Say it First have always been the first priority for me when it comes to updates. If I had the time- and the creative energy- I would work on 100% Cat... which was a big problem considering it took me many, many hours to work on them. Sometimes one comic would take me an entire seven hour plus work day to do. Now something like this wouldn't be such a big issue if I had the energy and motivation to work on it, but I really didn't. Over the years I have become more and more discouraged and unconfident in my abilities to do comics. And 100% Cat wasn't helping with that.
So between lack of time and lack of motivation and creativity- the times when I did work on the comic, I found myself becoming more and more disenchanted with the characters and story. And if I don't care about them, how the hell am I supposed to make anyone feel otherwise about them??
Will I ever try working on 100% Cat? Well... they say never say never, but at this point of time, I would have to say no. If I do decide to ever start up comics again, I will have to wait till I feel I can put 100% of myself into it.... and it's better to start fresh and leave all the negativity in 2012.
I'm sorry to have to write this at all... it's really difficult for me to do this. I feel like I've let everyone down, you the readers, the characters and myself. I really should have thrown in the towel on this series a long time ago, and I'm sorry for that. Just know that was not a decision I made lightly.
Thank you to any of you who read this. I only heard from a handful of people about the series, but I appreciate the kind words that I did hear, and will take the criticisms with as much grace as I have (which is more or less the same as a 10-year-old's, but hey, it's a start) and keep it in mind for future endeavors.
If you enjoyed 100% Cat, why not check out Namir Deiter and You Say it First? At least one of those will still be around in 2013.