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CCXXXVI: Deetle-Doooo
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CCXXXVI: Deetle-Doooo

Posted by on August 8, 2018
Production Code: UTC236

Believe it or not, the first drafts of this story dropped Keris and Jen into a plot hole until the end of the story to focus completely on the fight. We weren’t going to see them throughout this entire climax. Eventually I realized that absolutely shouldn’t happen, and when devising the substance of this scene, I realized it was a golden opportunity to give her something to do that only she could do to assist the outcome of the fight.

I think I drew Jen too large here. I couldn’t see the proportions clearly through all the CUTENESS.

UTC’s 11th Anniversary

Posted by on August 7, 2018

Hey there, faithful fans!

UTC’s 11th anniversary was yesterday. Can you believe it? 235 colored pages in 11 years.

There’s good cause to celebrate, though. For the first time in a very long while, I turned around a new page in just one week! It felt like the least I could do for this old comic, and all of you. Come back here tomorrow at 1:00 pm U.S. Eastern time for the next update.

June Update

Posted by on May 27, 2018

Edit 6/11:
The true release date is June 13, this Wednesday. The page will be viewable on Patreon for Early Access backers tomorrow. Another comic DID update on time today, and that is the final page of Zebra Girl, a very long-running webcomic by my friend Joe England, and one of the inspirations for UTC. If you haven’t discovered this series yet, you should really check it out. Congrats, Joe!

Original post:
It’s been a while, as usual. I want to give you an update so you’re not continuing to wonder when the next page is coming. The date for Page 234 is tentatively June 11. I have a long trip coming up, and despite wanting to finish it before leaving, it came down to a few panels being left unfinished. If anything changes, I’ll be sure to amend this update. Take care, everyone, and thank you!

March Update

Posted by on April 15, 2018

Hi, I wanted to give a quick update and say thank you to everyone for your wonderfully encouraging comments on the latest page. My commentary questioning why I’m still trying to produce UTC was half in jest, but there is some truth behind the joke and many of you responded as such.

When I started UTC I hoped a person or two out there would enjoy it. After 10 years, it’s incredible to have so many fans and to get positive support in a time when the comic and I are stagnating. Thank you for responding. I read everything you post even if I don’t answer directly.

Today I’m making some great progress on the next update, but things are getting trickier and trickier for our plucky cartoonist. Can he draw coherent action scenes while also demonstrating good characterization and thematic content? We’ll find out together.

Holiday Post

Posted by on December 23, 2017

Popping in for just a second to wish all of you a wonderful holiday season, wherever you are, and whatever you celebrate. The last update of 2017 is coming tomorrow. See you in the new year!

Page 229 Still Coming This Weekend

Posted by on December 9, 2017

I won’t sugar-coat it, the page has been delayed. It was an entirely avoidable problem that I take full responsibility for. I’m stressed and tired and I need to go to sleep and I didn’t prepare for Patreon to implode right as I was rebuilding my creative model. I should have had the page ready to go earlier in the week, because of course something was going to knock me back off my feet at the last minute.

I’m finishing the page up Saturday and will get it online as soon as possible. A full explanation of the state of UTC and the Patreon campaign will come in a few days. (If you haven’t already heard about the Patreon controversy, here is one of many articles that can shed light on this still-developing internet earthquake.)