I have some good news, and then some bad news, and then some good news!
The first good news: The Man just accepted a job offer in Washington state, and we are moving back to Washington in a few weeks! Many of you know this has been a big goal of ours. We hoped to move back to Washington before the kids were in school, and I am so happy we have this opportunity. It’s a position at a company the Man absolutely loves, and we’re ecstatic. I am so proud of him!
The bad news: If you’ve been reading for a while, you already know what is coming. Yes, I have to take a break for a few months. I’m so sorry. The dinner party mystery should be wrapping up late next week, and then I will begin the break because we’re leaving in two weeks, and that is a lot of packing and unpacking and settling and settling the kids and the cats and ourselves.
The great news: I had to take a break this autumn anyway; this is incredible timing. My editor and I are getting ready to hammer out all of the BCN strips we’re going to use to pitch the comic to newspapers. The plan is to have the comic ready to launch into newspapers this winter/early spring.
After we settle into Washington in a couple of months, I may be able to share some sketches and some inked rough draft strips and other behind the scenes sneak peeks during the newspaper-pitch-process!
I’m going to be unreachable for a little while, as I throw myself into packing and preparing and settling the kids and the cats after the move. I’ll do my best to share some photos and updates when I can. In the meantime, all of the archives of ‘Breaking Cat News’ will still be on the original site and GoComics!
I hope you understand, and there will be so much cat news in the future. Online and in the papers too, with a lot of hard work and some good luck too!
For now, I have to post this, and literally start taping up boxes and filling them with EVERYTHING I CAN GRAB. Lupin is excited, Elvis is annoyed, and in the time I took to write this Baby began sneaking Pucky some of her lunch. With any luck the boys will all be climbing box piles shortly!