Posted October 22, 2021 at 12:01 am

(Continued from yesterday's commentary)

So, with the ongoing ordeal of Empowered vol. 12 (and future projects after it), I'll never achieve the production rate seen during this volume's finale, because I just can't scratch out the weeks and months of uninterrupted worktime necessary for such feats of artistic labor—nor, in truth, do I really want to crank my work hours to such heights any more. I am, howeva, hoping to squeeze a greater degree of creative efficiency outta what work hours I can manage to eke out. (More on this issue later, maybe.)

If possible, as this volume wraps up its closing pages, I'll try to delve into why Empowered vol. 8's epic second half became such an all-consuming obsession for 2013 Me, as well as the somewhat bitter—or bittersweet, at least—lesson that the task taught me about creating comics.

Next week on the webcomic serialization, our story concludes—but brace yourself for one last spasm of fairly ruthless tearjerkery, folks!

Today’s Patreon update: In an attempt to scratch out more worktime to complete the long-gestating Empowered vol. 12, I've switched over to a Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday Patreon posting schedule that won't feature the fixed content format I previously used. So, who knows what today's post might feature? Could be Life Drawing or Distressed Damsels content (both of which are featured at least three times per month), or something in the Work Stages, Vintage Con Sketches or Design departments, or possibly something entirely new. Golly!

-Adam Warren

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