I've been thinking about this for a while, and I think it's best that I take a short hiatus. By "short", I mean until sometime in June.
The thing is, it's my senior year.
I'm graduating on May 23rd, and that leaves me with less than a month until I have to leave this school forever. Call me strange, but I actually like my school. I want to make the most of the time I have left, so... I'm taking the rest of the school year off.
For some reason, I mostly draw this comic during art class, which I have four days a week and is about 50 minutes long. Usually I'll start a new comic on Friday, work on it until Wednesday, and then usually the work will extend into a little bit of yearbook club (which I have Wednesday), and finish it up at home. To be honest, Three Little Monkeys is a pretty big project and is going to be pretty long; I think I may have jumped the gun when I made it my very first comic. I want to use the few remaining art classes to work on my art in general, and if I'm not working on a self-imposed deadline, I can experiment more with my tablet and hopefully become faster (and neater!).
I hope you guys understand! I have to be honest, though: I'm not sure when this will come back. For whatever reason, I just don't draw at home. I always just draw at school. :/ However, I'll force myself to at least finish the first chapter over the summer since there are only about five pages left. I also want to try to build a buffer before I come back. At worst, I'll finish the first chapter and turn the rest of Three Little Monkeys into a novel. I've been seriously considering writing a novel version anyway (with a few differences from the comic, such as more characters and a different culprit). It's a very important story to me.
Thanks for following this story so far, everyone! Three Little Monkeys is the first comic I've made with an actual plot and thus very important to me, so I appreciate everyone who reads this, even if no one comments. I know some people just don't comment on comics, so thanks for your support! ^_^
I saw the hiatus and thought 'ah that's webcomic speak for I'm never coming back', then I saw you were due back... almost 18 months ago.
Yeah. Never use hiatus. Just tell people you're gone and not updating any more.
To be fair, at the time I honestly thought it would be a temporary hiatus. Instead, it became permanent. I realized that TLM was just too big for me to do as a comic. Instead I plan to write it as a novel since I have MUCH more experience with writing stories than comics, though I have a bigger novel project which currently takes precedence.
I'm really sorry. I'll change it to say it's discontinued.