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The past two weeks have been ridiculous. I've worked a ton, driven/ridden for over 30 hours, visited 15+ assorted family members, gone to a state fair, cleaned a fish for the first time, babysat a 2-yr-old and a 4-yr-old (at the same time! easier said than done), worked out at the YMCA several times, seen my girlfriend only once, drove a giant tractor, cleaned my grandparents' house, visited friends of the family who live over 500 miles away, gone fishing twice, and visited a water park with my family. I've been sore, sunburnt, angry, depressed, happy, frustrated, and any other emotion you can possibly imagine. I'm sleep deprived and hungry. I've dealt with family issues, and I chopped down a tree. Oh, and I saw an RV on fire on the interstate. Got interviewed by a news station in Lexington since it happened right in front of my car.

Basically, life is crazy and I'm sick of the crap. My family is so far beyond screwed up in a lot of ways, and I've had to deal with it a lot lately. I'm not saying this for any kind of sympathy or whatever, just need to vent a bit.

I try to keep my journal entries kid-friendly, but honestly, it's impossible to describe the shit I've been going through without using a few 4-letter words here and there. Basically, most of the past two weeks has been hell.

So yeah, no new UPWORLDER pages lately. Sorry, I have bigger fish to fry.

It's funny how my "vacation days" that I take off from work are more stressful and generally shitty than when I'm working. Honestly, when I go back to work tomorrow, it will be like a vacation from being off.

I'm rambling again. I don't think this post has any particular point.
So I've come to a difficult decision: I'm going to change the schedule for UPWORLDER. There's just no way I can make two pages a week with the workload I've had lately, and I don't want to try to rush myself to put up crap that hasn't been done right.

Here's the story: I created a webcomic, and was super excited about it. So excited, in fact, that I started posting it and making claims to run a tight schedule before I was ready. Then life hit me like a ton of bricks, as it has a way of doing, and I'm stuck trying to rush a new page or two every week, after getting home every night at ten from 9 or 10 hour work days. It's fun writing and drawing the pages, but it's not always the first thing on my mind when I get home late after working all day.

So here's the new schedule: whenever I freakin' feel like it.

Just kidding (kind of).

I'll TRY (keyword: TRY) to get a new page up once a week. That should give me lots of time to go at my own pace, but unfortunately "SHOULD" doesn't always mean "WILL." If I don't have time to do it, then sorry, no comic that week.

It's a tough decision for me because I love writing and drawing this and I know there are already a few people out there who are reading every new page I post. But between making a living and eating and sleeping, writing and drawing has to take a back seat.

There's another reason for this: I want extra time to try to get ahead of myself. Drawing a new page every couple of days is hard, and sometimes I get to the night before I'm supposed to post it and don't have it finished. Wouldn't it be nice to already have the comics finished two weeks ahead of time? That way, I can draw the comics for two weeks later while this week's is already done. Also, if I happen to miss a day, I have a couple pages as backup. Not a foolproof plan, mind you, but a plan nonetheless.

So that's what I'm doing. I'll try to finish the next page by Monday, but I can't promise anything since I'm working  all day tomorrow and I go to church and hang with family on Sunday, but I'll certainly try.

If anyone needs me, I'll be in my shame corner wishing I could write comics for a living.

--Michael
Unfortunately, there's just no way I can finish the next page tonight. I've had a long and stressful week and I'm dozing off as I try to draw, so even if I forced myself to stay awake, the art would be terrible. So I've decided to postpone the next page for a day. Hopefully I can get it finished tomorrow night, so I'll post it Saturday if all goes well.

I'm sorry I won't make the deadline, but I think my health is marginally more important than a comic schedule. I'll make it up by trying to do 3 posts next week.

Keep reading and check back here for more pages soon.

--Michael
It's 5 AM and I have no idea why I'm still awake. So here's a short journal entry about life and stuff.

I've been able to keep my schedule for my comic so far, posted a new page last Friday and yesterday. If you're following my comic, go check them out. If you're not following my comic, WHY THE $%^& NOT??? 

So far I've got 7 complete pages uploaded, and I'm working on making more. This just doesn't ever stop being fun. 

Been working a ton lately. It seems to be the usual for me these days, which is fine by me since it means I'm making money but it also means I don't have much time to do what I want. Pretty much all my time is spent either working or writing my comic, and on rare occasions having lunch with my girlfriend. 

Mountain Dew is awesome. So is Dr. Pepper.

I'm bored and can't sleep... Blah. Words. Stuff. This, that and the other thing.

Oh, and pizza also needs to be on the list of awesome things.

--Michael

P.S. - I did a complete overhaul on my website the other day. Now it looks all professional and stuff. I added a page about characters that have been introduced so far which will be updated as the story progresses, and I also made a few minor tweaks like adding a comic archive, setting up a twitter account for my comic so people can be notified when I post new pages, stuff like that. So go check it out over at upworldercomic.wordpress.com and let me know what you think! 

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Michael Price
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CHECK OUT MY BRAND NEW WEBCOMIC!!! upworldercomic.wordpress.com/

Yo! My name is Michael and I like to think I'm pretty awesome.

Here's a bit about me: I'm 21 years old. I work as a professional portrait photographer, which can be either a great job or an awful one depending on the day (since I get paid on commission). In what little spare time I have, I really love hanging out with my gorgeous girlfriend/soon-to-be-fiancee/later-to-be-wife. I also love making art using whatever medium I have on hand. I prefer pen and ink drawing or digital media, but I dabble in just about everything. I'm a writer first and foremost, and I love writing fiction: anything from sci-fi, fantasy, romance, action, westerns, you name it. One of my favorite hobbies is reading comic books, and I've always had a dream of writing my own. Recently I've taken steps toward making that dream a reality, as I've started my own webcomic called UPWORLDER. It's a fantasy/action story about... well, you'll just have to read it to see what it's about! Check it out here on my deviantArt or on my brand spanking new website!
I also love music. I've sung and played guitar and bass in bands at school and church, and I've also written some music myself. One of these days, I'm going to become a rockstar, just you wait!

Me at a glance:

Mediums: Photography, Digital Media (Photoshop CS3, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro), Pen and Ink, and whatever else I can get my hands on
Styles: Cartoons, Manga, Abstract, Surreal, photos, whatever

Favorite colors: Black, red, green
What I’m listening to: "Enter Sandman" by Metallica
What I’m looking at: Cute N' Crazy by ZoranPhoto
What I’m watching: "Supernatural" season 9
What I’m reading: Death Note (manga)
What I'm playing: Clash of Clans

Where to find me:
Twitter: maawolfe36
NoiseTrade: noisetrade.com/michaelpriceban…
WordPress: mpricebooks.wordpress.com/

Where to find my comic:
Twitter: @upworlder
WordPress: upworldercomic.wordpress.com/
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The past two weeks have been ridiculous. I've worked a ton, driven/ridden for over 30 hours, visited 15+ assorted family members, gone to a state fair, cleaned a fish for the first time, babysat a 2-yr-old and a 4-yr-old (at the same time! easier said than done), worked out at the YMCA several times, seen my girlfriend only once, drove a giant tractor, cleaned my grandparents' house, visited friends of the family who live over 500 miles away, gone fishing twice, and visited a water park with my family. I've been sore, sunburnt, angry, depressed, happy, frustrated, and any other emotion you can possibly imagine. I'm sleep deprived and hungry. I've dealt with family issues, and I chopped down a tree. Oh, and I saw an RV on fire on the interstate. Got interviewed by a news station in Lexington since it happened right in front of my car.

Basically, life is crazy and I'm sick of the crap. My family is so far beyond screwed up in a lot of ways, and I've had to deal with it a lot lately. I'm not saying this for any kind of sympathy or whatever, just need to vent a bit.

I try to keep my journal entries kid-friendly, but honestly, it's impossible to describe the shit I've been going through without using a few 4-letter words here and there. Basically, most of the past two weeks has been hell.

So yeah, no new UPWORLDER pages lately. Sorry, I have bigger fish to fry.

It's funny how my "vacation days" that I take off from work are more stressful and generally shitty than when I'm working. Honestly, when I go back to work tomorrow, it will be like a vacation from being off.

I'm rambling again. I don't think this post has any particular point.

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Thanks for the fav! it means a lot ^^
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any time! :)
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thanks for fav ;]
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No problem mate, great work!
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This is my new favorite "thank you" message that I've ever gotten. Seriously that's awesome xD
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lol I like it. 
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