Forever Young -The Pretenders

I got to say, when I started this web comic nearly five years ago I really didn’t think I’d get this far. Much less have an audience beyond my small circle of friends reading it. Thank you all for coming back twice a week to continually catch up on this cast of familiar oddities. I look forward to doing the next five hundred strips. A lot has changed over these years. Both in the improvement of artwork and the depth of the stories. It’s a lot of hard work sometimes, writing, drawing, coloring, posting, promoting and more, but in the end, It’s still worth it.

I also felt it was time to update the banner as well. I’m quite proud of the artwork I did on each of the characters. (a small movie of the artwork progression can be found on the Bohemian Nights Facebook page, if you’re interested). I think I better stop adding new characters for a while, though. I barely have time to fully dive into each of their story lines as much as I would like to.

So what’s in store for our cast in the near future?

Over the next 50 comics I’ll be focusing on the Emrys storyline and will finally answer the burning question…will he lose his virginity. I’ll also be focusing on Mark as he tries to resolve some of his life long problems and comes face to face with his fate. These two storylines will take center stage over the next 50 comics. They have been dragging along for too long and need to come to a resolution I’ve planned for them some hundred strips ago. So if it seems like I’m neglecting the other characters (other than occasional appearances), just know they are still around. I haven’t forgotten about them. I just feel the need to focus on these two storylines before they drag on any further. Believe me, it will be worth the wait! Mark told it true: everything is about to change.

Now for a little reality.

I am swamped at work! My health has not been the best either. And I’m falling behind on everything. I have a small medical procedure scheduled for next week as well. So with the 500th comic completed, I think this might be a good time to take a week off (Maybe a little more…we’ll see). Just to recover my health and my sanity. I should have the patreon comic up by this weekend though. Then a small break. But I will be back. I’m not going anywhere. I enjoy this comic way too much to stop now.

To my fans, both the silent readers and the ones that continually leave comments, thank you. You make this all worth while.

Thank you to those who continually vote on the comic at TopWebComics (the button to the right). Your diligence helps this comic be seen by more new people the higher the rank it gets.

Thank you to my Patreons. Your donations help keep this comic alive. I’m not kidding. I am on a shoestring budget and without your contributions, I would be hard pressed to find the means to keep this website running.

I guess that’s it for now. I’ll be back in a week or so.