Quite a few of you have been asking for an update on my situation.

At the end of June, I was forced to move out of the apartment Bob and I shared in Philadelphia. I had been given no choice to the matter, as Bob had already promised a friend of his that he could move into the apartment’s 2nd bedroom (and had made this promise weeks before telling me we needed to break up.) Thankfully, my father had spare space on the 3rd floor of his house in New Jersey, so I was able to move in there.

Right now I’m in limbo. I have a place to live, but it’s definitely a temporary situation. I’ve no real art stores anywhere nearby; the nearest Dick Blick to me is the one back in Philadelphia. Eventually I’m going to have to move out. Right now, I don’t know where I would go; I’m not sure I can afford to move back to philadelphia as I cannot afford to live alone on the freelance/comic income as I had it before. My good friend stephanie, who had moved up from Atlanta in the spring to be near Bob & I and who had been temporarily living with us since then, is moving out of our old place and into another temporary spot, and is at the moment 50/50 on even staying in Philadelphia; if she stays, I have a roommate. If not, I have to make the choice if I want to move to Atlanta or not. I’d consider moving across the country if I can find an ideal job opportunity (I’ve put in a portfolio for Pixar already, pray for me), but it’d be a huge investment and right now I’m afraid to take that big a leap for a job I’m not 100% happy and excited for. Bob even hinted right before I moved out that he would like to see about doing some introspection and fixing our issues for possible reconnection in the future, but being I’ve only gotten one e-mail from him that basically amounted to “sorry I haven’t written, I’ve been busy, have patience”, I’m not very optimistic for any progress there. But even if some miracle DOES happen and fix out relationship, I wouldn’t be moving back in with him (baring marriage, as impossible as that prospect is right now) so that’s the farthest from a realistic option as there could possibly be.

So right now, the next few months are going to be critical in me figuring out what’s going to happen. I will return, I SWEAR, but when and how and what I’ll be doing I’m still trying to figure out. I don’t want to leave you guys hanging for too long, because the outpouring of support and well-wishes has been amazing and I can NOT possibly tell you how much everything you’ve been sending means to me. I want to reassure you that I am NOT going to disappear. I may shift gears with the work I produce, but I do want to get back into making comics and bringing you laughs and entertainment. I just need a little bit more time still to settle in and figure things out.

So again, thank you all for your support. The last 4 years have been incredible, and hopefully I can come up with something for the next 4 that’ll be 10 times better. :)

-Lis