The day has come where I can announce that I will be transitioning into drawing and coloring the full pages for "Death at Sea". It's been slow to start, but I thank you for your patience if you're still with me. To prepare you for the continued wait I'll put the work into perspective: There are about 70 pages to draw and color for this chapter, and with no real time constraint I will be slowing myself down a bit when working on them to make sure they come out looking as good as possible. I may be able to manage completing one page a day, but commissions and other work will get in the way of that challenge.
On top of starting the actual pages I will be writing and story-boarding Chapter 2 (And any further chapters should I finish that) to keep the pace up and make sure the down time between chapters is as short as possible. I will confirm right now that I have every chapter for Book 2 planned out in full, so I'm not winging this story as I go along, nor will I suddenly drop this after like 3-4 chapters.
I still will not make a promise as to the date of release, but from what I said above you can estimate about the minimum time it should take. I will release updates when I am 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% done with the pages, and then make an announcement the day before I upload all the pages. I suggest changing your subscription feed to the blog instead of the main comic page so you get all the updates and don't end up with 70 notifications when all the pages are uploaded individually.
As always, thank you for reading, and thank you for your patience!