If you haven’t read the news post, do so.
For those wondering, the book is still progressing. In fact, I’m reaching a part of the story I’ve fantasized about for years.
So far, I’ve written an estimate of over one hundred thousand words. It’s hard to get an exact figure because I’ve broken it up into different documents to make it more memory-friendly and easier to reference past things. That’s a lot as novels go. Your average book is about seventy thousand. Naturally, this means Tricorne will be a multi-part series.
I’d like to finish the first draft of the first part of the story soon. As a reminder, you can find excerpts and thoughts on the writing process on this tumblr here: http://bropocalypse-writes.tumblr.com.
The breadth of the story of Tricorne has fast outpaced my ability to draw it.
As it stands, I estimate that completing the story would take maybe ten times longer than the amount already depicted in the comic. Considering it’s been going for two and a half years, it’s not feasible that I can continue indefinitely, especially since I have more ideas for stories.
Therefore, at the end of this arc, this comic will be discontinued. However, the story itself will continue in the form of a novel, still written by me.
Within the span of a week, I surpassed where we are in the comic through writing in the novel format, and that’s even with new content. Though I am famously bad at estimating the amount of time to accomplish something, I would say that you can expect Tricorne: The Book sometime in late 2015, if not sooner.
Thank you for supporting the comic, this site, and my efforts, and I hope you will continue to support me. This website will remain as-is for the foreseeable future, until it becomes convenient for it to host more information on it. In any case, the comic will stay put, and remain readily accessible for everyone, even if rewrites result in changes to minor details of the setting.
If it is of interest to you, I have prepared a tumblr on which I’ll provide my observations of the writing process and, when the mood strikes me, snippets I have completed.
It occurs to me that those who want to view the new lore without re-reading the entire comic every so often would like an exact listing of the locations of this crap. So, here’s the changes of significance that I’ve made so far:
I’ve recently begun adding notes below the odd comic here and there, including ones in the archives. These notes will comprise primarily of snark(one or two lines) or side-lore(one or two paragraphs). If something interesting happens in the comic but is unexplained below it, it’s probably something that will be revealed in the story later on. Otherwise I’ll add lore to it later on.
Edit: It’s worth noting that these will increase over time as I review past comics and think of new information to include.