We return to Sherbourg in Chapter 9 Page 3, where we find Jassart receiving a lot of visitors as he recovers in the hospital. To see a bit more of this charming scene, please vote for Snow by Night at Top Web Comics.
August is quickly approaching and that is the month of cons. Diane and I will be attending Otakon on Aug. 8-10. You can find us at Table M-03, right across the aisle from Ianua and next to Spinnerette. We’ll have some new top secret prints, but also a new booth set up. Diane and I have reimagined our table as a colonial trading post complete with chests, baskets, blankets, and crates. I’m really pleased with how well it came together. We couldn’t have done it without some supplies from the Smithsonian Museum of the Native American Indian and some gift baskets from the Red Lake Nation (their wild blueberry syrup is incredible).
GenCon follows on the heels of Otakon on Aug. 14-17. Busy month!
Our first almanac entry since returning from hiatus is snowshoes! These wonderful creations allow the wearer to walk across snow without sinking by distributing the weight. Snowshoes were an invention of the Native American tribes in the real world, so that fact continues into Corthis as well.
We’ve found a couple issues with the transfer to the new site. The biggest is the RSS feed. It’s still borked. Steph and Diane can’t find the issue that’s causing it to malfunction. We’ll continue working on it.
Blaise flees Sherbourg in Chapter 9 Page 2. The journey to Ville Marcelet is filled with disappointment and despair. To see a glimpse of the next page, please vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comics.
Next month will be a busy one for us. We have two — yes two! — conventions. And they’re big ones too. The first is Otakon on August 8-10, where we will have a brand new secret set of prints (Shhhh! They’re secret). Diane will be attending the convention with me. Julie will be oh so far way sitting across the aisle and well within paper airplane range.
The next convention is GenCon on August 14-17. We’ll be in the Author’s Avenue. Diane is running off to be an NPC in the True Dungeon (She’s truant! Truant, I tell you!) so I’ll be joined by Québécois friend Éloïse. She may or may not be the inspiration for Mathilde. Either way, she’s threatening to come cosplaying as our favorite chanteuse, and you certainly don’t want to miss that.
The following week, I’m going to collapse and catch up on sleep.
*EDIT* Diane wants me to mention that the RSS feed got “Borked” in the site upgrade. We’re working to de-Bork it (unBork it?), but the Borking is being highly resistant to our anti-Borking technologies. Hopefully, the RSS feed will be fully Borkfree soon. I’ll let you know.
It’s a new page, new chapter, new volume, and a new webpage!
Hello everyone. Welcome back to Snow by Night. I’m sorry for the extended hiatus. However, I had a really good reason. I discuss it here. I greatly appreciate all the kind words everyone had to say. Amy and I are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support. Thank you all so much.
We begin again with page 1 of Chapter 9 with our new artist Julie Wright. You may know her as the colorist for the Harvey Award winning comic The Dreamer (and it’s nominated for another Harvey award this year). She is also the writer and artist for Ianua. Natalie Baaklini remains our colorist and is doing a spectacular job of it.
You may have noticed the new look to the website. This is thanks to the hard work of Steph Stober. She was the colorist of the Chapter 8 vignette Birds of a Feather and the creator of the webcomic Final Arcanum. I’m really happy with the look and feel of the new site. Hopefully, it will be a better reading experience for everyone.
Hello everyone. It’s Eric. I have some news regarding my family and Snow by Night.
On January 15, my wife and I met Elise Rose — our second daughter. She was born with a congenital heart defect. The valves of her heart were not formed right, leaving her with effectively a two-chambered heart instead of four.
Elise spent the first two months of her life in the neonatal ICU. When she stabilized in March, she came home with us for a brief eight weeks. Her broken heart kept her from doing much more than eating and sleeping. But she was a sweet thing who loved cuddles. She looked up at you with big eyes and made adorable cooing noises.
Elise had her heart surgery on June 9. The doctors reattached the valves of her heart so that it would pump properly. She came through the operation well. Over the next week, she came off all the wires, tubes, and supports. After ten days, the doctors sent her home a second time. She was on the mend and growing stronger and louder with every day. She held a rattle for the first time. I was proud of my little Rosebud who had made it through so much.
On this past Tuesday, Elise took a turn for the worse. She had been fussy all day, but when her breathing started to become labored in the evening, we took her to the hospital. There, her condition quickly worsened. Within hours, her blood oxygen plummeted and her pulse failed. Every doctor in the ER must have been in that small room, working frantically to save our little girl, but around 10:30 they were unable to resuscitate her, and she slipped away.
My wife and I took turns holding her body until it went cold. Then, in the small hours of the night, we said good-bye to our Elise Rose.
I’m going to need some time. There is much to be done over the next couple of weeks. Family and friends are coming into town. A funeral has to be planned and a burial site chosen. Also, I need time to grieve the loss of my favorite flower. To give me time to do all this, I’m extending Snow by Night’s hiatus for three more weeks until July 21. My apologies for the delay, but I hope you will understand.
We close with the last of our hiatus updates — Jacqueline’s headshots by Julie. The extended hiatus graphic above is part of the cover for Chapter 9.
Hello! It’s Diane again, here to bring you the next sneak peek at hiatus redesigns. Tonight we have Naty’s colors for Jacqueline. On Friday we’ll showcase Julie’s headshots, followed by our return to the comic starting Monday!