A Wheel Story

A buddhist-fantasy webcomic

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Living through a historical event isn't that great, actually (comic update)

by lilacbombs
So. Covid-19 huh.

Just as a preface, yes, this comic is still active and I hope to update it soon. As you probably already know, we're officially in a pandemic and Americans (as well as most of the world I think) are being advised to stay at home, away from people. I have had to move out of my dorm and transition entirely to online classes. While I think this gives me a good opportunity to work on my comic more, it also means completely changing my once-understood schedule into something else. It's all just a little jarring. I know I could probably have focused my (now extended) spring break into something more productive, but– this whole situation has just left me un-motivated and on edge. Online classes will begin soon and I need to get back on track in terms of my grades.

Thank you for following thus far. tldr; the page will get here when it gets here. Stay safe, I love you all– and wash your hands.

Late page again

by lilacbombs
Hi guys, sorry but page 4 will be a little late. I know I foreshadowed this on the last entry, but it's just been a really long week and I wanted some time to work on stuff. Namely the new banner/profile icon, which I've had in my WIP folder for forevverrrrr. Don't worry though! I'm not working over christmas break, as I'm preparing my portfolio. I should have plenty of time to work on pages and get ahead!

Plans for next week and beyond (no page 14, sorry!)

by lilacbombs
Hi everyone! I hope you're having a good summer so far.
It's going not-so-great for me. Mostly because there are a lot of things to take into consideration when it comes to this comic and other projects related to my art career. This next week, my family needs to start getting ready to sell our house, one I've lived in since I was a kid. It's going to be a long and strenous process that I don't think will enable me to get this page to you until next week.
After that, it's not set in stone, but I may have to take a brief hiatus from wheel story. I know what you're thinking– hiatus usually spell "death" for webcomics. It can show that an author is overwhelmed and may not be able to devote as much time as they could before to their comic. However, this is only so I can work on a great opportunity for me as an artist.
There's something called the "bonfire" anthology that would allow me to not only to get money for my comics, but to have my work published in a zine. Wheel story is still deeply important me, and I hope to continue it as soon as I can get it done. (It's going to suck if I don't get accepted into the zine, but I have some confidence in myself. Plus I think I will sell it on gumroad if it doesn't make it in.)

There's also the subject of me working. I'm unsure if I want to go back to working even part-time while making a wheel story. It's been a long dream of mine to go back to making two pages a week- but even if I work 3 days a week, that doesn't seem possible. If could start getting patrons on my patreon that'd be a different story, but... we'll have to see.

Thank you for patience. Page 13 of "A Wheel Story" will be out this Sunday, and page 14 will be out after next week!

Page 12 delays. (Sorry!)

by lilacbombs
It's finals time everyone... You know what that means.
I honestly should have seen this coming, but it just is how it is... page 12 probably won't be out until next week. I'm sorry, but I've just had a lot going on when it comes to final projects in such. I hate getting behind like this, but life happens, and it's better to get something done right as opposed to done quickly. The good news is during times where I was unable to draw, I got some good revisions in on chapter 4! I'm so excited for chapter 3 to be over and where the story is headed!

I hope you'll join me for it.

Pages 9, 10 and 11

by lilacbombs
Hey everyone! I'm not dead (yet), I just had a little trouble getting page 9 done this week :( thing's have been busy in my department. It works in my favor though, because I've made the decision to just upload 9, 10 and 11 all at once because they involve a lot of action.
Waiting for the punch in webcomics is par-for-the-course, but I feel like it might flow a little better to have the three pages available at once.
Sorry for the wait. I promise these next few pages are looking great- and are some of the best I've had yet! If all goes fine, I'll post either 9 & 10 next friday or 9 10 and 11 the friday after that.

Thank you for your patience! See you soon!

You know how I said "See you friday?" I lied.

by lilacbombs
Hi everyone... Sorry, but again I overestimated how long these pages take. (;_;) I have a lot of stuff I have to do before going back to school, so... expect it on Saturday or Sunday. I hope you all are having a good spring break.

Also- on an unrelated note, my heart goes out to all the victims of the New Zealand Christchurch shooting, and to the Muslim community as a whole during this time.
I never made this comic to speak on behalf of Buddhism- I'm not a practicing Buddhist. I still want to point out however, that every person should have their freedom to worship their religion in safety and in happiness. Considering certain fundamentalist Buddhist' role in things like the Rohingya muslim crisis, I feel it needs to be said. The fight against white supremacy is ongoing, and I think it's everyone's duty as a family of humans to fight against it.
If that's a controversial and/or radical statement for you, maybe you shouldn't be reading this webcomic. I'm not saying this because of politics- I'm saying it because of people. And people deserve to be happy and well.

There are a lot of money-raising campaigns for the victims and their families- here is an official one by the NZIIC. Consider donating if you can.

Late page 6... sorry. :/

by lilacbombs
Hi everyone! I hope all the university students have a fun (and safe) spring break! Sorry to say that I don't think this page will even get out this week. I'm going to have to roll it over to next week wednesday... Don't worry, though! page 7 should still come out that following friday!!

Midterms have just been a lot... I have to do a good deal of extra work for my scholarship program and just don't have the same time as I used too. NTM I've just needed some time to decompress, where I don't have to draw anything.

If you wanna see some of the other stuff I've been drawing in my spare time, follow my art blog at lilacbombsart.tumblr.com! I've got a lot of pre-development sketches and other shenanigans for my characters, and fanart too. (I've recently been getting into mp100)
I know it sounds rude or un-productive to draw other stuff besides my comic in my spare time, but I've realized that only dedicating my time to this comic and not giving myself time to work on other drawings is counter-intuitive to my growth... and that's not to say that I don't love making this comic! It's just one of my rough artist goals for 2019 to put out at least one fully-colored, fully drawn art piece once a month.

Anyways, enough excuses. I hope to see you all Wednesday! Thank you for your ongoing support and patience!

Late page again! (sorry '-')

by lilacbombs
Hi guys! Sorry, but the page is going to be late again this week. It probably won't be out until Sunday. I've had a math exam this week, and my family is coming to visit this weekend. I hope to get it out later- if not, I'll keep you posted!
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