Well, THAT was fun. I’m pretty certain that the “zombie flu” I had was this mycoplasma thing that seems to be making the rounds around here (passed on to me by my husband who was knocked out for almost 2 weeks by it). Otherwise known as “walking pneumonia,” I believe. Never had a fever for so many days before, and the coughing… OH the coughing. I’m STILL coughing. But, thankfully it’s much milder. Finally. I’m still not up to full strength, and run ouf of breath very easily. But I’m thankful to be functional again.

Before this house got hit by disease, I had a good flow going with my strip, finally. But I got completely thrown off again. It’s so frustrating. 2011 has been a hard year for “Imy.” It all started back in June when I strained my drawing arm, and it all went chaotic from there. Having to take time off to heal, and then getting back into it while not quite ready. Then trying to finish the book on time for NYCC, and side work. It was all too much. I ended up losing a lot of time on “Imy,” especially when it came to my fall vacations. Because of everything else I never got a chance to build up comics for my vacations. and I had to take even MORE time off. I filled in whenever I could. But I could never catch up with myself. And now I FINALLY got a grasp on things, but it slipped out of my hands again. It’s extremely frustrating, since “Imy” is the most important thing to me. But this year has really fought me about it.

So after a long discussion with my good friend (and adopted editor/manager/personal art director), Tom Racine (Tall Tale Radio, GeekPapas, Webcomic Know-It-All), and based on his suggestions, I’ve decided that I need to get a head start on “Imy” 2012. I just have not been able to catch up the way I need to this year. I keep losing my grasp. In order to get my head start, I am going to use the rest of 2011 to work on “Imy” and build a good buffer. This buffer is the only way I will be able to take charge of my schedule again. It’s what I was trying to do when I got sick. But then 2011 beat me again.

So, I’m not taking a break. No way. I am going to be working my ass off. You just won’t see any of it until the re-launch. Which will be Monday, January 9th, 2012.

I am working on a winter/xmas desktop/iphone/ipad wallpaper for you guys. Which will come in both Xmas and winter-only versions. And that will be available within the next few days.

Otherwise, “Imy” will be back on JANUARY 9TH. Repeat after me… JANUARY 9TH! JANUARY 9TH! JANUARY 9TH! There, now it’s tattooed onto your brain. 🙂

Enjoy the holidays and the new year!!!