The end of June is upon us! After tomorrow’s update (Thursday, June 22), we will be taking a one-week break from the comic, as previously mentioned last month! Updates will resume as normal on the 3rd of July.
Will the blog be silent? Of course not! You are free to send your reactions, speculations, and any other message to the blog. Do keep in mind that responses may be slow while we get some well-deserved rest.
WE DID IT! After 3.5 months and 33 non-stop pages our first chapter is finally complete. Will Frisk make it back home, or will Chara succeed in taking their soul? And what the heck is Asriel doing there?
Now that chapter one is nicely buttoned up, we are taking a short breather to get ahead on pages and sort out some blog business. However, we aren’t going dark! To accommodate our prep time while keeping the blog active, Caretaker-AU will undergo a temporary schedule change.
Ah! Wow! Woah! Here’s the next month:
Next week (Feb 20-26): One week of quiet. No major updates!
The following 3 weeks (Feb 27 - Mar 17): Weekly updates on Mondays. That’s one page per week for the 3-page Interlude.
After that we will resume the usual 2 pages per week schedule.
Why the schedule change?
Quite a few reasons actually! While the blog will be quieter, us mods will still be frantically working behind the scenes to prep the next section. We’ll be using this month to…
Get ahead! Despite tons of unforeseen obstacles, we’ve managed to never miss an update day… barely. These interruptions ate up our backlog and lately we’ve been working up until the last second every week. In order to spare ourselves, we’ll be using this time to work ahead so we don’t suffer deadline fatigue.
Fix the blog! We have a new theme in the works that should be easier to navigate and hopefully work around the mobile app issues.
Open commissions! We’ll draw what you want for the right price! Since we will be working around the main comic schedule, commission slots will be limited to just a few a month. Keep an eye out for the announcement!
Secret stuff! We’ve got some other blog stuff we need to finish up, but you’ll find out about that later… it’s a surprise!
Finally sleep? Nah, probably not.
And of course, we will continue to answer asks and post fanwork as usual! :D
“Interlude?” What’s that?
In our grand plan, we are using the space between main chapters to share mini-chapters we are calling “Interludes.” These short one-shots will provide insight and backstory related to Caretaker, and are a part of the overarching story.
Will you do this every time?
According to our script, Chapter 01 is the longest chapter in the story. Because of this, we may not need to change the schedule at every chapter break. It will all depend on our workload! Interlude segments will always be between main chapter breaks.
tl;dr: Interlude starts on February 27 Chapter 02 starts on March 20
As visitors of the streams may know, Eruto’s laptop has been rapidly deteriorating and is now to the point where it will overheat and shut off after just a few minutes! No laptop means she can’t work on Caretaker, and without her, there is no Caretaker comic!
But there is good news! Thanks to your extremely generous coffee contributions Eruto is already in the process of building a suped up desktop that will be 1000x better than the toaster she calls a laptop! She’s just waiting on one last piece of hardware to be delivered and once it’s here we will be back in business and better than ever before. This piece will be arriving sometime at the end of the week.
Until then, we reluctantly must accept the facts:
Thursday’s page will be delayed until this weekend.
Rest assured that as long as nothing else goes wrong, Monday’s page will still come out on time. Thanks for bearing with us!