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The Archer and the Squirrel

The Archer and the Squirrel

by Tieback
The Archer and the Squirrel tells the story of Lark, a young woman in the pursuit of a better life. When the Colludian King offers a handsome reward for an unusual bounty, Lark jumps at the opportunity. However, things aren't always what they seem in the Draiocht Woods. What started out as a simple hunting trip, turns into something much more… dangerous. Now, Lark must learn how to navigate a new type of hunting ground, one full of secrets and magic.

*This comic updates the first and third Tuesday of every month, but....

*The comic's main site ( www.archerandthesquirrelcomic.com ) will always be one page AHEAD on uploads compared to SJ.

*Also, if you become a Patreon ( www.patreon.com/Tieback ) you get to see the next page FIVE day's before it's publicly posted on the comic's main site!!!
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Pages
77
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On Hiatus
Last Update
1 Month Ago
Fans
484
Readers
58

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The Archer and the Squirrel

The Archer and the Squirrel tells the story of Lark, a young woman in the pursuit of a better life. When the Colludian King offers a handsome reward for an unusual bounty, Lark jumps at the opportunity. However, things aren't always what they seem in the Draiocht Woods. What started out as a simple hunting trip, turns into something much more… dangerous. Now, Lark must learn how to navigate a new type of hunting ground, one full of secrets and magic.

*This comic updates the first and third Tuesday of every month, but....

*The comic's main site ( www.archerandthesquirrelcomic.com ) will always be one page AHEAD on uploads compared to SJ.

*Also, if you become a Patreon ( www.patreon.com/Tieback ) you get to see the next page FIVE day's before it's publicly posted on the comic's main site!!!

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Recent Comments

As i said before (or at least i think i did) we'll wait patiently, you have all my suport. I mean, we're human and everything
eekee
October 16th, 2018
Ohhh goodness! I did wonder how you found the time to paint such lovely scenes, and I could only guess at how much extra you put in for the patrons. And all of those things you regret not having enough time for are things I think are important too, even the time to do random little projects for fun. I think you've made the best decision here, Tieback. I wish you all the best for the future. :)
Tieback
October 15th, 2018
@claudeb: Thank you :)
Tieback
October 15th, 2018
@Imola: Thank you!
claudeb
October 15th, 2018
Hear, hear. You get well, and come back when you can. We'll manage.
Imola
October 15th, 2018
I wish you all the luck you need, get that security of home and a job, and first of all, get your health back!

All you wrote about are life decisions of great importance, I don't think there will be a single reader out there who won't understand. :)

Hugs!
Tieback
October 14th, 2018
Hello Lovelies,

First off, they finally know what’s wrong! I tested positive for Mono. I tested negative for Mono twice before, but third times the charm. Since Mono is caused by a virus, there is no medical treatment. You just get better, when you get better. And thankfully, I am feeling better.

And now, time for a heart to heart…

While sick, I’ve had time to think deeply. And there are some things I regret. For instance, I regret not spending more time with my friends and family. I regret resorting to quick unhealthy foods, as opposed to taking the time to cook healthy meals. And I regret not having the time to do random art projects, just for the joy of it. This led me to seriously evaluate how I use my time.

Between making pages, doing story boards, producing additional content for Patreons, and working on completing the story’s plot on the side, I spend about 30 hours a week on the comic. My full time job requires 40 hours a week, and I spend another 5-10 hours studying. The time I spend at work and studying is not negotiable, so that leaves the time I spend on the comic.

I brainstormed some ways I could spend less time on comic. One idea was abandonment, which I don’t want to do. Another idea was updating less frequently, which I also don’t want to do. I also could convert the webcomic into a written story, which I have mixed feelings about. On the other side, maybe after some big life stressors get ironed out, the comic’s time requirements might not be problematic anymore.

I’ve run over these possibilities multiple times, and I can’t decide right now. I need more time to think. But even more so, I really need to focus on my test coming up in February. If I don’t pass it, I lose my current position at work. And right after my test, I’ll be trying to get my first home. So, for my health, sanity, job security, and future living situation, I decided that I need to place this comic on a hiatus. Once I pass my test and get a home, I’ll be in the position to decide what to do.

I want to be frank, there’s a chance this comic may end. I don’t like that idea, but that would be the worst case scenario. I also may jump back in, fully charged, with weekly updates. I just don’t know at this time. I have been on such an emotional roller coster. During the first 20 days of being sick, I had 12 blood tests, 2 X-rays, a CT scan, and trip to the ER. And after all of that, they still didn’t know what was wrong. It was incredibly scary…

I’m not sure the exact date this hiatus will end, it depends when I get a home. The latest should May 2019, because that’s when my lease ends. I know that’s a long time away, and I am sorry. But I need to give myself a break as a get better. And I need to fully focus on securing my job, and getting a permanent home. I hope you can understand. Thank you for reading this post.

Sincerely,
Tieback
Pyrouge
October 13th, 2018
Get well soon! I really hope you feel better soon, illness really sucks and I hope things go okay for you.
fck, you have all my suport
Mmhmhhm yeah forget my doubts, i ship it.
eekee
October 3rd, 2018
Hugs, Tieback!!! Aww, I do you hope you can get better soon~
Captain Ghost
October 2nd, 2018
Hope you get well soon!! Health first, comics later!
Ehhwa
October 2nd, 2018
Get well soon!
VadanDrumist
October 2nd, 2018
Oh shoot. Talk about bad timing. “Get well soon!”, and all those stock phrases.
mrjacob77
October 2nd, 2018
Fevers are the worst!
Here's to a swift and smooth recovery!
ShadowQuean
October 2nd, 2018
Thats awful!! Don't worry about the comic - it's more important to take care of yourself!! I hope that you feel better
Tieback
October 2nd, 2018
Hello Lovelies,

I have contracted an unknown illness, and am on day 13 of a fever. This illness robbed me of five vacation days I set aside to work on the comic.

At this time, I’m not sure what exact date I can start uploading again. I’m currently getting some special tests done and will be meeting with an infectious disease specialist. If you want to read page 75, the only page I have left, you can view it on my main site. I will also be posting updates on my progress on my website.

http://www.archerandthesquirrelcomic.com/comic/page-75/

Hugs,
Tieback

****Updated 10/08/18****

Hello Lovelies,

I wanted to give an update. The doctors have run a bunch of tests, and they still don’t know why I’m sick with fever. They’re doing their best though, and started a new series of tests. I am excited that I’ve been able to start eating again. I’m going to try to put some weight back on. I’ve lost 6 pounds since this started 22 days ago.

I want to thank everyone for their kind words and support. Reading your comments brought tears to my eyes. (Not joking.)

I’ll post another update in one week on Tuesday, October 16th.

Big Hugs,
Tieback
Cryptidd
September 30th, 2018
@Tieback: bruh, you are insane, but a saint for drawing all of these by hand.
Smack_talking_jellyfish
September 30th, 2018
She's so cute! I really like how you draw water too!!!
woolysox123
September 23rd, 2018
That rock took thousands of years to reach the shore, and she just threw it back.