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Cesario
A writer-illustrator pair of two people who feel they work well together. We like making comics, reading comics, playing things like Shadow of the Colossus, watching things like Monster, Game of Thrones and Fate/Zero, and roleplaying whenever we can.
Cesario
January 9th, 2018
Hi everyone! This is kind of a long post, and an important one, please read it if you can. (slightly edited from the version posted on Patreon a week ago)

I'm sorry I had an unannounced vacation from updating over the entire December. I haven't usually done this (kept Christmas breaks or had long unannounced breaks) and I've tried to keep on communicating about changes, but I failed this time.

I visited friends in Turku over New Year and got pretty inspired by Petra's new comic pages for mainly two reasons; 1. They were drawn in pencil and shaded with ink and these days I really love ink and traditional workflows 2. She had a buffer and I remembered all the great things you can do with a buffer.
Firstly, this has led me to the conclusion that I might really want to try working on Feral Gentry with ink. To be honest, even if I ended up making more animations it would not hinder my process much. I already need to do a lot of cut-out things and paintovers. The only thing it kind of makes harder is making strong colour hotspots and painted backgrounds, but that's never been the biggest thing in the comic and I can continue doing subtle colour spots.

Secondly, I need a buffer. Working without one is unenjoyable and awful. To do this, I need to actually really take time off, because buffers take time.

Thirdly: I need to reconstruct my Patreon to better reflect the things I am able to do and the things patrons will get for being the amazing supporters they are and have been. I have had a gnawing feeling for a long time, longer than a year, that I am lagging behind on everything, and it has only gotten worse and keeping up with Patreon things has gotten more and more difficult during this year. Arguably 2017 has also been the most emotionally draining and challenging year I've experienced, what with new love, heartbreak, learning about myself and other people and about just how difficult communication can be and how even your current best is not always good enough, finding new approaches to love and relationships, trying to keep myself from completely spiralling into depression, having a first close relative die, having to deal with completely new and unexpected money issues and having all this lead to an absolute priority and value change in how I see my worth because it cannot be tied to the quality or frequency of my artwork anymore now that that has been completely busted by other life things.

So what I think will happen after this chapter ends is (in about six more pages): I will put Feral Gentry updates and my Patreon on a pause of six months. After this I will start updating the comic again and reactivate my Patreon, and at that time I will probably change the format in some significant way involving the tiers, the type of support (monthly vs. per Thing) and possibly even the focus area. Feral Gentry is such a massive thing for me to do and yet I seem unable to produce much content beyond the comic itself right now. I will let all of the internet know when the time for the restart comes! There might be early bird goals and rewards for patrons. :)

I'm thinking the new Patreon might be about... things not Feral Gentry. This comic will stay free to read as it has always been. I might keep the early updates on Patreon as I have to date, but I'm thinking I might use it more like a tool to make content other than Feral Gentry, because currently I have no excuse to be working on anything else, because this is the one thing that I have declared people can easily support me in. I'd still like to be able to work on both the comic and side projects without shame and it seems I need to change something big for that to happen. Side projects like roleplaying stuff! Ink portraits! Short horror comics! Life comics! Feral Gentry character background comics!

Okay. I think that's everything. Thank you for reading, I am so proud of you. I am also so happy to be right here right now with you, having survived 2017. I will try to make this next one count.

-Anayte
Cesario
January 3rd, 2018
Hey everyone! Wow. I'm sorry I had a long and unannounced break, the end of the year really sucked all the remaining juices out of me and I had a proper Christmas vacation with no updates for once. Please enjoy this page though! The good news is I have a few pages ready so I know the whole January will have updates. The other good news is the chapter is almost over! There are also other kinds of news brewing of which our patrons know already and you will know soon as well.
Have a good Wednesday!
Cesario
November 29th, 2017
Yes, I think Tuomi is having some thoughts about perhaps getting that office job back as soon as possible.

Hey everyone! We, that is to say, I, have had more than a few bumps on the way trying to make pages on time recently. I'm sorry to have had to skip update days. I am trying my best to get into a new kind of working schedule amongst all my scarily multiplying hobbies and the teaching job that sucks energy more than it should. Ganbarimasu!

Thank you for all your comments, especially this autumn! I can't say how much we appreciate them and we definitely read them all and think "damn that's such a good comment one of us should really answer that" and then we're so busy and tired that often we forget. They are still great though. We love you so much.
Cesario
November 15th, 2017
A page! Here! Wow. Tuomi is handling the situation with the appropriate gravitas and diplomacy. Good going, Tuomi, is it wise to stay silent when told to.
Cesario
November 1st, 2017
@ered: The Briar gate is a popular tea spot for all ages! Because of the briars!
I am lying. 8(
Cesario
November 1st, 2017
Hey loves! Here's a page wherein Tuomi finally gets it and can now take steps to fix his life! Wooo!
Cesario
October 11th, 2017
Tuomi's present would be great if there was a little less past involved.

Short hiatus announcement!! I know right, not again??? Anyway. We are going on a trip to Japan and while I'm taking my travelworthy tools with me I cannot promise I will finish anything on time, so please expect the next update on Nov 1st earliest! Thank you for your endless patience, you continue to be the greatest readers. <3
Cesario
October 4th, 2017
I really enjoyed drawing that angle in the last panel. Should do more fun stuff like this more often! <3
Cesario
September 27th, 2017
I have really enjoyed drawing every single page in this scene, but it's getting better!!
Cesario
September 20th, 2017
@ered: I absolutely agree. This is, like, ideal!
Cesario
September 20th, 2017
Dude! No need to panic, I am sure everything is going to go splendidly. just keep your head down and grovel.
Cesario
September 15th, 2017
@Guest: Yes, she's speaking to Tuomi.
Cesario
September 13th, 2017
Tuomi gets to bathe in the glorious light of the Regent again that is like unto the sun itself! How cool!
Cesario
September 9th, 2017
@Chris: Your feelings of numbness and existential dread are noted and understandable. Breathe. Have a cup of something warm. Maybe reread the comic? It only takes half an hour or so. :)
Cesario
September 6th, 2017
Oh... oh Tuomi. Time to get thanks for all the hard work you've been doing!
Cesario
August 30th, 2017
@Lankhmar: This is such a heartwarming comment! Thank you for saying this, the panel repeat was something I really hoped would work visually. You completely made my day. ;___;;;; Hope you have a great one as well. <3
Cesario
August 30th, 2017
What a lovely surprise for Tuomi!! Yaaay!
Hi! I really really really don't want to skip this week, so I won't! But I'm busier than I'd like and looking towards next week with a sort of dread. Please be patient with us while I try desperately to rebuild my buffer.
Cesario
August 23rd, 2017
Good morning! Tuomi's got some words to say and he's gonna say them watch out we got a bad boy in town
Cesario
August 16th, 2017
Tuomi is again amongst friends! Yay!
Cesario
August 9th, 2017
Hey everyone! Sorry I'm a little late, I had a late night. BUT I GOT THE PAGE UP ON TIME AND THAT IS IMPORTANT. Tuomi is doing really well in his investigations!

ALSO: Thank you so much for the recent comments, we haven't had the usual energy so a lot of them have gone unanswered, but it's been an absolute delight reading them and they have often made the day better by a 100%. Thank you.

ALSO ALSO: I will be at Worldcon in Messukeskus, Helsinki this Friday and Saturday! Probably doing gold paint commissions! Come see me of you can find me at the creator's alley!