A ‘see you later’

I should have posted this hear many months ago.

We notified our Discord community of things back in September, but I never posted anything publicly because, well, I kind of hoped we might have had some good news to tag onto it at this point. But 2020 was a year that was not conducive to productivity and 2021 seems to be following a similar vein. Staying silent on the matter isn’t fair to anyone however, so here it is. I’m sorry all.

Hi everyone.

Just want to stick a note in here because I-we-I have been putting this off for a very long time, but I can’t put it off forever and I need to be honest with all of you. I’ve been finding it very difficult recently to want to continue writing BANG&BURN.

The comic has had a lot of stumbling blocks for over a year now- with various personal situations outside of mine and Liam’s control. But with the surge of the BLM movement around the globe, and how it has shone a very stark light on the corrupt and complicit activities of our law enforcement agencies, I’ve been struggling with writing a positive LGBT+ and inclusive story with a police officer protagonist.
I’ve been trying to rework the script into something that Liam and I can be happier with, but even so… I don’t think the time for this story is now. I’m not even sure when it might be- or even if it will ever be. All I know is that trying to continue our comic in the current social climate, feels tone-deaf and disingenuous to the people and movements we both very much support.
So what does that mean for now? I’m not sure honestly. The world is still topsy-turvey enough that I don’t think we’ll be in a position to make any real decisions on what we want to do for another while. But we do have another story idea that has been taking a lot more of my attention lately. So even if B&B remains on hold, we are slowly preparing to move onto something new- and we hope you’ll stick around for that too <3
We love you all. Thank you for always being here for us.
Caroline & Liam :heart: