So, as some of you may know, my printer is broken. There is SOMETHING wrong with my printhead. What exactly is wrong with it? Bugger if I know. What I was not expecting was the fact that the printer portion of it being broken would mean I can't even use the scanner. I will be able to use the work scanner tomorrow, but I'm not going to go in on my day off just to scan things (it's about a 45 minute drive one way) and there isn't anywhere nearby I can go to scan things without having to pay for it.
This means that uploading may get put off by ANOTHER day or two (I might as well just say it's coming out next Friday at this rate). And before someone starts saying "Why not just doodle up a sketch in photoshop?" I will admit that I absolutely SUCK at doing digital sketches. It is one of my weakest points in the drawing process. If it's just a little bit of an adjustment or something I can generally fake it, but trying to put together an entire piece? I can guarantee it will look like shit. And while I do plan on practicing it I really don't want to potentially make the comic look like absolute crap.
Also, the printer/scanner I use is so old it is no longer in production, and getting a new printhead is actually MORE expensive than buying a whole new printer (without the guarantee that it would even work). Unfortunately, I cannot afford a new printer/scanner at the moment, and honestly don't know when I'll be able to. And for most pictures I SHOULD be fine, some of the later pages that will include more graphic content might be a little hard to explain why I'm scanning at work.
So... aside from this weeks update there shouldn't be TOO many issues due to this in the short term. The long term, however, is questionable.
I don't know how long it's going to be before I can afford a new printer. This year has been extremely hard on my wallet due to moving out, my car just decided to cost me more than $500, and there is a very good chance I'm going to have to shovel out more for both school and car together. I can work extra hours, but there's only so much work for me to do/so many hours my boss will let me work. This makes me feel kinda sad, as the printer I'm looking at is only about $160 or so plus tax and shipping.
Sad thing is, shit like this is starting to feel like par for the course right now. Oh well... we move on regardless.