Aaand we’re back. Thank you for reading today’s page, whether it’s on the release day or in many years from now, it’s so appreciated! We’ve been gone for quite a while this time, and I think now is as good a time as ever to address it.

I’ve been working with Jesse on a project for his workplace, a unique opportunity to illustrate and develop a pre-bereavement book for children. The project ‘Remember with Patches‘ took a considerable amount of effort and went through a long screening process to get to the final print, but I couldn’t be happier with the results. Working for a charity and assisting (even a small way) a child cope with grief was a privilege that I did not want to take lightly, so while working on refining Patches and the ancillary content for that project, I just had no time for Seasick (which takes up almost all of my time when I am updating it).

But now the project is out in the open (though can only be properly accessed through a referral process). You can read the storybook I illustrated for it online here. It is set to be sponsored by a UK business (can’t say which) and will be developed for schools as an education program. I hope the lessons I’ve learned while working on the project carry over into Seasick, just like Seasick helped so much in the making of Patches!

So we’re on chapter two of Seasick, and after five years, I think I’m in a place where I can really push forward with this comic and engage in my biggest passion. I hope sticking around is worth the wait. For me it always has been, and I can’t wait to show you what we’ve got in store for Seasick’s future. As always, thanks for reading! – Marie Arroyo