It's become a tired cliché to say we're living in strange times but I suppose it's a more polite way of admitting how bad this year is. We're all experiencing the worst of times to varying degrees, and there's no end in sight. The human spirit isn't crushed very easily though and we'll hopefully find a way through it one day at a time, but it's going to take a long time!
The world of publishing is starting to make changes. Both Infinity and Starburst magazines are on hiatus until June, and Panini UK have decided to skip several weeks and delay their regular Marvel and DC reprint comics until May. (Doctor Who Magazine is still on schedule though.)
Publishers are boasting that subscriptions are up... but in truth some are having delays getting the publications out, either due to being short staffed or hold ups in the postal service. Putting magazines on hold seems a better option in some cases, but kudos to some publishers for standing by their freelancers and continuing to give them work. (Thanks Panini UK!)
As I said in my previous posts, I've put Combat Colin on hiatus at the moment but hope to publish issue 5 later this year. In the meantime, Barmy Comix, a 32 page PDF, is a temporary alternative. (More info here if you missed it.)
I have a few orders of back issues of Combat Colin to send out, but with some post offices closed or only opening limited hours, and with the health risk of actually standing in line, it's not practical for me to continue promoting my print comics for now. So I'd ask you not to order any more comics from me for the time being.
I'm sorry this is such a pessimistic post. I'll try to find something to lighten the mood next time I post hopefully. Take care everyone.