Quote Originally Posted by deuterio12 View Post

At this point I think it's pretty clear he simply has no idea where to go from the complete mess at the end of book 4. He tried to procrastinate with all that fancy epilogue/prologue stuff but after half a year even that's running dry.
He told his cabal (toolbox/financial feeders) behind the scenes that he has private, super secret stuff keeping him from doing the comic. I'm guessing it's something to do with his wife and ongoing health issues.

It's not surprising at all - he hasn't disclosed numbers, but he did ask for those rain or shine pledges, and they're probably enough to tide him over in the meanwhile.