To the fans of Super Siblings I say “Thank you!” for reading and supporting my little comic. Super Siblings is a labor of love and a treasured creative outlet for me. In 2016 Super Siblings will enter it’s eighth year and on September 25th, 2015 (my birthday) I will run the 500th comic strip of the series on Super Siblings has spawned two graphic novels and half a dozen comic book editions and I have even more planned for the future. Super Siblings is not going anywhere, but… (you knew there was a but coming) it is going on hiatus. A vacation if you will. After the 500th strip on September 25th, 2015 Super Siblings will go on semester break until January 1st, 2016. Do you see what I did there? I’m a college professor too and well, I’m going to take a break from Super Siblings so I can focus on Fall semester 2015.

But wait there’s more…

Something else significant happens before the end of this year and I have to be involved! I’ve heard the call and it’s time for Patrick’s art to “Awaken” in support of Star Wars VII, the Force Awakens. Star Wars is promoting a new amateur art contest artawakens which I intend to be a part of. I am going to complete as many Star Wars VII digital paintings as I can until the premiere of the movie. Who knows, maybe I’ll even be selected for the contest. No matter what happens I want to make Star Wars art and now I have an excuse. Each week I will post and display my progress and you’re welcome to join me (cue Darth Vader breathing) and we can rule the galaxy!

My weekly “I Speak Nerd” newsletter will feature a re-run Super Siblings comic and links to my latest Star Wars digital paintings. I will post preliminary sketches, photoshop digital painting demos, videos and more. It’s going to be a blast (pun intended). There will be other ways to support my progress so stay tuned. Let’s do this, the force is with us

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