The artwork is still my cartoony chibi style, but there are more backgrounds and more refinements to the pages going on. Sound Waves, the characters are floating in the open ocean a lot. Not here. This is more in line with Head Above Water. Simplified minimalism, sure, but still a lot more focus on the elements of the scenery around the characters.
So, here's the decision. Project X still goes forward, working on it in fits and starts when I can. Stress Puppy will continue, it only takes me about an hour to an hour and a half to do each strip. Sound Waves is getting back burnered for a little bit.
Fans of the swim buddies, relax. The Christmas special is still a go, that's far enough in the future I know I can do that. But the regular series will have to wait until the final decision about Quantum Redshift is made. The series will easily start again by the start of 2011. But if Quantum Redshift gets picked up, that means I have an editor paying attention and my reputation is on the line. QR will be the squeaky wheel getting the grease.
I'll keep you posted what shakes out.