First, I want to apologize for my recent mostly-absence.
The last month has been terribly busy. In addition to working extra hours at my job, I have had to deal with a car break-in, a visit to the emergency vet clinic, the replacing many of my identity documents, and an upcoming international move (which has itself involved a lot of special complications that I don't care to elucidate). To be honest, most of my very limited free time has been spent enjoying the company of my real life friends, as I will be moving away from them in another month and a half. Or just zoning out for a while, because juggling so many moving pieces has worn me out and left me in a bit of a bummer mood.
I will probably continue to be a little scarce around DeviantArt for a while, which will be followed by a complete hiatus from the internet in general from late January-early February until... well, an unknown date, but hopefully early April. It will be dependent on when my partner and I get situated in our new place.
Once that happens, though, I will be able to return to working on comics and personal artwork! I may even open commissions briefly, to earn a little money while I job search. We'll see how things turn out. I will keep you guys updated.
In the meantime, please feel free to contact me via email if you have anything important to discuss. It's RattusCrypticus (AT) gmail (DOT) com. If we don't communicate regularly through email, please note in the subject line that you are from DeviantArt, so I don't delete your email.
Take care, guys, and thanks for bearing with me!