Well, the sound and the fury of competition are over at Zuda, and not just for us, as it looks like the website is changing its format permanently, and eschewing the rough-and-tumble of the monthly competition in favor of some other - and yet to be named - method of choosing new comics. Part of me will be sad to see the competitions go: although it was a nerve-racking and painful process at times, and March probably aged me a year, I think that I learned a lot from competing. However, I have faith in the Zuda staff, and am sure they are making the right decision. Having runt he website one way for two-and-a-half years now, such a drastic shift would surely not be taken lightly, and I am sure it has been in the works for some time.
Meanwhile, we're working hard on Night at the Western: I've scripted out new screens, taking into consideration a lot of the comments that we got during the March competition: for one thing, you're going to be seeing fewer long caption panels and less voice-over as Yours Truly learns better how to tell a story visually. NATW is going to be a roller coaster of a ride, with plenty of bumps and shocks along the way, and I'm bursting with ideas but please do be patient, and keep in mind that October 2009's winner just started updating, so the leaves could well change before you see new panels from us up at the site.
In the meantime, feel free to peruse a tongue-in-cheek side project: because while Night at the Western might not be a barrel of laughs, many things in life are.