You have no idea how weird it feels to be starting a new chapter of this comic. For YEARS I'd start and stop chapter 1 and never get anything done. I finally feel comfortable with where the first 6 or so chapters are going so that has made working on this comic MUCH easier.
I always intended for these chapters be like 20-30 pages long but HAAAAAA this is another long one. Chapter 2 will probably take a year and a half to finish, BUT I am going to be done my degree in December so this might mean more time to work on the comic and more updates to speed things up (we'll see if I can finish drawing it this fall, too).