Behold! Scenic Mars! Well, Phobos, actually. Well, Phobos Station, which is this big platform attached to the moon so that- Look. Let’s not get so technical, huh? We just got here.

Chapter 7 is going to start very soon. Completely by accident, it’s going to be the longest chapter we’ve done thus far. When the last strip of Chapter 7 runs, we’ll be at the end of what Shadlyn and I have been referring to internally as “book 1.” I’ve been thinking a lot lately about whether or not to collect Vagabond Starlight, how to do it, and what I would do with it if we did. Should “book 1” become Book 1? I don’t know the answer to that.

Not that any of that matters anytime soon. Chapter 7 is going to run well into 2016. And the only “for sure” thing that’s happening between here and there is “hey, let’s make book 2 a lot more cohesive when we plot out the next seven chapters.” But its been on my mind a lot lately. So now it’s on this page. Maybe I’ll have more to say about that next year.

Maybe I’ll also have a joke to put here next time, too. That would be nice.