I'm eagerly awaiting the conclusion of this book and the beginning of the next phase/chapter. It sounds as though it should update at a pretty regular pace, and I would surmise that some pages are already finished. But getting there...this slow crawl is killing me. Is it possible to rush these last few pages of Book 2 art-wise and then go back after the fact and update them? I would take rough sketches, or stick figures, or even blank panels with speech bubbles.
I understand that it is important that Book 2 be finished by Xin for the sake of continuity, and I agree wholeheartedly. Of the three artists, she's been my favorite so far (sorry David), and I wish her all the best. But on the other hand, I can't wait to get back to reading my favorite webcomic. So is there some way that we can rush ahead to where David can begin doing updates, and Xin can update her rushed pages while David continues the saga?
Also, what about IPTSF? That would at least keep me sated, and that doesn't even need art to be appreciated.