NEXT BACK OFFICE: Monday 23rd October 2017

Wait what? Who is not at home? Whose home?!

Yet again I’m very sorry about doing this, but you’re going to have to wait a good few weeks for the answer. This is both due to bad and good reasons.

The bad reasons: Summer was far more hectic than I reckoned it would be. Usually the summer months give me a chance to beef up the page buffers, but that didn’t happen this time. Thus the Back Office buffer is yet again exhausted. That is entirely my fault and I am sorry about that.


The good reason? Well…

Yet again this year I’m joining Nao Yazawa and the rest of the Coffee Party collective in creating the 6th manga of the series. In addition, this year I have the honor of actually co-writing the main story with Nao(!). I’ve been busy as hell since, resulting in me designing a whole load of stuff like this:

I bet you can guess this year’s theme πŸ˜€

The result of all this is that I’ll be out of action for Back Office and Bata Neart production for the next 4-6 weeks while I draw my half of the main story. After that, I’m back in full force. Thus please watch this space, and I promise to be back ASAP.

As always thank you so much for your unending patience.

As a thank you, I would like to introduce you to:

Unscheduled Hiatus Competition Time!!

Yes! Time for Back Office’s first ever reader competition. As compensation for screwing up update buffer, I would like to offer one lucky reader a copy of Coffey Party 06, (as well as any surplus copies I have of earlier Coffee Party mangas) as well as a copy of Back Office Vol.1

How to win? Well…you might have noticed that I placed little pop-culture easter eggs throughout the run of Back Office. There is one subtle easter egg in there which I thought people would notice, but haven’t so far. With that in mind, here’s the question that you need to answer:

“What late 90’s TV Sitcom title has been referenced in Back Office?”

The first reader to answer that is getting a couple of comics in the mail πŸ™‚