Hiatus Notice

Hiatus Notice

After a lot of reflection and soul searching, I have decided to put Vatican Assassins aside to pursue other projects.

This is not an easy decision to make, but I feel that this is the best course of action for me to do at this time. I love this story, and I love these characters, but this is not the right time for this story. I don’t know if people think it’s more religious than it is or if the world is just in that bad of a place or what, but this has always been a very hard story to sell to people.

I’m also the kind of person who wants to make and experience many things in life. Vatican Assassins has trudge along for over 5 years now and I’d like to see where I can go with everything I’ve learned. I hope that one day I can come back to the story and continue the adventure. This isn’t a goodbye as much as it is a “see you later”.

My immediate next project is an inktober story book called “Cute Spoops”, which will be a series of illustration about a teenage witch, a ghost, a skeleton, and a wolfman who hang out in a cemetery and aren’t very scary at all. After that, I will have a new short comic out about an alternate 1920s where magic along with booze has been outlawed by prohibition. I’ll make sure to keep you all updated on where I’m at.

If you want to keep track of all these projects and more, you can find me lurking around several places:

Tweets: @MelissaJMassey

Grams: @byzantinetifosi

My main website: melissajmassey.com

Or you can sign up for my email list to be up to date on everything.


I won’t be gone, I can promise you that! I hope you’ll follow me on the next art adventure.

All my love,


One Reply to “Hiatus Notice”

  1. I’m sad, of course, but I support you, my favorite niece, in your decision. Am I on the mailing list? I tried to sign up a while ago, but I don’t know if it took.
    I’m always,
    Your Uncle Delta.

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