Thank you for your questions, and your kind words about “Ross Boston!” I did take down the original “Ross Boston” comic, for a few reasons:
1) Because “Lotus for Help” is a full reboot, using many elements and characters from “Ross Boston” but in different ways, I didn’t want both entities to exist at the same time. I felt it would confuse people, especially those who had read “Ross Boston” before but weren’t paying close enough attention to see that “Lotus For Help” is a different beast (which is fine, as I don’t necessarily expect anyone to pay super close attention to everything I do). Disassociating the two was a challenge at first, but no longer seems to be a problem. :)
2) I was displeased with what “Ross Boston” ultimately became and represented to me, namely a time in my life that was driven by some very negative thoughts, actions, and feelings. And as far as I’m concerned now, it looks and feels like old work. The best-looking pages were created for Episode 2, but Ep 2 will forever be unfinished.
3) I was paying $12 a month on a website for a project I was no longer updating and felt largely negative feelings toward. Seemed like a silly expense to keep around. (For what it’s worth, though, I still own both domain names that were associated with that comic.)
All that said, I do want to offer the first episode of “Ross Boston” for sale on my Gumroad account, eventually. I wouldn’t charge much for it at all, since as I said, it’s old work. I may even include some concept art for it as an extra thank you to those purchasing it. The handful of pages that were created for Episode 2 will probably forever remain on my hard drive, never to be seen again. It’s a little sad to think about, but oh well.