Snail Dust is dead, at least for the conceivable future. As much as I had some interesting things planned for later down the line -- and boy, do I ever -- the day-to-day work of creating sd just isn't fun right now. Given that I get little out of it except fun, you can perhaps see why I've made this decision.
I may at some point bring the strip back, in some form or fashion. I honestly don't know. If anything new develops, you'll likely see it in my LiveJournal first. But I don't recommend that anyone holds their breath.
I am involved in a new webcomic project -- Four Panels, which is either a webcomic that's about movie reviews, or a movie review site composed solely of webcomics, depending on your viewpoint. It is written by my good friend and roommate John Sears, and drawn by yours truly. You have no idea how many dozens of times the lack of an idea stopped me from being able to put up a comic on time, or a comic that I was happy with. Now I don't have to do the hard thinking stuff, so I can concentrate on improving my chicken scratches!
The Snail Dust site and its archives aren't going away any time soon. I'm just closing the eyes on this corpse, is all.