Yeah it's pretty clear he doesn't want to run the comic anymore. I think the only reason he kept it going after it broke down into 1 update a week was because it was his job.
He probably burned out early because he fucked up hard and made The Dumb Decision by putting commission spots on Patreon. Tried to do 3x updates per week plus commissions? Dumb shit idea.
Once the dude started to crash he crashed hard