Life’s been rather chaotic lately… but I have been completing those commissions! The last one was finished up this past weekend, and this one, for the amazingly supportive Rubje (seriously, man, thanks for everything) is already in his hands. Again, sorry for not getting this up here sooner, but I’m doing it now. It’s time. It’s definitely time.

I love this character. He gave me a little bit of personality run-down for him and a bit of backstory and he’s going to be so enjoyable to work into the story. I can’t wait to map out those cameo appearances.

Here’s his part two. I stuck to my guns and made two for everybody:

 

I’ll get the next two up here shortly. I just want to not bombard you guys with posts at the moment.

Apologies for falling off the face of the earth there for a while. Things got a bit hairy at my 9-5 job again over the last month or so. There was a bit of a spate of spontaneously high turnover and next thing you know we’re all under enormous pressure and picking up slack we can’t carry and all coming home exhausted. It’s actually still not great there and it’s not looking like letting up for a while yet, so I’ll try my best to keep from showing my tired, but by way of explanation… that’s what I’ve got. I’m working on finding better footing, but in the meanwhile things have been tough.

I just wanted you guys to know.  I also couldn’t help but notice that I outright lost a couple of patrons, both from the $5 tier. Not downgrades to lower tiers, but outright losses. And honestly, that’s fair. If you came for the more ambitious goodies like world-building and stories then things have been pretty disappointing around here,  and I can agree with that. It disappoints me, too. I just want you all to know that I’m always trying to get back to where I was – capable of doing more – but nothing’s been predictable, all I can do is try my best to stay ahead of the curve, and I haven’t been super successful at it. I keep on gaining headway only to lose it again just as quickly. I’m doing better, though. Building a buffer of comics helped a little and it means fewer hiatuses, but I’m still running into the problem that I only really have energy during the week to make those comics and none of the extras and it’s the extras that I really want to make.

Working on it, working on it. I’m terribly, honestly so sorry that the whole process has been so slow.  And I thank those who are sticking with me.

It’ll get better. I’m pretty young – turning 33 in a couple of weeks, and I’m still pouring what I have – as little a reservoir as that is currently – into art and into finding better ways to make it. Things will change. Things will get better. There is no way that this will all stay the same forever.

So again, to those who are still here, I thank you. To those who no longer are, I’m 100% sorry if I disappointed you, and I understand, and I wish you well.

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“Going with the “thats kids for ya” thing. A child being naughty. For instance, stealing the mask from the Kantreska or painting it blue or something like that.” – Rubje
Derec’s generally a sweetheart, but we’ve all been absolute turd burglers once in a while. There’s a whole heckin’ lot of trees by Tieke city and you just know some of them bear fruit.
And sometimes that fruit gets a little… overripe.
Bombs away!
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