Comic creator. Painter. Kaiju enthusiast. Nudist. Pan. He/him. 

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Hey folks! Lots going on, so I'll try to be quick.

First and foremost: I'M ON PATREON NOW! I just launched it on Monday, with 4 reward tiers available, all affordable. My first public post on there laying out some plans I have in mind (including serialization of the Faerie Ishee minicomic) can be read here. Please consider signing up for it, or spread the word! I think it'll be fun.

I've been thinking about making one since...probably 2016 or 2017, and even had it on my list of goals for last year. I kept getting cold feet because I couldn't think of what kind of rewards to offer and also figured nobody would support it. That's still fully possible, but at this point I was tired of being paralyzed with worry. Whatever happens, happens.

(There is also still my Ko-Fi page if you just wanna throw a few bucks my way, which is also much appreciated)

That and Slimepunk things are really all I've been working on lately. Issue 3 ended earlier this month, and I've been on a break from posting in order to try to build up a decent lead once more. Issue 4 will start next month! The cover goes up next week! Excitement!

I'm a little bummed that the comic workshop I was going to teach at the William King Museum a couple weeks back got canceled, but not enough people signed up for it. We're going to try again in September, I think. I had made three little example minicomics for it, which I've since made copies of and will be trying to sell at upcoming shows and things. The prep work and notes I made were super useful for figuring out how to talk about comics and my process, so it still feels like it was a good use of my time.

I haven't really felt like doing much other than comic work lately, but I feel that's about to change soon. I haven't painted lately and I'm getting the itch to return to that, plus I'm wanting to play around more with different media when Defining Bodies meets up. We got together Sunday and I tried pastels for the first time since college. The results...aren't too great.

(oh yeah, one of the reward tiers for my Patreon lets you see EVERYTHING I draw at our get-togethers, the good and the bad, along with a lot of rambling about figure drawing, so if that's something you're interested in, go sign up for the Figure Drawing Fan tier!)

If nothing else, I need to play with other things in order to keep burnout at bay. Buying new vinyl kaiju toys on eBay has certainly helped:

Those were done entirely in Clip Studio Paint, as I need to practice more with digital drawing. I'm getting better at it, I think. The Hedorah in particular will be released as a new print at an upcoming show!

I think that's where everything stands for right now. I've been able to keep a good flow going, chipping away at things every day, but I just know that won't last. It never does. I've been knocked off my feet by so many things this year, and I know it'll happen again. The important thing is getting back up and back at it more quickly than I have been. I've got a checklist now, a routine of sorts, things to do and motions to go through every day no matter what happens, and sticking to it has helped immensely.

We'll see if I can hold my form. You hold yours, alright? Take care.

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