As I announced yesterday over on Patreon, I’ve started chipping away at a new comic. It’s a 24 page day-in-the-life story set in the same universe as Bridgedflickered. I’m not sure yet if I will end up posting it publicly when I’m done (whenever that may be) but for now at least it will be patreon exclusive. The plan with it is to share and document every step of the process so if you are interested in seeing how I work, any patron at the Explorer tier or higher will be able to follow along and see how the comic comes together, from the initial idea, character designs, writing, etc. all the way through till it’s done.
The process posts will all be available on Patreon under the “one-shot process” tag and also here on the site as blog posts that you can access by logging in here with a Patreon account.
Continuing the theme of a Kopi making his way through the seasons, I have finished this years winter illustration. We now have both the Autumn and Winter prints available in the store, I’ve very excited to see where this lil guy takes me in spring 😄
If you ever wanted some of my art to grace your walls, I now have a shop open on the site where you can get just that! Right now I have a selection of art prints and stickers and will be adding more products in the future. They are printed and shipped by a print on demand service so they are available world wide with combined shipping for products that can be packaged together. I’ve ordered a test run of some of them and am very happy with the print quality on them.
(also if you are interested in the Bridgedflickered XXL mouse pad, that is available for purchase on my streamelements merch store)
In case you missed it (and most of you probably did because I am terrible at promoting myself) I have started streaming on twitch again!
My current schedule is two art streams each week, Mondays and Thursdays at 1pm ES. Thursdays are my comic streams where I work on that week’s page of Bridgedflickered, and on Monday I do a more general art stream working on whatever I have going on at the time. I’d love for any of you to stop by and hang out, I’m always happy to chat (and lets be honest with how I am and how the world is right now, I have exactly zero social interaction otherwise).
It took two years longer than we were hoping, but I am finally living in New York with my lovely wife (or at least she will be my wife once we manage to find a city clerk office that is open with this pandemic going on). The cancer delay kinda messed up the timing in the worst way, so far I have been locked inside our apartment ever since I got here in self-isolation, but I can see the top half of the Freedom Tower and the Chrysler Building out the window. So that is nice.
In other good news, I was able to secure a battery for my surface pen so I can get some work done while we wait this whole thing out. I hope you are all holding up ok in this crazy new world we live in. Stay safe.
First of all, sorry about missing the last week’s Bridgedflicked update, I’ve been working on it but I wanted it to be a funny one and it’s been kind of hard to get into a funny headspace to get it done with all the chaos that has been going on. Speaking of which–
I finally got my US visa granted so I can immigrate and move to New York to get married for real at last. Yay! I’ve been sorting out my stuff, getting ready to move and bought my ticket to the states for the end of this month… and then this pandemic situation exploded… yeah. So now I am in limbo, not knowing if I am going to be able to get there (my ticket has had a “schedule change” with no indication of if it will be rescheduled at all) and if I can’t get through now, how long it will be until air travel opens back up again.
If I am able to make it in before everything gets shut down, I’m going to be shifted into another kind of limbo where in addition to being locked inside (again) while this virus is going on I won’t even be able to do any paid work online while I wait for my US work permit to come through, so that’s fun I will still be working on comics of course, but once I get to New York I’ll pause the payment cycle on Patreon until it is legal to charge on it again (you can still pledge if you want to, won’t charge you anything during the pause) and I will also be taking commissions up until the day I leave, so if you are interested in that head over to the support page and check it out.
January is a time of reflections and resolutions, doubly so for me since I always officially get a year older right around New Years. So in that spirit I have taken some time to think about where I want my art to go in the coming year. As I will hopefully be 100% done with all this cancer business and cleared to leave the country and get on with my life, I really need to start making some money again before my savings run out. So to that end I will be pushing into some more sellable arts while I try to grow my Patreon base.
The first step in that direction is getting some prints going . I have been looking at INPRNT as a venue for it but you have to actually get approved there to start selling so I’ll need to get a few finished before I set that up, but once I do I will be sure to announce it here. I don’t want to rush and just churn out mediocre stuff that wont sell, so I’m only aiming for 10 – 12 finished pieces for the year.
A new chapter of Other Tales has arrived in time for the end of October. Just a quick story about pumpkarving. I mainly made this to test out a new way of drawing short comic s that can be cut up into 10 square tiles to fit nicely into an instagram post. Obviously I won’t be making the longer chapters like this, but if I have a quick 3-4 page idea it’ll be nice to have a way to get it out there on the socials.
And in related news, I’ll be doing Other Tales in colour from her on out. Since I’m making these primarily for the website now instead of printing them as doujinshi, it doesn’t really make sense to only do them in black and white. Bridgedflickered will still be black and white for the strips with colour chapter title pages, but I have some extra stuff coming for the fortress fans as well so look out for that 🙂