December 2, 2017
Hope everyone's having a relaxing winter
thus far! I've been busy pushing both Bite-Size and The
Piggyback Acorn towards publication. In the meantime, I thought it'd
be good to have a little Holiday Sale.
Almost all the items on my
Etsy page are 20% off for the whole month. If you don't own them
already, this is a great time to grab my books, and maybe even some
original art! My schedule also has a bit of room for commissions, so feel
free to contact me if you'd like a special gift for someone.
The Piggyback Acorn, Volume 1
November 13, 2017
Chapter 1-9: Needham's
October 11, 2017
More organization/edits will be necessary, because of how the story is divided. I apologize if it seems like a bit of a mess right now: The story is organized to be a game script first, a book second, and online is a distant third. =\ Happy to hear feedback, as always! I really like this story and am delighted to finally share it, even if it isn't an ideal format.
October 2, 2017
A while ago, I was working on an
indie RPG with a script that grew a bit out of control. Long story short:
The game remains in "development hell," but the script is very close to
being finished. That being the case, I'd like to try and publish it in
some form: Maybe as a printed book, maybe online through my Writing
section up top. I've put up the first chapter of the project which I'm
calling (for now) "The Piggyback Acorn." The direct link to
the first chapter can be found here. Give
it a read and let me know if you'd like to see more!
Bite-Size Q&A (part 1 of 3)
September 15, 2017
It took some doing, but I finally finished part 1 of a Q&A in celebration of strip #400 on Webtoon. This first video focuses on Bite-Size, and addresses a lot of recurring questions I've received for the series. Parts 2 and 3 will be about art in general, and some questions that (for whatever) reason people ask about me, as a person. While I'm embarrassed to hear my own voice in a video like this, I've gotten a ton of practice with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. Anyway, here it is! Enjoy, like, subscribe, etc., and let me know if you'd like to see more =)
The Livingwater Crisis
September 11-15, 2017
This week, I'll be sharing The Livingwater Crisis, a four-chapter short story which was originally published in Bite-Size, volume 2 (on sale now, hay, hay). Since it's an illustrated story and not a comic, I've settled (at least for now) on presenting it through Blogger. I've always wanted to do more traditional writing, so give it a read and let me know what you think!
In other news, I'm
working hard on the Bite-Size Q&A videos. There are going to be three of
them. Listening to a lot of the content as I edit, I'm quite embarrassed
hearing my own voice. "Why would anyone listen to this?" I've been assured
it's all in my mind. "People ask quesitons because they're interested!" So
I'm proceeding on 100% faith that it will not be dumb. We'll find out
More Etsy, and a Tip Jar
August 5, 2017
I've migrated most of my "Store" to Etsy, in hopes that will be a more convenient way to place orders. While I have to work out how to List them, I am still accepting Commissions through the usual method, e-mail. Also migrated the PayPal "Donate" button here temporarily, to behave as a sort of one-time Tip Jar, an alternative to Patreon. (Both are great ways to support me!)
Etsy and YouTube
July 3, 2017
Etsy: After a bit of set up, I've begun putting original art up for sale on Etsy! I'm hoping to update the store with new items every few weeks or so. We've got figurines, a painting, and most notably an original Bite-Size strip. The strip on display isn't the only one for sale, either - I'm selling all the originals.
YouTube: I've started a YouTube channel as well. For the inaugural video, I filmed the process of how a Figurine is made. I'd also like to record essays about art, storytelling, and related crafts in general: For example how-to's like self-publish a book, examinations of great manga creators, and so on. Take a look at my channel here, and as they say, "be sure to Subscribe, Like, Comment, and Share" the videos around. The second video below is a recent interview that I did for a friend's channel, where I talk about my experiences as a freelancer. Give them some love, as well!
Finally, Bite-Size has been steadily growing on Webtoon, almost reaching 5,000 Subscribers now. There are another two volumes (400 strips!) worth of scripts ready to be drawn. Looking forward to drawing those when the series is caught up. In the next few weeks, I'll also be looking into producing some Bite-Size merch. The rule will be that it can't be trashy junk - it has to be something I'd want, and I'm notoriously picky. Feel free to e-mail me if there's anything specific you're interested in. A T-Shirt of Xavier practicing karate on a dummy of Greg, perhaps.