I decided it was about time I updated my Journal Placeholder with the latest information and goings on. There's been some big changes in my life, so I should probably change this up to, right? The biggest change, would have to be this: Writing and Art are now my full time career. There's no second income any longer, it's all coming from book sales, ad money and wonderful Patrons. And I'm hoping that I can keep it that way for a long time.
So first of all, I wanted to thank everyone who's taken the time to enjoy my comics, my art or read my books.
And now for that placeholder part! What's the best use for a placeholder post? Information!
Since Deviantart is mostly for my art (save for the old written work or photograph hanging around, which is always a fun blast to the past), I figured I might drop some links where you can find me elsewhere!Want Information On My Books?Broken Pocket
is my main book hub. It has information on books that are available for purchase (both digital and print) as well as a bit of information about them. I'm also trying to collect some writing resources there if you want more information about publishing your own work, albeit that section is much smaller.Goodreads
is also a great place to check out. Not only can you review my books
(which I, and every other author, appreciates), but you can also chat in groups and have a great time!
And last but not least, you can also find me at NaNoWriMo
! What About Social Media?
Twitter is here
, and my Tumblr is here
Admittedly I am much more active on Tumblr than Twitter, but if you drop me an @ on Twitter, I'll normally see it. :3Other Art?
The Adventures of Wiglaf and Mordred
is my webcomic is now over 1000 pages and still going strong Since I've started posting the pages early to Patreon, updates have been going up on time and regularly for months now after a brief art depression that caused late strips and skipped pages. But no more! Now it's three times a week and I am much happier with it than I've been in years. So thank you for reading!Ravelry
I've recently taken up both crochet and knitting. If you're a fellow yarn crafter, I'd love to see your work or be buddies on the site!Patreon
Last, but certainly not least, I'm going to drop a link to my Patreon
Art takes time and money to be created and shared no matter what your medium. But it's also something that's important to our lives, whether it's literature, comics or art, so hiding it behind a pay wall is something that hurts me.
I love sharing my comics for free, and I want to continue doing that, but I also have bills to pay that no only includes regular living expenses, but also servers, ISBN Numbers, cover artwork, and even the money I'd need to help support artists that I adore. Patreon helps supplement that income by reintroducing the Patron system: People who can afford to give a little extra a month to pay for the art do, so that others who can't afford it can enjoy the artwork.
It's honestly a refreshing system, and I've seen so many artists able to produce more content without the doom and gloom of being terrified that they won't make their rent hanging over their heads with every brush stroke that there's no way this isn't a good thing. It's not begging, it's compensation for hard work and effort. And I love that it's helping so many people, including myself.
And of course there are benefits. In my case, if you donate $1 or more a month, you get to see each page of Wiglaf and Mordred
a week early. If you donate $5 or more a month, you get early access to a free short story a week.
I also sometimes post things to the Patron stream first, such as previews of book covers as they come up which you can see at any donation level. It's pretty neat. :3
Thank you for reading! I'll drop one last link to Patreon here
, on the off chance you want to check it out.Thanks
Last of all, I wanted to say thank you to everyone who took the time to read this or look at my artwork. I've been on Deviantart for over 12 years, and it's so impressive to me that I've known some of you that long, even if just as acquaintances and usernames I recognize on sight. You're all wonderful and I'm glad you're here with me.
Thank you for reading, thank you for watching, and I hope to be around for a long time coming producing bigger and better things..The Rest
And for tradition:
Yuki: Hello Haru.