Life has been sucking to the point where comics couldn’t be done. If not this week, comics will resume next week.
Also, should I patreon?
Hey everyone. Sorry updates are taking so long. Some of you may have seen my ‘Technical difficulties’ post from a few days ago.
Technical difficulties are only on part of the issue.
I DID have to tear apart my computer, put it back together again, reinstall my OS and all my programs, troubleshoot programs that did not install properly (Which includes Photoshop). I honestly don’t know how much longer I can keep my rig going, but I can’t really afford to get a new one since I plan on moving out in January and want to save for potential unexpected expenses.
That, in and of itself, made getting a comic page ready to go difficult, but that shouldn’t take two weeks, right?
Well, I also had to deal with many other things, including my hours getting upped at work (Which I’m not complaining about, but it is part of the reason I’ve had less time to work on the comic), homework, dealing with a VERY inept financial aid system at my school (Basically, I was under the impression I was going to receive aid when I didn’t. And no one told me. I found out quite by accident TWO DAYS before I would have been dropped from my classes for non-payment. Then there is the various amounts of day-to-day little issues, such as finding out that I forgot to register my car on time, having to share a bathroom with my mother because she “can’t afford” to get her shower fixed, or that I now have to hang-dry all my laundry because our dryer is threatening to catch on fire. (See why I want to move out?) On top of ALL that there has been storm clean up. (I live right in the middle of where that HUGE storm in AZ hit). Thankfully, our house wasn’t hit too bad, but there were pieces of trees and shingles EVERYWHERE. Not to mention the brief interruption of traffic on the roads I drive almost every day.
Lastly, Galileo crossed the rainbow bridge last sunday, and dealing with that has been rather hard for me. He’s been a part of my life for almost 19 years. He was a very sweet, loving cat. Him being gone has left a huge hole in my life. I will probably adopt another cat, but not for a while. He was the sweetest of sweethearts, and I miss him horribly.
So, that is why there has been no comic update for two weeks. I will try to get one out this week, but I’ve only JUST gotten everything together and working (more or less) the way is supposed to. My computer still occasionally just restarts for absolutely NO reason. BUT, next week, I promise, for sure, there will be an update.
Cross my heart and hope to die, stick a cupcake in my eye. There WILL be an update next week. I’ll try to get one out this week, but no promises there.
Also, while my job pays decently, I feel a bit uncomfortable moving out without a roommate. (If I can find a stable roommate, I will be okie dokie. But the list of potentials is VERY short and there is no guarantee that I will find one I feel comfortable living with). SO… that means I might be getting a second job.
Which means less time to work on comics. I’ll still try to get it out, but it would become a sporadic thing as opposed to a weekly thing.
Which leads me to an alternative: Patreon.
I’m honestly not very sure how patreon works, but I know a few people who use it and it seems to be working well for them. I’ve been a bit leery about getting one because I’ve always gotten the feeling that it wouldn’t really be utilized. BUT if I know for sure that the comic (and other future (non-pony) comics I want to work on earn me at least a little bit of income I could use them as a second job instead.
I won’t be disappointed if the general consensus is no. Well, maybe a little bit (because what artist DOESN’T want to be supported by their work?), but I understand that not everyone can afford to throw money my way for a silly little comic and other potential comics that you guys know little to nothing about. I also know that i haven’t exactly been the most consistent and that the comic is only just getting off the ground. So, patreon might be an idea I revisit later, when things are a little farther along and I have a little bit more of a rapport with you guys. But, I figured I’d test the waters and see where you guys are at with that idea.