The comic has been going great. Thanks for asking. Oh, you didn’t. Well we don’t always get what we want to do we? Just take every Valentine’s Day ever as an example. So for those of you who are interested, and I’m guessing you are by the fact you keep reading, I’ve made some final character designs now and a few surprises.
I’ve been waiting for the right time for a while, watching the stars and recording portents of the arrival, then on Sunday I came across an article on the dusty floor of a previously uncleared dungeon which had information on how to get the most out of posting on Wattpad, and I knew it was time to return to that devastatingly tough land.
The desire to start a web comic has been raging in me on and off for years, yet I’m always put off by my terrible drawing ability. Oh how I wish I hadn’t chosen writing over drawing as a teen. Maybe. However, I’ve been reading some web comics which have really simple art styles but still look good and are funny. At the same time I’ve been making peace with my Emma doodle art style and making my little doodles for my web sites and SNS – especially instagram. Finally the two came to a head and I realised I could make a charming web comic because the writing quality is without question and my art style is good enough now.
I know I said I wasn’t hoping to turn this blog into an advertisement board but I did just release another short story on Gumroad. Please check it out, or if you are lazy, a share is actually easier and helps me much much more. Blurb follows.
This blog has become a bit of an advertisement board. I didn’t mean it to be. I became busy for a while, which broke my routine, and then i never quite got back into the routine – wet jeans. My blog is wet jeans. I’d much rather it was some fluffy pyjamas or something I’d be happier showing to the public! I was just thinking of comfort and not of the fact that I want lots of people to see this, become interested and pay me money for what I make. I make stories, in pyjamas, but that’s beside the point.
After an early – and cheaper! – release on my Patreon, You Are Always On My Minds, has been released on Gumroad for the public. It’s my first novella and took longer than my normal short story so I’m asking a base $2 price for it. I hope you understand and appreciate the work.
A series of fortunate events
Red Cape and the Happily Ever After out now!
I’ve just posted my third short story on a timed exclusive schedule on my Patreon page. For the same price as the Gumroad release, which will be available on Friday, you can get the story and all the concept art that I commissioned for its release. The artwork is by LeoDamage.
So today is the day. It had been announced for a while but Twitter finally got around to adding another 140 characters to its character limit, meaning that tweets can now be 280 characters long. Instinctively this just feels wrong. People who use the longer limit feel like they are on a soapbox
One of my favourite ideas from Buddhism is that of karma. We think of it as justice – everyone gets what they deserve – but real karma isn’t that instant. I believe it’s more about shaping your next life. However the idea that if you are loving, love will comeback to you seems to be working for me lately.
Story 2 is out for sale on Gumroad. Click for links!