It’s a brand new year and I am totally psyched to get back into drawing more often. Naturally, my studies and work will still come first, but the good news is come summer time, these shouldn’t be a problem any longer! I will be leaving JET and Aomori in August and hopefully starting a new job teaching nearer Tokyo. This means no more dealing with snow for half of the year, and no more hour-long drives to meet up with my girlfriend as we plan to save up all our pennies and move into a new apartment together.
If all goes well and I manage to find a job and a new place to stay, I should have more than enough time to start working on Crazy Sunshine again and pump out these last two chapters of ORIGINS. I can’t wait! That’s the plan, but who know what’ll happen between then and now…
One way you can really help me out is by donating to Patreon if you haven’t already! I know I keep going on and on about it, but it really is an awesome system! As mentioned in a previous entry, donations are no longer on a fixed, monthly payment. Instead, you can pay whatever you like per project from as little as $1, with your donation going towards keeping the site running and the eventual return of the Crazy Sunshine comic.
What’s a project? Every 1-2 months I will start working on a set of illustrations or comics that you can help fund. if you want to take part, your pledge will net you some incredible rewards, like behind the scenes sketches and blog entries, access to weekly live art & gaming streams, Q&A streams, the chance to hit me up on Skype and even a personal commission! If you don’t like what you see, no worries! Maybe the next project will spark your interest.
I want to be able to finish each project within 1-2 months. There’s even one going on right now for fans of Neon Genesis Evangelion that is almost complete, it’s never too late to donate!
I will be announcing projects on here, Tumblr and Twitter, so keep checking back for more every month or two! Hopefully these little projects are enough to tie you over until I bring the Crazy Sunshine comic back. It’s great being able to draw something different for a change, and even greater knowing all my hard work is going towards keeping the site alive and kicking thanks to your generosity.
So yeah, that’s about it! Go, donate!
I should be getting my preliminary Japanese test results back at the end of January so stay turned for another update around then! I’m not thaaaat confident about passing, but that just means I’ll have to study even harder until the resit in summer!