In case you’re wondering why I’m not posting much, my father died of a heart attack recently and things are not going well.
I don’t really feel like going into it further than that.
My shoulder still hurts. It’s been almost two years now and I’ve lost hope things will ever improve. I’m also dealing with an opportunistic infection right now, due to a weakened immune system, apparently from being depressed / stressed out.
One stress factor actually being my Patreon… More and more I feel like keeping it going is unethical in a way, because I know I won’t be able to ever finish this comic with the way my health is going.
Not sure what I’m going to do.
Anyway… that’s all for now. bye.
Patreon is probably always going to be my main thing, but the issue with the fee structure changes, which they didn’t go through with mind, may have soured some people on it. And then of course there’s people who want to make one-off donations every now and then. Plus it’s always a good idea to not put all your eggs in one basket.
So for the one-off donations there’s now my Ko-Fi.
And for a Patreon alternative there’s now my Liberapay.
Liberapay is interesting because it’s a nonprofit so they don’t charge additional fees. It’s different from Patreon in that you have a wallet there that you charge and then slowly use up, that is how they reduce transaction fees. Also, no rewards or anything there, which is fine by me since I don’t do rewards right now. If I ever offer real rewards on Patreon, I would keep them behind the paywall only for a limited time anyway.
At the pace I’m currently producing comics I will literally be dead before I finish AHS, not to mention other comics I want to make.
That’s why I really have to find ways to draw more efficiently.
I planned to hire someone to help me with inking / coloring, but the Patreon revenue would have to be a lot more for something like that to be feasible and that is not happening with my slow update schedule.
I look at a lot of webcomics to get ideas and I noticed that my eyes kinda slide off of some sketchy comics or comics that are purely lineart. So I’ll be experimenting a bit with the art in the next few pages to avoid this issue while still being faster.
There’s still some hope my health situation improves with physical therapy etc. but I’m not betting on it at this point.
Anyway, just wanted to let everyone know what’s happening.
You know how I injured my right shoulder roughly a year ago and it still hasn’t recovered yet?
Well… I managed to injure the left one as well.
Not sure what else to say without getting too whiny. Uh, check back in another two months maybe.