So, how do you like the new site? It was designed by the folks at Hiveworks as part of Slightly Damned joining their network! I hope my becoming a part of Hiveworks will lead to more new readers discovering the comic.
By the way, I haven't been vocal enough about it, but I am going to be in Toronto, Canada for the Toronto Comic Arts Festival on May 14 & 15! This isn't a trip I'm going to be able to make every year, so if you're in the area, PLEASE consider dropping by to see me! Attendance to the festival is free, after all.
The decision wouldn't really be about money, since even at my best conventions I probably wouldn't turn enough of a profit to pay for my airfare to England. This would be about the experience. I've never been to England before (even though my paternal grandmother was English), but I've always wanted to visit. But more importantly, I want to meet European readers in person! I know you're out there somewhere!
I'm a very small-time cartoonist, so me being able to table in Europe is something that is not likely to happen very often. If you live in England, or even in nearby countries and would even CONSIDER coming to see me at Thought Bubble, PLEASE tell me! Email me at chu [at] raizap.com, Tweet me at @sdamned, PM me on deviantArt or Weasyl or Tumblr-- ANYTHING! You don't have to promise you'll show up or anything; I just want to know if there's any demand at all for my appearance. This is a big decision and it'd be kind of a bummer to go all that way to find, whoops, no one knows me (it'd probably still be a fun vacation though).
EDIT (3/30): I've decided to go! I really appreciate all the comments I got from people who encouraged me to take the trip. It also helped knowing that a fellow cartoonist and friend of mine was planning to attend with his girlfriend. So, uh, hopefully I can make this work and I'll see a bunch of you there!
Night of the Cleaning Lady: A fun short story that was meant to be released before Halloween, but got delayed. Anyway it's finished now and it's a fun read, so please check it out and share it with your friends if you like it!
Further Confusion 2016: I traveled to my old hometown of San Jose to table at one of my favorite conventions! I met with a lot of friends I don't get to see very much, I played awesome board games, I ate good food, I watched fun stuff, I bought cool swag, I drew a lot of commissions, I co-hosted a panel with guest of honor Dana Simpson, and I visited family after the event. I also caught con crud and it was exhausting, but also TOTALLY WORTH IT!
The Legend of Buwaro: Soprano of Time: There are 5 new strips, which you can read in this tumblr post or at the bottom of the Soprano of Time archives.
Lots and lots of drawings: My tumblr has the most content on it in regards to doodles and minicomics, but I also upload the best of it (in my opinion) to my deviantArt and Weasyl accounts, if that's what you prefer looking at. Seriously, I drew a LOT of stuff, including stuff related to Slightly Damned, Pokemon, and even autobio comics.
A sorta secret collaborative comic project: I'm coloring pages for a friend's comic project, and I think it might be something people out there will dig. I'm gonna wait until they officially reveals it before I start talking about it, because I don't want to steal their thunder. I think you'll be able to see it soon, though!
Unfortunately I don't have any new Junk Hyenas Diner pages to show off yet, but I'm getting there! And there's no bonus Slightly Damned page this weekend, but maybe next weekend? And if not then, then soon, or at least by the end of the month. See, all the things I wanted to do in January kind of spilled into February, but I didn't wanna keep you hanging with Slightly Damned, so... well, wish me luck!! And enjoy!
Besides that, I'll be going to Further Confusion in January, running a table and co-hosting a panel with one of the Guests of Honor! And I'll be visiting family while I'm in the Bay Area.
I'll try to have an update ready for this coming Saturday (January 2), but I'm not making any promises.
In short, in January, the only thing you won't be getting are Slightly Damned pages. I'll still do Art Wednesdays, and for Patreon patrons, I'll still do an exclusive wallpaper for the month, and I'll still show you guys sketches. But I totally understand if patrons want to lower or rescind their pledges if they're not getting Slightly Damned pages.
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