Mar.26.16 at 11:41 am
Encouraged by a friend, I applied for a table at Thought Bubble, a comics festival in Leeds in the United Kingdom. And hey-- I got in! Now I need to figure out if I should accept and attend.

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!
Feb.06.16 at 02:42 pm
And we're back! If you're wondering if I had a relaxing break, then the answer is... NO! Even though I wasn't working on Slightly Damned at all last month, I was working harder than ever on multiple projects! It was kind of stressful! But on the other hand, it was also productive and a lot of fun, so I'm not complaining. Here's what I've been working on:

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!
Dec.28.15 at 02:28 pm
Hey, guys. If you missed it on my Twitter (@sdamned), then here's the skinny: Slightly Damned pages take me a long time to make. I'm feeling fatigued and frustrated, so I'm not going to work on Slightly Damned pages in January. I'm going to use that time to give my other long-neglected projects some love (Night of the Cleaning Lady, The Junk Hyenas Diner, Soprano of Time, and even the 151 Pokemon challenge and others). Hopefully by February, you guys will have enjoyed a lot more varied output from me and I'll feel somewhat refreshed!

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.
Nov.28.15 at 02:14 pm
From Small Business Saturday (11/28) through Cyber Monday (11/30), I have a bunch of things on sale in my Storenvy Store! This is the FIRST TIME I’ve ever discounted these items online. And yes, free can coozies come with EVERY order, regardless if you buy a sale item or not.

my Storenvy store

Not only that, but Design By Humans has a sale going on right now with code RAIZAPBF20. You can get 20% off everything in my store, and apparel ships free!

my Design By Humans store

If digital rewards are more your thing, then please consider becoming one of my Patreon patrons! Patreon is an essential part of my livelihood, and not only does becoming a patron grant you access to exclusive sneak peaks and other goodies, the monthly milestones also affect my artistic output. Every dollar helps!

my Patreon profile
Aug.08.15 at 11:52 am
So where's the Wednesday Art in the archives? Don't worry, I haven't stopped doing it! I just decided that their presence in the archives, even temporarily, was disruptive to the experience of reading the comic. If you want to see them, they'll be uploaded to all of my art sites, which are mirrors of each other:
+ deviantArt
+ FurAffinity
+ Weasyl
+ tumblr

The only exception are the "Ask Slightly Damned" comic strips, which are only uploaded to my tumblr and Patreon.
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