Posted August 16, 2021 at 12:15 pm

Hello all! Some of you may have noticed how inconsistent the updates have been this year. In short, I have had a very rough 2021. One of my cats suddenly became very ill and had to be put down in April. I've had some serious interpersonal issues that finally came to a head in early summer. It wouldn't be appropriate to go into the details here, but just trust me: it sucks! And just last week, my air conditioner broke (I live in the desert with 100F+ weather every day in summer) and then a sudden, violent storm knocked our neighbor's tree onto our house. I've been pushing myself as hard as possible to keep up with Slightly Damned, Patreon, and finish my commission queue, but it's been a difficult time.

This week I am going to be vending at DenFur in Denver, Colorado. I am looking forward to the change of pace and scenery and being able to see my convention buddies again. I'm really burnt out from drawing anyway, so I am hoping that I'll feel refreshed when I return. My plan is to use the rest of August to finally finish my commission queue and then use September & early October to catch up with Slightly Damned and Patreon work.

Thanks so much for always being so patient and supportive. I'm really frustrated with how a lot of things have turned out lately. I am grateful for all the friends who have stood by my side, as well as anyone who's sent me kind words, or even just quietly enjoyed my art. I wouldn't be able to do this without you.

P.S. The goodies from the Slightly Damned Book 2 Kickstarter are being packed and shipped by Hiveworks this month. Look forward to receiving your rewards soon!

Posted March 13, 2021 at 04:21 pm

Hi, folks! I hoped that when I wrote this post that there would be a new page up, but I just had a really bad week once I tried to work on comic pages. As a result, I ran out of time, so I apologize for the delay. If you want to see what the WIP page 1001 looks like, though you can see it on my Twitter and Patreon! I will resume work on it when I can. Thanks for being patient!

But I still have some good news to share! First of all, as of March 14, 2021, Slightly Damned is 17 years old. That means it's time for the annual wallpaper sale, which is when I offer every Patreon wallpaper I've made since 2014 on Gumroad for as little as $1. (You can pay more, of course, if you like what I do and want to help ensure that I can keep doing it!)

Check it out here! >> https://gum.co/CrtKk <<

Also, Sakido plushies are back in stock in my online store!

Check out my store here! >> https://chu.storenvy.com/

P.S. If you're wondering about the progress of Slightly Damned Book Two, things are progressing smoothly. There were a few behind-the-scenes delays, but the proofreading is finished and we just have a few final adjustments to make before everything gets sent off to be printed!

Posted December 12, 2020 at 06:46 am

Hey folks! Just wanted to write a new journal to let you all know how I'm doing these days, what's coming next, and update information on where to find me.

The Slightly Damned Kickstarter to print a new and improved version of Book 2 was a smashing success! I just finished drawing nearly all the bonus material for it, and before you know it, it'll be off to the printers.

2020 was a pretty tough year, as I'm sure all of you know. It got even tougher when a friend of mine suddenly passed away in fall. A week later, one of our cats became ill and we had to put him down. I still did my best to hold things together, work on the Kickstarter campaign and work on the book while also keeping up with my normal obligations. And, well, now I'm really tired and I need a break!!

Slightly Damned is fast approaching its 1000th page. Quite a milestone. I have decided that once we reach it, I am going on a short sabbatical. There will be no new pages from the 1000th page's debut on January 2 until the comic's 17th anniversary on March 14. I love working on Slightly Damned and I'm still excited for its future! But I'm burnt out and my arm feels like it's about to fall off. I need to rest.

I'm not sure how I'll spend those two and a half months yet, but I'm keeping my options open. I've got some ideas: giving the Slightly Damned website some much-needed TLC, drawing fanart and gifts for friends, commissions, experimenting with animation in Clip Studio Paint, maybe even Junk Hyenas? I'm not going to promise much since my main priority will be rest. I'll still be around, though-- not like there's anywhere to go, anyway!

Lastly, I just started streaming on Twitch! You can find me at http://twitch.tv/hyenachu I stream art on weekdays and video games on Sundays. I've also revived my old Youtube account to use an archive for my video game streams and speedpaints for my art: http://youtube.com/c/raizap

Your support means a lot to me, so I want to make sure I can keep going for a long time. An important part of that is taking breaks when necessary. Thanks so much for understanding and being patient!

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Posted October 1, 2020 at 04:19 pm
The long-awaited Kickstarter campaign to fund Book Two has finally launched!! I've made a ton of new goodies like prints and bookmarks that you can get when you pledge!

Book Two is a HUGE volume that covers the events of Slightly Damned from the trio's time in Riverside City to Buwaro and Kieri's first kiss. Plus it contains a bunch of bonus material that I made exclusively for the book. Please check it out, pledge if you can, and even if you can't, spreading the word would be immensely helpful!


Update 10/15: Hey, folks! We're halfway through the campaign and I'm floored by all the support! We smashed through our initial goal, and we are now rocketing towards our only stretch goal, which is to print Book Three as well! If we manage to reach $40,000 before the end of the month, we can add new reward tiers!

As a THANK YOU to everyone for helping out, I'll be updating the comic with a bonus page every time we reach a new $5,000 milestone. That means every time the Kickstarter campaign reaches $30,000, $35,000, and $40,000, I will post a new page in addition to the normal Saturday update.

It ain't over 'til it's over, baby!!!