Posted January 6, 2024 at 08:16 pm

Hello everyone! I just wanted to let you know that Slightly Damned's main comic is officially on a short hiatus until March.

Next week, I am going to Further Confusion in San Jose, CA for what is currently my only planned convention appearance of 2024. When I get back, I'm going to spend the next three weeks finishing up all the work that I have left to do on Book Three. The end is in sight! I can feel it!

I've been posting previews of the bonus content I created on my Patreon, X-Twitter, Bluesky, Telegram channel, and tumblr, as well as streaming them on Twitch. Go check it out if you're curious! If you're hungry for Slightly Damned content in general, it's a good idea to follow one of my art gallery or social media accounts. Although the main comic hasn't had any new pages in a while, I am still drawing constantly.

After those three weeks are up, whether I'm finished or not, I am going to vacation to Japan. I'm finally going to visit an old friend of mine after our plans were pushed back for several years. I can feel it deeply in my soul that I need some rest. I've been fighting off a lot of fatigue, stress, and depression these last few months. No matter how badly I want to jump back into updating Slightly Damned again ASAP, if I push myself any harder, I'll break!

I'll take some additional time to recuperate from the trip when I return since overseas travel is exhausting. I plan to be ready to start updating the comic again on or shortly after March 14, which also happens to be Slightly Damned's 20th anniversary!

Thank you very much for your patience and support for all these years! I seriously could not have made it this far without you.

Posted December 8, 2023 at 12:00 am

Hello, folks! I just wanted to write a brief message about why the comic's updates have been sporadic lately. In short: I'M BUSY! I just got back from being a vendor at Midwest Fur Fest 2023 in Chicago, and it was great! And I've got another convention/possible family visit coming up fast in January when I head to California for Further Confusion in San Jose!

I am also hard at work on Slightly Damned: Book Three's bonus content! I really don't want to make people wait too long for it, so Slightly Damned pages are on temporary hold right now. And uh, in truth, things don't get much more uplifting in this flashback for a while, anyway... *weeps*

I didn't intend for page 1111 to be the last new page for the year, but I am just one slow artist who can only handle so much at once. So I want to spend the rest of December focusing on the book. I really wish I could post the new content as I finish it because it looks really good, but they're book exclusive!! So if you want a sneak peek at what I'm working on, you'll have to check it out on my Twitch streams on Tuesday & Thursday nights! http://twitch.tv/hyenachu

P.S. I'm going to start using my Patreon http://patreon.com/raizap to post new Slightly Damned pages for free once I get back to them.This feature could be useful for anyone who'd like to have new comics delivered right to their inbox each week. All you have to do is sign up for an account and follow my Patreon, free of charge.

Thanks for your patience and support!

Posted September 8, 2023 at 01:59 pm

Hi folks! You may have noticed I haven't been as consistent with weekly Slightly Damned pages as I used to be. I know I've noticed, and it sucks! My passion for making this comic burns brighter than ever, and I want to make making pages my top priority again!

I probably should have just taken an official chapter break now that we've reached the end of Part 11. (I think.) However, in classic Chu fashion, I believed I could will myself through an inhuman workload... but alas, it was not meant to be. Part 12 of the story is important and somewhat heavy, so I don't want to rush things right before I leave for Megaplex in Orlando, Florida next week!

I've recently announced some changes to my Patreon in order to get more breathing room into my work schedule. You can read the details here, but the short of it is that I'm not able to keep up with the Suggestion Box. I started to feel like it was holding me back from other things that were more important, including but not limited to: updating the lore & art on the Slightly Damned website, making better merchandise, and keeping the weekly update schedule steady. All patron rewards pertaining to Slightly Damned pages will not change, and in fact, stand to benefit from this change as I try to become more consistent again.

This autumn, I have three goals:

  • Finish the remaining Suggestion Box sketches and wallpapers for July 2023 and August 2023
  • Draw all the bonus content for Slightly Damned Book Three with the cooperation of Kickstarter campaign backers (and hopefully complete the book so it can be printed)
  • Get Slightly Damned's weekly page updates back on schedule!

If all goes well, I'll be able to draw a wider variety of things while also giving Slightly Damned its fair share of love in 2024 and beyond.

Thanks for sticking with me for all these years! I'm looking forward to the 20th anniversary next March!