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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