Away From Keyboard, Be Back Soon

I need to be away from the keyboard for a few days, but I’ll be back soon.

Why? First, I seem to have come down with a cold a few days ago. And it won’t leave. So I’m resting as much as I can.

Second, I’m out of town this weekend to check on my family. The catch is, my family lives in an area with no cell signal or internet. So I won’t be able to answer emails or direct messages, much less post content.

SOME posts here on this blog, The Legend of Jamie Roberts’ site, and Patreon will be scheduled ahead of time. But for posts on Ko-Fi and Instagram, those will not be scheduled.

For folks waiting on commissions, especially from KickStarter campaigns: I’ll work on your requests between naps. They’ll get done. Just…slowly.

Thank you for your patience.

You. Are. Awesome.

LIVE STREAM – Live-Drawing KickStarter Commissions

I’m live streaming TODAY! At 1 pm EDT, join me while I draw commissions for folks who backed The Legend of Jamie Roberts, volume 1 on KickStarter!

For the sake of some commissioners’ privacy, I’m not live-drawing any pieces that are super-personal for the commissioner. But there is still a lot of art to be made!

Got questions? I’ll answer them LIVE!

Can’t watch live? That’s ok – the stream will archive itself on YouTube once it ends.

Looking for more art? Folks who support me on Ko-Fi and Patreon get complimentary hi-resolution downloads of prints, mini-prints, and other art pieces.

That’s all for now. Thank you for watching!

You. Are. Awesome.

Falling A Twee Bit Behind on Some Things…

here's a picture of an art piece in progress. The 11 inch by 17 inch paper has a monster depicted whose body is mostly made of leaves. Next to the canvas is a tin full of colored pencils.

I want to talk a bit about how to set goals to be…more realistic. Because I have fallen a twee bit behind on a few things.

First, I wanna’ talk about this piece, pictured at the top.

Right now, the title is (tentatively), “Cryptid of Leaves.” I started this piece all the way back in 2019. So…it’s been A WHILE. I worked on it, then set it aside, because those leaves ALONE took effort to draw. And then I thought, “Let’s color this with colored pencil! That’ll get the look I want to achieve!”

And past me thought I could have this done in a month. On top of everything else I have going on. Which…(insert laughter here).

I have only worked on this in my free time, when I have the urge to do it. So I’m shifting the goal for this piece: I want it finished by…the end of October.

Why so late? Because I still have KickStarter rewards to fulfill and other books to put together. Speaking of which…

Second, I want to talk about the PDF for The Legend of Jamie Roberts, volume 1.

For KickStarter backers, I had said, “Oh this should be delivered to you by the end of May!”

It’s June 1st now. The PDF still needs put together. Oops.

To be fair, May was a big transition month. I quit working at NeverEnding (long story), and shifted back to freelancing full-time. Still, getting my freelance sea-legs back can only explain so much. All I can ask is please, continue to be patient. The PDF should still get done by the end of June. I’ll go more in depth about the process in a KickStarter update tomorrow.

Third, The Legend of Jamie Roberts.

So…I’m out of buffer. The month of May had some unexpected events that prevented me from keeping up with my usual production schedule. That means right now, I’m making the next updates as the story is going. That’s not a place I like to be in.

Does this mean that The Legend will get a temporary hiatus? I don’t know. But I’m tempted to have a short, two-week break from regular updates just so I can build the buffer back.

…Maybe I’ll just do that. Expect a more solid decision tomorrow, with The Legend’s usual Wednesday update.

I’ll end this here before this post gets too long. Thank you for stopping in! And thank you for your support.

You. Are. Awesome.

LESS THAN SECRET: A Livestream with Comic Creator JD Laclede

Today, April 28 at 5 pm EDT, JD Laclede from Less Than Secret: A Cryptid Comic Anthology is joining me on this livestream!

Less Than Secret: A Cryptid Anthology collects 7 short comic stories about the creatures that go bump in the night. The Mothman, the Jersey Devil, the Fresno Nightcrawler, and more are all featured in this black-and-white comic anthology.

JD is not only the editor and cover artist for the anthology – he’s also an old buddy of mine. So I’m really looking forward to this chat!

Back the campaign, and you can get the book, custom commissions, prints, and more.

Check out the campaign, back it if you can, and spread the word. Be sure to use the hashtag #lessthansecret!

You don’t have long – the KickStarter ends MAY 3 (MONDAY)! And we still have commissions and curiosity cabinets available.

Find out more about JD by checking out his site, Ask the Werewolves.

Can’t watch this live? No problem! After it premiers, the video will be archived on this site.

Thank you so much for watching.

You. Are. Awesome.

LESS THAN SECRET: A Livestream with Comic Creator Angela Boyle

Today at 1 pm EDT, Angela Boyle from Less Than Secret: A Cryptid Comic Anthology is joining me on this livestream!

Why? We’re talking about our KickStarter campaign to get funding for the book!

Less Than Secret: A Cryptid Anthology collects 7 short comic stories about the creatures that go bump in the wild. The Mothman, the Jersey Devil, the Fresno Nightcrawler, and more are all featured in this black-and-white comic anthology. Back the campaign, and you can get the book, custom commissions, prints, and more.

Check out the campaign, back it if you can, and spread the word. Be sure to use the hashtag #lessthansecret!

Find out more about Angela by checking out her website.

Can’t watch this live? No problem! After it premiers, the video will be archived on this site.

Thank you for watching!

You. Are. Awesome.