I have one last stream on February 18. In this one, my comics buddy Ben Wright-Heuman and I will be discussing the END of social media as we know it…And what indie creators can do.
After that stream, there will be no live streams until further notice.
In short – I’m starting a new, temporary office job this upcoming Tuesday. It’s on weekdays only, but it IS full-time. I took the gig to help me save up for a new apartment.
For now, this leaves all my comics-making to evenings and weekends. There aren’t TOO many conventions lined up during my time at the office. But there are some. So I have to plan accordingly.
So I looked at the work I do right now, and made choices on what to continue and what to stop.
I will NOT stop making The Legend of Jamie Roberts, New Punk Signal, Vanita and the Demon King, and other comics. Those are important. To stop working on them would feel like cutting off my fingers to me. I can wiggle on other things, but my comics are my priority.
For me, live streams have to end.
They require a lot from me that I don’t have the energy for right now. Setting aside 2 to 3 hours in one day for one stream? Making assets for it? Live chat moderation? Managing a StreamYard subscription to stream on multiple platforms? There is a LOT that goes on behind the scenes for a stream. And once the office job starts up, I won’t have time for them.
Instead of live streams, I’m going to make videos.
With videos and vlogs, I can work on those in small chunks of time, rather than one long time slot. A lot of the material for a vlog, like recording my art process, is stuff I’m already doing. So making videos is not a drastic change to my workflow.
(Exporting and uploading videos are time sinks to consider, though. But I have ideas for how to work with, or around, those.)
The Feb 18 stream is my last live stream until further notice.
If I DO return to streams, they’ll be on YouTube ONLY. Twitch just doesn’t work for an artist like me.
Should any other changes come, I will let you know (of course).
That’s all for now. I appreciate your understanding!
You. Are. Awesome.