LIVESTREAM – Let’s Start 2024 With Drawing Comics!

Today, on Jan 2, 2024, at 6 pm EST, feel free to lurk while I work in this livestream on some comics to start the new year.

I have free phone wallpapers and other goodies coming this year! To get those, join my email newsletter. It’s free and I protect your info.

Get early updates and behind-the-scenes peaks at The Legend of Jamie Roberts by supporting the comic on Ko-fi. You can get exclusive rewards, too!

By the way, commissions will open next week, along with my special announcement. Stay tuned for more.

And finally, be sure to follow my YouTube channel for shorts, videos, and livestreams!

That’s all for now. Thank you for your support.

You. Are. Awesome.

Happy Holidays! Here’s a Free Desktop Wallpaper

Happy holidays! I have here a free desktop wallpaper for you to download – fit for the season.

Now, full disclosure, my Fan Club peeps got the first download. (They also get a ton of other exclusive wallpaper downloads as thanks for their pledges.) This one in particular, though, I went, “This is too cute – everyone should have it!”

So here’s the link to download it from my Ko-Fi shop…

For 2024, I want to offer monthly freebies to folks much like this offering. These freebies would include phone wallpapers and hi-res coloring pages. If you would like to get freebies next year, sign up for the email newsletter! The freebies will be shared there.

To get exclusive phone and desktop wallpapers (and early access to my webcomics to boot!), be sure to pledge on Ko-Fi and become a Fan Club member! If Ko-Fi isn’t your speed, you can pledge directly through my Fan Club Page.

Oh! You can also watch how I drew this wallpaper by checking out two videos: This one shows the pencils and inks while I talk about my Inktober social media experiment…

And here is an archived live stream where I show the coloring process!

That’s all for now. Happy Holidays, and I’ll see you in 2024!

Be safe. Because you. Are. Awesome.

LIVE STREAM – Drawing More Robot Comics

In today’s live stream, starting at 6 pm EST, I’m drawing more robot comics! Feel free to lurk while I work on this project.

To see the previous installment of drawing robot comics, you’re in luck – that live stream is now available for replay.

Would you like to get a shout-out on live streams? Then become a patron! For $5 a month, you get shout-outs on streams AND early access to updates from my webcomics. Plus a lot more perks, like unlimited zines delivered to your inbox. Head to Ko-Fi and the Fan Club for more info.

THINGS THAT MIGHT GET MENTIONED IN THE STREAM:

Also note: next week I’m only streaming on Tuesday. The streaming schedule is going to get a little whacked for a while as we prepare for the Holiday Pop-Up Shop. Stay tuned for updates.

That’s all for now. Thank you for your support!

You. Are. Awesome.

LIVE STREAM – Drawing Commissions

Today, September 26 at 6 pm EDT, feel free to lurk while I work on these commissions! If you would like me to draw you something, I have 7 spots available. More info is below the striking workers’ info.

~~SUPPORT THE WGA AND ACTORS’ STRIKES~~

Make a Donation to the Entertainment Community Fund https://tinyurl.com/wga-sag-aftra 

The Snacklist: Donate to Feed Those On Strike https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/the-snacklist-support-striking-workers 

~~DONATE TO THE EQUALITY TOLEDO FOOD PANTRY, SUPPORT THE UAW STRIKES~~

With major car companies having their workers go on strike, my hometown and the area around it are going to feel the effects the hardest. Here’s the page for Equality Toledo’s Food Pantry, a queer-inclusive food pantry raising funds and food for the workers on strike.

🖌️ I’m available for commissions and freelance work! https://tinyurl.com/kelcicommission for more information. And if you’re ready to book your commission, head over to Ko-Fi.

Are you a member of my Fan Club? You’re getting a special discount on commissions this Sunday! If you would like exclusive discounts on commissions (and other merch!), head over to Ko-Fi and pledge $5 a month or more!

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

You. Are. Awesome.

No More Live Streams??

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.

WHY?

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.

BUT…

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.)

So yeah.

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.