I’ve been off my sabbatical since the beginning of January. Since then, I’ve done my best to work at a pace that is more health-ful. It’s one thing to go 1000mph, but it’s also important to know when to ease off the gas. I had my foot to the floor for too long and paid the price, which was burn out. It took about five months to recover to the point where I can go a little harder without compromising my health. I still made art during those months but at a much slower pace.
Since being off sabbatical, I’ve spent most of my time making comics, namely Fredrikus.
Episodes 18-20 have aired along with the front cover and first page of Issue 2. Go here to check them out.
Episode 21 to air shortly.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to drop me an email by going here.
This week I was a guest on Joshua Pantalleresco’s Just Joshing webcast/podcast. We talked books and comics. It was a great time despite me being awkward for the first bit (my social skills are rusty due to the lockdown).
Anyway, we had a great time and you can check out the episode by going here.
Canister X Mailbag – A.P. Fuchs Books Unboxing – Jan102021:
In this video I unbox some of my own books: Flash Attack, The Canister X Transmission: Year Three, and A Red Dark Night. In an unintended way of being down to earth, you can see my vape unit’s vapor at the beginning of the video. Anyway, enjoy!
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Toward the end of my sabbatical I secretly uploaded some new Fredrikus strips.
We left off at episode 9. Episodes 10-13 are now posted and you can read them by going here.
We’re also not doing the Friday weekly schedule with Fredrikus anymore. We’re just going to be updating the site here and there instead. I know in webcomics it’s important to keep a schedule but I found that didn’t work for me personally so I’m on the whenever schedule with Fredrikus.
Don’t worry, regular content has been–and will be–added as we go along. I have plenty of strips that need coloring so the plan is simply to post the strip once the coloring is done.
Anyway, yes, new Fredrikus content already on the site with more on the way!
And, as usual, if you need to contact me or have a question, please go here and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Status Report: Final Notes from Sabbatical – 010521:
It’s time to draw my sabbatical to a close. It lasted about 5 months, all time spent recovering from burn out.
I’m feeling much better now and my health has improved.
During my sabbatical I was still making art albeit at a much slower pace. I learned some things about myself and about how to approach my creative career going forward.
That said, changes are happening over here in terms of how I approach the art biz and work within it. I made some changes during my sabbatical to test the waters of these new methods and I’m pleased to report I learned a thing or two about how to best go about them.
Thank you for your patience while I got better. I look forward to entertaining you again.
This concludes Status Report: Final Notes from Sabbatical – 010521.