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  • The Daily Schedule of a Writer/Artist 2

    Since recovering from being ill–and I’m still recovering–here’s what my current daily schedule looks like:

    Wake up and pet the dogs. I’m usually up before everybody else.

    Post my daily Good Morning post on Facebook and give the day’s positivity rating. The rating is given based on how I feel at that exact moment.

    Make coffee.

    Have a small bite to eat.

    Have coffee and surf the feeds and check email, taking note of which ones I need to respond to later.

    By now Melinda is up so I have more coffee and spend time with her before she has to go to work.

    Work on the current project. As of this writing, it’s proofing the galley for the reissue of REDEMPTION OF THE DEAD.

    Break

    Non-committal work. By this I mean work I can do and get done but not share with anybody yet (i.e. a blog post, the newsletter, YouTube video, etc.).

    Break

    Work on the current project.

    Break

    Review and share the non-committal work

    Personal tasks (i.e. personal correspondence, bills, etc.).

    Break

    Nap

    I may or may not call it a day at this point. Depends what time it is. Melinda gets off work at 4:30 and then it’s time to get ready for supper.

    Evening walk with Melinda and then a quick walk with the dogs.

    Chill out time.

    Bed.


  • Not Dead Yet

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    I haven’t blogged here in nearly a year, which makes me a hypocrite because I used to stress blogging fairly frequently. Thing is, I fell ill again and had to put a full stop on most things while I recovered. I was able to pick at odds and ends but wasn’t able to get back into the full swing of things.

    Over the past few weeks I’ve been as productive as ever and finally brought some book stuff out of the darkness and into the light. I did a lot of work and the following is an update as to where my various projects are at.

    In no particular order:

    Giganti-gator Death Machine: Triple Feature – with the editor.
    The Canister X Transmission: Year Four – with the formatter.
    The Canister X Transmission: The Long Year Five – with the formatter.

    Expected release: Summer 2022

    Reissues:

    Blood of the Dead – with the formatter.
    Possession of the Dead – with the formatter.
    Redemption of the Dead – beginning of final proofread.
    Surprise Project – In pieces but not in a bad way. Just need to assemble everything and write something for it.

    Expected release: Fall 2022

    The Axiom-man Saga:

    The Summoning – to be written soon.
    Episode No. 4: Transformations – to be written.
    New Dawn – to be written.

    These three Axiom-man books will be written back-to-back because these three stories are The Battle of Power Trilogy, so essentially one story told over three parts. My goal is to have them out by Winnipeg Comic Con in the fall. I know the above looks like a lot and overshooting the year but you have to remember what these projects are and how close each one is to being finished.

    Other items:

    Fredrikus – I have one episode inked and ready for scanning. The comic is temporarily on the backburner while I finish up the above.
    The Canister X Transmission: The Very Long Year Six – I plan to resume the newsletter at a later date. I want to wait until I’m fully back up and running so I have something to write to you every week.
    YouTube – I have a package here at Axiom-man Central that I want to do an unboxing video for so look for that soon. I also plan to make more videos once I’m fully back in the saddle.
    Canister X – I’ll blog when I can and when I have something to say.

    And there you have it: A complete picture of what’s happening with various projects on the go. Let’s hope my health keeps up.

    Cheers.

    ~APF


  • Status Report: Notes from Sabbatical – 110220

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    Status Report: Notes from Sabbatical – 110220:

    We’re still on the mend here at Axiom-man Central. Things are moving along but at a much slower pace. Secret Project No. 3 has been taking up most of my time art-wise, and resting has been taking up most of my time self-care-wise.

    I can’t believe it’s already November. I had so many plans for 2020–as, I’m sure, a lot of you did–but 2020 has been one gong show after another so, unfortunately, I know my year-long plans won’t be completed like I would like, which is disheartening. Nevertheless, things are still getting done so I’ll take that as a win.

    This concludes Status Report: Notes from Sabbatical – 110220.


  • Secret Project No. 3 Update

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    It’s been decided that I’m dusting off the notebook for Secret Project No. 3. I wrote it a long time ago and now it’s time to turn it into a piece of art for you to enjoy.

    What Secret Project No. 3 is, is my little secret until reveal (however, the details of this project were revealed on the Behind the Scenes tier on Patreon).

    I’m confident you guys are going to dig it when it comes out.

    Onward.


  • On Getting Unstuck with Ideas

    Ideas are a funny thing. Sometimes they come to you fully formed; other times they’re a few ingredients short of a full recipe.

    This happened to me recently.

    If you know me, you know I operate on a Loose Skeleton approach to ideas. An idea comes but it’s often missing the main tissues that connects the whole thing and forms a complete picture.

    Yesterday (I think), a skeleton of an idea for Project Rebuild grew some muscle and took shape. After, I was able to step back and take a good look at that shape and see if it was viable or not.

    It was.

    There are still some finer points that need to grow on this idea, things like its skin and overall aesthetics, but the bulk of the idea is complete and, I suspect, the rest will be sorted out on the drawing board.

    Here’s the point: Don’t dismiss an idea just because it’s missing its meat and potatoes. Like any meal, it all begins in the kitchen as loose parts that will later be combined to make a dish. Some ingredients you have in your pantry, some are hidden away at the back of the shelf, others you need to go to the store for.

    Bottom line: Write the idea down and let your subconscious do the work of adding more things to the pot and getting it cooking. You’ll be surprised as to what comes out.


  • Status Report – 061520

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    Status Report – 061520:

    This morning, I uploaded a new chapter of Zomtropolis to Patreon. In this chapter, we meet the girl of our story. You can start reading the book and also get access to the entirety of Gigantigator Death Machine by going here.

    Went nuts yesterday and binged Project Rebuild and crossed a major hurdle. Basically, the galley review of the new edition of Blood of the Dead is now complete.

    Today, I plan to do some comic stuff but I’m not sure in which capacity as I have a couple items sitting in Photoshop that need completion.

    I also need to take a gander at the new format for The Canister X Transmission because we completed The Long Year Five over the weekend and Year Six starts this Saturday. Please join us by going here.

    We also have some backend things to attend to but I’m not sure on the order just yet. One thing at a time.

    If you have any questions, please contact me here.

    This has been your Status Report for 061520.


  • Status Report – 061120

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    Status Report – 061120:

    It’s been primarily cloudy up here in the Great White North over the past few days, which suits me just fine as I prefer cloudy days to sunny ones. This isn’t an indicator of mood but rather I find cloudy days cozy.

    The ol’ brain is still coming online as I type this so I’m not 100% sure how the day is going to shape up. I might take a break from Project Rebuild today because I have a few items that need to head out the door in the near future, namely the final issue of The Long Year Five for The Canister X Transmission. It’s mostly written but I need to add a bit more to fill the double issue. Though we’re getting down to the wire on it, if there’s something you’d like to see in Issue 260, please drop me a line so I can include it.

    We’re still ahead of scheduling in regards to Fredrikus, but I have a fresh page scanned in and prepped for coloring so we might venture into that today. A new episode airs tomorrow so go here to get caught up.

    Yesterday, a new article went up on Patreon, this one getting into whether one should keep a creative schedule or not. That can be accessed here via the essays tier.

    This has been your Status Report for 061120.


  • Status Report – 060820

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    Status Report – 060820:

    I hope everyone had a good weekend.

    This morning, we put our effort and energy into Project Rebuild, then we ran a business errand, then promoted Fredrikus on Ello, got a start on this week’s double issue of The Canister X Transmission–in which we celebrate the end of The Long Year Five–then got onto this blog. What’s after, if anything, I don’t know. As usual, we’re still fooling around with new workflows due to COVID-19 and the new paradigm.

    Regarding this week’s upcoming edition of The Canister X Transmission, the invite is there if there is anything you want to see in that issue. Please shoot me a note sooner rather than later so I can try and include it.

    Sitting on the drawing board, at present, is Episode 18 of Fredrikus. I believe it’s Episode 4 that is set to air this Friday. It’s a two-parter giving more of a backdrop to Fredrikus’s way of life in the After Time of Earth. Go here to get caught up and be sure to tune in this Friday for the episode.

    Stay well. Stay safe.

    This has been your Status Report for 060820.


  • Project Rebuild Update

    Project Rebuild Update:

    This is just a note to say that Project Rebuild has resumed. A few health lapses put the project on hold as well as a few things outside of my control. The good news is my health is in a better place so I’m able to dedicate the appropriate amount of time to it. The main goal is still to have Project Rebuild be the overarching project for 2020. The only thing that has changed are the specifics to the timeline (like release dates).

    Anyway, I’m eager to get back into this because it’s an important piece of my overall publishing puzzle.


  • Status Report – 052720

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    Status Report – 052720:

    We’re a little off today but nothing too bad. Namely just tired.

    This morning we uploaded a new episode of Fredrikus both to Patreon and to the main comic site. This episode will air in early June.

    I’m also giving thought to Project Rebuild and a loose timeline for it since 2020 as a whole screwed up the original schedule. I have a skeleton of a timeline and I think having a quasi-rigid/quasi-fluid structure to it is a good move at this juncture. I’ll try not to throw out any dates in case 2020 has more surprises but I will do my best on my end to be timely with the whole thing.

    On the agenda for today is making more comics and I think I know what next week is going to generally look like as well. In the meantime, need to finish off the current week.

    Anyway, here are some links to some terrific creators. You’d do well to check out their work.

    This has been your Status Report for 052720.