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.
December is here. And it came too quickly. The days have been rocketing by.
I’m working again but via a different schedule (the sabbatical one). I’m still recovering from burn out so am taking the time in the off-hours for self-care. But in the on hours, I’m getting things done.
Speaking of which, I have some spots to fill in my freelance schedule so if you have need of an experienced editor and/or book cover designer, I’m your man. I’ve helped bring 170+ projects to life and always keep the author’s vision in mind.
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.
I’m still taking things day by day. I really burnt myself out good so am simply easing my way back into creating and doing some of the peripheral tasks for it (like tweaking stories).
I honestly don’t know how long this burn out will last. I’ve been burnt out before and it took months to recover. Couple that with my chronic health issues and I don’t know when things will get back to normal. All I can do is try and put one foot in front of the other.
I’m still taking on freelance work, however, and that work gets priority over the other things I’ve been doing so if you’re looking for an editor, I’m available. Please see my rates page here.
Anyway, just wanted to keep everyone in the loop.
This concludes Status Report: Notes from Sabbatical – 100120.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, Winnipeg Comiccon 2020 has been postponed.
I was looking forward to tabling at the show but directives from the Government of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg state the show can no longer take place on the planned dates (October 30 – November 1, 2020). Instead, as per Winnipeg Comiccon’s email, the show has been rescheduled for October 29 – 31, 2021 and I’ll be tabling there on those dates (unless something changes beyond my or Winnipeg Comiccon’s control).
Thank you for your understanding. Hope to see you all in 2021!
On top of 2020 putting a wrench into my plans, I simply burnt myself out going 1000mph and wrecked my health as a result. It took all of August to rest up enough to start working again, and by working, I mean getting back into creativity. The difference now–and due to being careful with my health–is I’m working at a much slower pace.
I know you’re used to regular content from me, but that’s something I cannot provide right now. Right now the goal is to ease back into creating and go at a pace that doesn’t destroy me.
I’m feeling a lot better after a month’s rest, but I still have a ways to go in terms of recovery so self-care has been the priority these days and I’m taking things one day at a time, sometimes even one moment at a time.
There are no deadlines. There are no promises. Just simply creating art for the joy of it and telling you about it when appropriate.
Anyway, I hope you are all doing well.
This concludes Status Report: Notes from Sabbatical – 090420.
This was the note I sent to my patrons not long ago indicating this and I’m posting it here for archival purposes. The Patreon page is now closed and so is access to the content.
After this Thursday, I will have fulfilled my Patreon tier fulfillment for this month, which means as of August 1, no new content will be added.
I have also decided to use Patreon’s feature of unlaunching a creator’s page. According to Patreon, this will suspend renewal payments and access to my creator page. However, the good news is if at some point in the future I want to have a Patreon page again, I can relaunch the page.
I plan on unlaunching the creator page on July 31.
Feel free to leave questions or comments in the thread below.