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  • Status Report: Final Notes from Sabbatical – 010521

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    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.


  • Status Report: Notes from Sabbatical – 120420

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    Status Report: Notes from Sabbatical – 120420:

    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.

    For my rates and other services, please go here.

    Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to working with you.

    This concludes Status Report: Notes from Sabbatical – 120420.


  • 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.


  • Status Report: Notes from Sabbatical – 100120

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    Status Report: Notes from Sabbatical – 100120:

    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.


  • Status Report: Notes from Sabbatical – 090420

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    Status Report: Notes from Sabbatical – 090420:

    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.


  • Status Report – 070120

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    Status Report – 070120:

    On this Canada Day, we’re at the desk getting some work done despite having some brain fog. It’s a stat holiday for most folks, but I never take those off because my chosen profession is based on deadlines and each day off further delays those deadlines.

    Which is fine, me working.

    Making art is how I prefer to spend my time anyway. But as for you, if you have today off, go easy, take a breath, and recharge so you’re ready for the remainder of the week.

    This morning, I posted a new chapter of Zomtropolis to Patreon. You can read it–and get caught up–by going here.

    Now back to work.

    This has been your Status Report for 070120.


  • Status Report – 062520

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    Status Report – 062520:

    It’s a warm day here in Winnipeg. A couple cups of coffee have been had and I’m gearing up for the rest of the work day.

    We’ve also initiated Mostly Broadcast Mode over here and have been spending little–if any–time on the social feeds. Sometimes it gets to be too much and one needs to step back and focus on the work.

    This weekend’s edition of The Canister X Transmission is partially written so that needs to be completed before it goes out Saturday. Also, a new episode of Fredrikus is set to air for tomorrow.

    Today’s agenda involves making more comics.

    This has been your Status Report for 062520.


  • 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.