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  • 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.


  • Status Report – 060220

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    Status Report – 060220:

    This morning, a new chapter of Zomtropolis was posted to Patreon. Please go here to start reading this post-apocalyptic futuristic tale.

    As for today, today’s main jobs include Web work, which I typically call “back-end work,” that is, stuff done out of the public eye. After these tasks are complete, I have an idea of what I’m going to get into for the remainder of the day but, like all things, sometimes you just have to wait and see what the day brings.

    Yesterday, we began piecing together this week’s edition of The Canister X Transmission. This will be worked on throughout the week. The Long Year Five is almost over! Another couple issues and it’s on to Year Six, which brings a new format and way of constructing the newsletter. Please go here to subscribe and stay current with what’s going on in my mad world of making books and comics.

    In general news, we’re doing okay today. A bit sore and a bit foggy, but we’re in the chair working because that’s what we do here.

    Have a good day, dear reader.

    This has been your Status Report for 060220.


  • Status Report – 060120

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    Status Report – 060120:

    Pictured above is my garden and it was set up this weekend. It was a lot of grunt work as we had to build the box (Friday) then fill it then plant in it (weekend), but work worth doing in our effort to make Axiom-man Central more self-sustaining. The garden has also now become a kind of getaway for me. I can go out there, inspect the plants, see if the soil needs watering, and just have time with nature.

    I’m a little sore today and a little tired after a busy weekend, but whatever.

    On today’s agenda is finishing up an episode of Fredrikus that is slated to air in a couple weeks, maybe three. I don’t know. I don’t have the interface in front of me at the moment. Read the current strips by going here.

    Also today, my friend and fellow cartoonist, Max West, launched his new webcomic. It’s called Poison Ivy Gulch and you can read the first strip right here.

    Have a good day.

    This has been your Status Report for 060120.


  • Status Report – 052820

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    Status Report – 052820:

    A few things –

    1) The Patreon edition of Fredrikus posted today. The non-Patreon edition posts tomorrow. (The Fredrikus Patreon edition posts a day early.)

    2) As per the pic above, my Instagram has become an art channel so please consider following me there for art posts.

    3) This weekend’s edition of The Canister X Transmission is mostly written and will go out Saturday.

    4) Today will mostly be spent making comics as part of our effort to do One Thing at a Time.

    5) I made spring rolls last night.

    This has been your Status Report for 052820.