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So here’s what’s going on…
There are some things I need to take care of. Some family business and some stuff pertaining to the comic and the Drinker’s Hell game, and unfortunately I also have my crappy day job as well. (Oh…and sleep…and depression…which I guess for right now go hand in hand). And there just doesn’t seem like there’s enough time in the day for everything, even though I try desperately to fit it all in. So, it looks like, at least until the end of the month (for 3 weeks) Bohemian Nights will only be posting twice a week (Monday and Friday). This should give me the time I need to deal with the business at hand here at home and hopefully catch up on the comic as well (since I’m only running with no buffer at the moment).
Okay, that was the good news. The bad news is that the two comics a week posting might be permanent. This is not for lack of wanting to do the comic. I LOVE doing this comic. I would love to create more comics --time and money permitting. But doing this comic for nearly two years has drained me, both in time and in money. I have tried so hard and believed so strongly that Bohemian Nights would start to take off about now, but after four conventions and countless advertising, the comic has gained almost no traction since its premier. This is not to discount my loyal and absolutely wonderful core readers out there who DO visit this comic week in and week out. I am truly grateful for your viewership and support! But the money has run out and I am no closer to escaping my day job and doing what I think I was meant to do with my life, that of creating art for people to enjoy.
I don’t want to burn out and stop the comic completely. That’s why a drop down to posting twice a week may have to suffice for the time being. It’s not my first choice. (Hell, my first choice would be to have the time and money to post 5 days a week!!!) But I have reached the point where it just might be my only choice, and I hate it. I wish I could devote more time to this.
I’m not good at asking people for anything. I’m not good at promoting myself too well either. --This is why I’ll never get a job doing sales. But if you enjoy the comic…if you appreciate all the work I put into putting this out there every week…if you want to help, please click on my Patreon account below. All artists want to do is create art for other people to enjoy. Becoming a Parton helps in this goal, even if it’s just a little bit. Bohemian Nights will never be a pay to read web-comic. The comic will always be free. But if you want to help, This is a great way to do that.
This is just one possible way that you can help. Can’t afford it right now? That’s okay too. Maybe just pass the word along, send a link to a web comic reviewer or chat room. Let someone know the comic exists and you like it. Click on the voting button daily (on the right of the comic). This pushes the comic up the ladder. The closer it is to the first page (the first 100 titles) the more likely people will see it and check it out. Even your comments can help motivate me so much. I can’t even begin to describe what it’s like to have someone I’ve never met take the time to write me and tell me how they enjoy the comic. (I’m looking at you, Grace, Johnny, Yuki, and Allen)
So that’s where I’m at right now. A few weeks of two posts a week to finish up some other business then assess whether or not I can continue with the old posting schedule or not. I don’t know how other web comic artists are able to do this and not get sucked into deep depression each week. Trying to be creative and following one’s dreams is a hard road to walk on some times.
An old friend of mine wrote a song where one line of it just about sums it up. “Passions price is frustration with life.”
I may be down right now, but I’m still swinging.
See ya Friday...