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858 Art for Sale

First up, today's comic (and the next one) features a Patreon backer of a few years who, at his pledge level, gets a walk on appearance into the Bohemian Nights world. (actually now his second appearance). Rob Wingrove. He's a very gifted painter and has an amazing body of work all of which can be seen HERE! And he's a real nice guy.Check out his work. Maybe even buy a print. So let's continue with the saga of my life and where it's heading. After much thought and receiving an amazing outpouring of well wishes as well as a wonderful amount of new Patreons, I will tell you all that I am really going to try hard to keep this comic going. At the moment, it doesn't look like I can quit my day job for the comic...yet. I'm still very hopeful one day (and hopefully before I'm too old to enjoy doing it full time.) I'm trying hard to find another job since the one I have has sucked every inch of my soul out from me and it's only doing me harm staying there. So what does that mean? I guess it means for the next couple of months, Bohemian Nights will still be chugging away but I may have to limit the postings to once a week (TEMPORARILY). I might be able to post more, time permitting. It might be a bit of a sporadic posting but I can assure you that any new comics will still come out Monday or Friday. But yes, my body and mind is in a bad place and I need to get it better. Hopefully a change in my daily work will remedy that, but I'm hoping that a new job will also allow me to work on the comic just as much as now, too. So finding something new that allows that is a bit of a challenge in its own right. In other words, until I make the change, things will be up in the air for a little bit. But if I can't find a better job right away then I'm stuck grinding through the holidays at my call center job which, is the worst time of year there. But I am hopeful I will come out from under this dark cloud by the end of the year. To all those who have pledged their support, both recent as well as long timers, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.Β  I'm not giving up on the comic. It's just in transition and that too shall pass. And to those who can't support the comic through Patreon at this time, I say to you -It's okay. . The last thing I want to do is make anyone feel guilty. -It's only a web comic, after all. And believe me, times are tough everywhere. Besides, you are already helping out in other ways. The comic is very close to cracking the top 100 on the Top Web Comics voting portal. Some of you are giving me great ideas to advertise the comic or showcase my artwork through other apps and portals. Some of you are re posting the comic on social media. Getting the word out is key to it's success. All of which helps. In fact I want to say to everyone I am grateful for any financial support you might be able to throw my way, but by all means only do so if you are able. I guess what I'm trying to say in my late night rambling way is that I'm going through a rough patch right now but I can see coming out of it hopefully better off than I was. I just got to get through it. But it's easier to do when I see all the people who visit the comic and enjoy the content. Your comments of encouragement and well wishes warms my heart. I'm still trying to figure this whole thing out. Well that's it for now. I got some jobs to hunt down next week as well as a doctor's appointment (I got some kind of eye infection going on on top of everything else. -go figure.) So the next post looks to be next Friday again. Thank you again for your understanding and your support. I won't let you down.

12 thoughts on “858 Art for Sale

  1. Wow, buying original art? That’s quite an investment! I’m sure Devon will appreciate the gift though. πŸ™‚

    I can understand where Jeff is coming from, there’s a lot of painting styles out there that I just don’t understand, but generally speaking I keep my opinion to myself if I don’t like it because I know that, in most cases, the artist really put a lot of time and effort into their work. Just like any creative endeavor, not everyone will like the results of your labor, but for those who do, it really makes a difference. πŸ™‚

    Hang in there, Eric, I think most everyone has been going through rough times the past couple of years, so keep sharing and we’ll keep caring, because that’s the best we can do for each other. Shared burdens are lighter, in some fashion or another, and knowing that others understand and/or sympathize makes getting through the tough times easier. I know that I’ve noticed people out in public generally seem to be treating each other with more kindness, and that’s encouraging given the amount of hate & discontent that’s being spread by the media and government. People seem to be tuning out the constant negativity and looking for positive things, like exciting new space exploration news (SpaceX!), material sciences (holy cow are there some incredible new things in development!) and even more domestic things like 3D printed homes! The future looks bright, we just have to put the bad behind us and power through the current ugliness. πŸ™‚

    Happy Friday folks, I hope you have a good weekend, whenever it is for you and wherever you are right now. πŸ™‚

    1. bohemiannightsthecomic

      Thank you for the uplifting words. I know I will get through all this it will just take a little time. πŸ™‚

  2. I love this comic.

    I’ll say that word of mouth is, indeed, great. It’s how I heard about you. ( through another comic as a matter of fact).

    I am *so* glad you’re going to continue it. Rough pat hes suck monkey ass, but there *is* light at the end.

    Thank you for working your butt off for us.

    1. bohemiannightsthecomic

      Thank you so much for the words of encouragement. I will get through this and hopefully better for it.

  3. A Reader from Germany

    Hi Eric,
    I cannot thank you enough for this comic, and I’m looking to find a way to use Patreon, or somesuch, but with 30+ years “in IT” and the last couple years in “IT Security” especially, it’s just… let’s say: “complicated”…

    Meanwhile I shall keep klicking @Topwebcomics!
    7 clicks a week (no account because… well you guessed it) and 5+ clicks if&when I remember to place an additional click when @work
    You almost made Top 100 in October – who knows!

    And I’m bugging everyone with “hey you gotta look at this!” πŸ˜‰

    I’d be fine if you choose to go on hiatus, and from all I read in the comments, “everyone” would, probably. Look after yourself, first and foremost!
    Rather have no comics for a while than none ever again!

    Keeping my fingers crossed that you’ll find a better job soon, been there, done that, got _way_ too many t-shirts πŸ˜‰

    1. bohemiannightsthecomic

      Thank you for your efforts in getting the comic name out there. It is much appreciated. I don’t think I’ll be going on hiatus. It’s not that bad yet, but I think for a little while it will be limited posts until I can get myself into a better position.

  4. You wrote “I may have to limit the postings to once a week”; self-care is vital! Be good to yourself, at a sustainable rate.

    1. bohemiannightsthecomic

      It will only be temporary. I hope to be back up to my normal schedule in a month or two.

  5. bohemiannightsthecomic

    Thank you, everyone for your support and encouragement. I am attempting to work through it. fingers crossed.

  6. I basically just binge read this entire comic over the last 48-72 hours. I’ve really enjoyed the trip, and glad to see things finally swinging Emrys’ direction.

    I really hope things go well between JoJo and Jeff too. They’re so cute together.

  7. A Reader from Germany

    Another thought: the author of “Irregular Webcomic” stepped down from fulltime on his “daytime job” to 4 days a week when his Patreon took off, then 3…
    IIRC – it’s been a while.

    Maybe that’s an option for you as well?

  8. Eric, I hope things are getting better for you. Many webcomics are once a week anyway, and we readers can always count on BN’s being worth the wait.

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