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Hey everyone, I'm still on hiatus but I thought it was important to update you guys on my current situation. I know the hiatus was extremely abrupt and sudden and I didn't give a whole lot of info the first time around. I tend to be a very private person, particularly when things are going badly for me because I don't like people to worry about me, but the fact is my private life is currently very relevant to what's going on now, so I'm forced to let people know exactly what's going on. Recently I was cited with a code violation on my property, and despite trying to reason with the county and fight an extremely unfair ticket, I lost, and as a result I am now stuck with an extremely huge fine until I find some way to fix the situation, which with my current health could take a while. I will have to pay the county $300 bucks a month unless I can find a way out of it, which is what me and my mom have been trying to do these past few weeks and why this hiatus is happening.

So what does this have to do with you guys? Quite a lot, actually. The fact of the matter is I need to move out and get out of this county. This incident is the latest in a long line of blatant violations of my civil rights and unfair harassment. But I can't move out until I start having a steady income. Because I am disabled, I can't get a 'regular job', but I need to start making at least $2000 dollars a month. Currently I only make 10% of that (aka, $200). As a result I need to start doing commissions regularly as well as focus on fixing my home situation. I haven't opened up commissions very often in the past because I have spent most of my working time doing my comics. But that has to change.

First off, I am canceling Queen of Games. I know that is sad news for a few of you, but I have been working on this series for seven years. It was intended to be a replacement for Cardcaptor Torika, but the reality is, despite my best efforts, it has never gained even a fraction of the popularity, and I cannot afford to waste time on something that can't make money. And because it is a doujin, I cannot legally get ad revenue from it. And even if I could the traffic just isn't there. I am very sorry about this. If things ease up I might be able to finish the series out as a fan fiction. I'd thought about doing in the past and writing has always been far faster for me than drawing. But I can't make any guarantees just yet.

Also on the potential chopping block is Sorcerer's Apprentice. Despite all my hard work on getting out volumes 1 and 2 in a timely manner, almost none of you have bought any copies. I have only sold 7 copies of volume 2 total. The money I get from ad revenue is almost nonexistent. I work hard and advertise the series, have tried contests, donation drives, advertisement at conventions and promotions, but y'all don't seem to talk about it, and my readership has never increased that much. I don't blame you guys, clearly I have not created something that excites you guys enough to talk about it or tell your friends and family to read it. So if I don't see some serious increases in traffic, and if I don't sell at least 30 copies of Sorcerer's Apprentice v.1 and 2 altogether by the end of March, the series will be shelved. I really, really don't want to do this, but much like a television show that doesn't get ratings or a movie that doesn't see box office profits, there isn't much sense in investing in a property that doesn't even return your budget. This really shouldn't be a huge surprise since I've been hinting about the subject for months now.

Midnight Menagerie will continue as normal, at least for a while, since I only do one page a week and that only eats up about a day's worth of work, and the readership is much, much higher. However, update days will switch from Tuesday to Friday because I have to cut back my internet travel days to one day a week. I don't have internet at home and instead travel to the library to do updates and respond to emails. But if I don't start selling some issues (seriously guys, they are only $3.99 an issue, is that really that expensive?) then I might only continue until the end of this current story line. Otherwise I will not be picking up any projects unless I am getting paid for them. I will also be increasing my current commission prices in order to accommodate my new situation. This is a pretty desperate situation, and thus it calls for desperate measures.

  • Mood: Remorse
  • Playing: Final Fantasy VI
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Hey everyone, I have some bad news. You may have already seen the announcements on Sorcerer's Apprentice and Midnight Menagerie, but in case you didn't I'm laying it out all here. For the next month or more I am going on hiatus. And when I mean hiatus, I mean hiatus of all projects. This means my webcomics, Queen of Games, my commissioned projects, my fan fictions, even daily sketches on Tumblr. The reason for this is because a big thing I had hoped wouldn't happen did, and to avoid going homeless I need to fix a couple of things in real life. In addition to not updating projects I will also be only going online once a week. I won't be commenting, faving or anything on DA. And I probably won't be replying to comments until the hiatus is over. I am very sorry for all this but it cannot be helped in any way. Thanks for all your support and patience and I hope everyone can understand.
  • Playing: Ar Tonelico
Mad Dog 2 Cover by Nasdreks
Mad Dog 2 Cover
The official cover for Chapter 4 of Midnight Menagerie. As always, if you want to read the comic, just go to the site Midnight Menagerie

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Or, why Queen of Games sometimes takes forever to update.

I plan to have new Queen of Games pages up this Friday. I know I'm really bad about consistantly updating Queen of Games, and there are a couple of reasons for that. At any given time I am working on anywhere from 4-10 projects that are in various states of completion. For example right now I've got two original web comics (Sorcerer's Apprentice and Midnight Menagerie) an ongoing Fan Fiction, a job doing character designs and sprites for a game, and currently, a new cosplay I want to debut at Denver Comic Con. And on top of that Queen of Games. Why do I do so many projects at once? Particularly since I have such bad health? Partially, I need to have multiple projects as a way to motivate myself. If I try to buckle down and work on one thing at a time, it gets tedious and I get bored, so things go even slower. Another has to do with my health. Some steps are more or less plausible based off of how I am feeling. On days when my back is killing me, it's easier to sit and type with my laptop. Yay! That means new fan fiction updates. Oh crap, I only slept for an hour and a half last night? Whelp, that means panel layout because that takes next to no thinking!  And so on and so forth.

The other factor is based off of money. Because I am disabled, but currently not on disability (this is what happens when you have a difficult to diagnose autoimmune disease and a series of doctors who seem like they've never seen a real human before) that means my only sources of income is the rent I get from my mom and the pittance I get from commissions and ad revenue. Since Queen of Games doesn't get ad revenue (it's based off a copyrighted property and I don't want to run into the migraines Little Kuriboh seems to constantly be dealing with) Queen of Games is literally last on my list of priorities. It's not that I don't love the series, or the characters, or that I don't have fun working on it (most of the time). It's just I have kooky hobbies like eating and having running water, thus what pays gets worked on first. So if you're ever wondering why 'so and so' series is updating before Queen of Games, or why some projects go MONTHS without updating, this is why.

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  • Mood: Neutral
  • Reading: Wicked Lovely
  • Watching: Sailor Moon: Crystal
  • Playing: Ar Tonelico
MM Page 90 Preview by Nasdreks
MM Page 90 Preview
This is it, the moment you've been waiting for since mister furball showed up in this chapter: just who is the werewolf? This will either be an 'I new it!' moment or a 'Dude, no way!' moment. Either way this is how the chapter ends. To see the reveal in glorious color, simple go to Midnight Menagerie

(C) Bwillett
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Hey everyone, I'm still on hiatus but I thought it was important to update you guys on my current situation. I know the hiatus was extremely abrupt and sudden and I didn't give a whole lot of info the first time around. I tend to be a very private person, particularly when things are going badly for me because I don't like people to worry about me, but the fact is my private life is currently very relevant to what's going on now, so I'm forced to let people know exactly what's going on. Recently I was cited with a code violation on my property, and despite trying to reason with the county and fight an extremely unfair ticket, I lost, and as a result I am now stuck with an extremely huge fine until I find some way to fix the situation, which with my current health could take a while. I will have to pay the county $300 bucks a month unless I can find a way out of it, which is what me and my mom have been trying to do these past few weeks and why this hiatus is happening.

So what does this have to do with you guys? Quite a lot, actually. The fact of the matter is I need to move out and get out of this county. This incident is the latest in a long line of blatant violations of my civil rights and unfair harassment. But I can't move out until I start having a steady income. Because I am disabled, I can't get a 'regular job', but I need to start making at least $2000 dollars a month. Currently I only make 10% of that (aka, $200). As a result I need to start doing commissions regularly as well as focus on fixing my home situation. I haven't opened up commissions very often in the past because I have spent most of my working time doing my comics. But that has to change.

First off, I am canceling Queen of Games. I know that is sad news for a few of you, but I have been working on this series for seven years. It was intended to be a replacement for Cardcaptor Torika, but the reality is, despite my best efforts, it has never gained even a fraction of the popularity, and I cannot afford to waste time on something that can't make money. And because it is a doujin, I cannot legally get ad revenue from it. And even if I could the traffic just isn't there. I am very sorry about this. If things ease up I might be able to finish the series out as a fan fiction. I'd thought about doing in the past and writing has always been far faster for me than drawing. But I can't make any guarantees just yet.

Also on the potential chopping block is Sorcerer's Apprentice. Despite all my hard work on getting out volumes 1 and 2 in a timely manner, almost none of you have bought any copies. I have only sold 7 copies of volume 2 total. The money I get from ad revenue is almost nonexistent. I work hard and advertise the series, have tried contests, donation drives, advertisement at conventions and promotions, but y'all don't seem to talk about it, and my readership has never increased that much. I don't blame you guys, clearly I have not created something that excites you guys enough to talk about it or tell your friends and family to read it. So if I don't see some serious increases in traffic, and if I don't sell at least 30 copies of Sorcerer's Apprentice v.1 and 2 altogether by the end of March, the series will be shelved. I really, really don't want to do this, but much like a television show that doesn't get ratings or a movie that doesn't see box office profits, there isn't much sense in investing in a property that doesn't even return your budget. This really shouldn't be a huge surprise since I've been hinting about the subject for months now.

Midnight Menagerie will continue as normal, at least for a while, since I only do one page a week and that only eats up about a day's worth of work, and the readership is much, much higher. However, update days will switch from Tuesday to Friday because I have to cut back my internet travel days to one day a week. I don't have internet at home and instead travel to the library to do updates and respond to emails. But if I don't start selling some issues (seriously guys, they are only $3.99 an issue, is that really that expensive?) then I might only continue until the end of this current story line. Otherwise I will not be picking up any projects unless I am getting paid for them. I will also be increasing my current commission prices in order to accommodate my new situation. This is a pretty desperate situation, and thus it calls for desperate measures.

  • Mood: Remorse
  • Playing: Final Fantasy VI

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Bwillett
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I am an Industrial Designer/Comic Artist. I have been doing comics since high school and my first series in the Doujinshi Cardcaptor Torika.

I currently have two ongoing series The Sorcerer's Apprentice and The Queen of Games

Interests: Mythology, History, Biology, Politics, Anime, Video Games, Fantasy, Shonen-Ai, Western Animation, Western Comicbooks

Fandoms: Cardcaptor Sakura, Yugi-Oh, Soul Eater, Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji), Kingdom Hearts, Pokemon, Legend of Zelda, Harvest Moon, Final Fantasy, Disney, Batman Beyond, Mel Brooks, Jim Henson

Current Residence: I don't remember
Favourite genre of music: Rock/Showtunes/Classical
Operating System: devil system windows
Wallpaper of choice: Cardcaptors Theme I downloaded from the official site
Favourite cartoon character: Yue/Zelgadis/Guru Clef(Rayearth Version)/Fai
Personal Quote: I put the fun in Disfunctional
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you for the favorites, it really means bunches to me that you enjoy my artwork! I invite you to add me to your watch so that you can see all the future beaded and stitched pieces I have planned!
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CJManson Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Happy New Year, Nasdreks! :D
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Nasdreks Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Same to you, sweety!
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Dynamoace Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
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Nasdreks Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Same to you Dynamo! Always wishing you all the best! :hug:
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KoudelkaW Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Happy Birthday! :cake:
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Nasdreks Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks sweetie!
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Marinta Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Shit its your birthday already! I was gonna draw you something too!

Well, regardless of me be horrid of telling dates;

Happy Birthday Nasdreks! Or Bwillet, whichever! I hope today is as great as you are <333
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Nasdreks Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
I appreciate your good wishes!
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DrakeTheDuelist Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
:party:  Happy Birthday, Nasdreks!  :hug:
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