edit: noa was kind enough to point out that my clumsy attempts at adding some fancy colors to my newsletter made it totally unreadable on dark mode, so here's a version of this newsletter that, hopefully, will be actually readable. so sorry about the double-email! thanks, noa!! that's the only change, so if you're using light mode and could read the other email just fine, feel free to disregard this one.
hello! i'm back from my big trip to seattle and alaska (and from the alaska robotics comics camp, which was incredible and i'll write about it in another newsletter or blog post or something at some point, i promise), and i'm here with some very haunted updates for y'all.
that's right! you can once again get your house haunted by yours truly!
i'm trying out a google form-based approach to commissions this time, rather than first-come-first-serve, and hoping that makes things run a bit smoother. i'll have a handful of commission slots open to begin with, and i'll be pulling from the form response pool as more open up. i'm going to be a bit selective with what commissions i take & only take on the ones that really excite me to avoid getting burnt out — if i don't pick yours, don't worry and definitely submit again next time i've got them open!
i'm planning to have this form open until around the end of may, probably. i'm super excited to see what houses y'all have in store for me this time! i'm also always down to do fictional houses from media i'm familiar with — in particular, i would love to draw the cabin from yellowjackets, the church from disco elysium, and/or the martin house from mabel, if anyone's interested in any of those.
so if you want a house haunted, go fill out the form here! all the rules & information are also in the form, and if you have any questions, feel free to email me.
i finally remembered to toss the pdf of haunts onto my itch.io page, so if you missed out on the print version, you can now get all 50+ pages of haunted house art (and the 6-page essay on haunted houses) on your very own computer!
it's up for pay-what-you-want $6+, and there's some free community copies available as well! go grab your copy here!
i also put up a few other new zines:
on whimsy is a 16-page zine about the importance of being a silly little guy who's full of love and building 0.0001% of communism. it's also about optimism, haunted clown dolls, the giant bug from disco elysium, and my goal to make more silly zines without getting bogged down by my perfectionist instincts.
where is everybody is a brand-new 8-page zine made mostly out of found text from wikipedia articles chopped up and rearranged. it's about the fermi paradox, extraterrestrial life, and bad dads.
both of these little zines are available on a sliding scale, so you can pay however much you want for them.
since i've mostly been traveling, and the couple days since i returned home have been spent mostly sleeping (a combination of exhaustion from all the travel and a mild case of covid — i'm feeling mostly better now, though, and testing negative, so don't worry!), i don't have a ton of other new art to show y'all right now, but i hope you enjoy those zines & i'm excited to get back to drawing more haunted houses!
once i have the energy to polish up my alaska/comics camp sketchbook pages, i'll be scanning my sketchbook and posting a pdf of it on my patreon for ouija board level patrons, along with all the photos i took on my travels. haunting + ouija board level patrons also already have access to two posts full of sketches, pictures, and stories from the seattle half of my adventures! if you want a peek at that, you can join my patreon for $5 or $12/month!
as a sneak peek, here's one of those sketchbook pages from seattle!
thanks for your support, and i hope y'all are all doing well! <3