Continuing on from my previous blog entry and after a few more weeks of thought, I have decided to put Crazy Sunshine on indefinite hiatus while I grab real life by the balls and kick it around some. I am not going to write a wall of text justifying why, but it all comes down to the fact that over the next year I have to study my butt off, find a new job, and move to a new house.
I also believe my artwork is plateauing with diminishing returns rather than slowly improving by focusing on nothing but comics, so I would like to take some time off to expand my abilities and work on my artistic foundations a lot more. Sadly, I cannot do all of this while updating the comic, so I will be cutting it out of my life until I have the time, money and skill to start it up again.
I’m going to answer some asks I received on Tumblr, so please give it a read! Thanks for submitting such great questions!
What is going to happen to the website and the comic?
The Germination chapter of ORIGINS has come to a close, but the Crazy Sunshine website and all of its comics and features will stay intact.
There’s even going to be an extra three weeks of comics from next week onwards, because I believe you guys deserve it for sticking around this long.
Look forward to them!
After those three pages are updated, I will slowly be changing the site’s layout, and making the comics simply a feature, not the giving them the spotlight.
There will be a splash page with links to the gallery, blog and comics, and the site will focus more on my portfolio and blog rather than comics.
The Crazy Sunshine Wiki will be fully updated up to the end of GERMINATION, and other social media sites like Twitter and Tumblr will change to focus more on my artwork, so please keep them favourited!
What is going to happen to you?
I will still be in Japan, mainly studying and spending time with my friends before I look for a new job and apartment.
Without being nagged to draw comics every day, I will be focusing on drawing and writing outside of the box.
Illustrations, fan art, short stories, and more.
What about the Patreon campaign?
The Patreon page was haphazardly created created for fans to support the comic through monthly donations.
According to Google Analytics, if every reader chipped in $1 a month, then I would be able to support myself and keep making comics.
Sadly, not even 1% of readers donated, and none of the milestones were reached, which means I have to look for an actual job, resulting in this hiatus.
For those readers who did donate, I cannot thank you enough.
However, I will be editing the Patreon page to reflect artwork in general.
If you still want to donate after the change, you will get to see more than just the final pieces, and also get to chat and hang out with me over Skype!
More information on this will be updated on the Patreon page in time.
Thanks to everyone who supported Crazy Sunshine so far, and as I said above, there will still be weekly content released until the end of July to compensate for this month’s payment.
Please look forward to it!
When is the comic coming back?
As I mentioned before, I don’t know! Whenever I have the time, money and artistic skills that I am comfortable and confident with.
Heck, maybe it won’t even be a comic when it comes back! Evolving creativity, yo!
You were such an inspiration, dude. How can I keep in touch with you?
I will try to update fairly frequently on the site with new art and blog entries about my daily life.
But if you have them, there’s also Twitter and Tumblr, so please follow me to keep in the loop! Send me some messages from time to time, too!
A huge thank you to everyone who read and supported Crazy Sunshine from the start until this break! It’s been a very long and exhausting three years. Wish me luck, and hopefully see you around!