Getting Back To The Basics. July 2nd, 2016

Getting Back To The Basics. July 2nd, 2016
by Julia KaNeko 2nd Jul 2016, 5:15 PM
Julia KaNeko

Getting Back To The Basics

July 2nd, 2016

Hello everyone. Julia KaNeko here and I’m doing this blog just to cover some ground on what the hell’s been going on during my long absence. Yeah, I know, it’s been a very long time since I’ve updated on here; by that I mean, it’s been a long time since I’ve worked on the comic in a constant way. When I first decided on making this remake of a comic (because I had done the original just for me and my friends back when I was in high school) I promised myself that I would try and get past book two, because I had so many wonderful ideas, stories, character development and such for the comic series, but… Stuff happened, and that “stuff” was actually “life.” I’ll be honest with you, life is not easy. It’s full of obstacles that can either help you, hinder you, or both. I learned a lot the hard way as soon as I moved out years ago… It’s 2016 now, 24 and… Unfortunately, this year hasn’t been the greatest for me. Heh… As I’m typing this, it just… It feels like the words are getting more and more difficult to type, but I know I gotta keep going. I can’t give up here and now. Which is why I’m really trying to get back to this comic, because I WANT to and so many people want more themselves.I never thought that… When I did this comic, I just did it so I could tell a story and never thought that anyone would look at it or find any interest in it, but people do. At least over 200 people! 200 people on the “A Simple Life” Facebook fan page, and even the small handful of people who subscribe to me on here. I never thought that so many people would like my art or the jumbled story I was telling with this silly characters I made. It… It made me feel really happy. That’s why I want to try and continue to update “A Simple Life.” It’ll be slow, at least for the time being, but once I get a rhythm going, hopefully I can have a scheduled update or something going on. With that being said, here are some things that I plan to try and make happen:

Updating Comic Layout

This will be a little difficult to do, but I’m gonna update the webcomic page design, starting with that banner. It’s looooong overdue for a makeover. I don’t know how to do things, like change buttons or other custom things, but if there is someone who is willing to help me, I would truly be grateful for their assistance immensely. I want the page to have a nice, simplistic look.

Supporting “A Simple Life

This one is something I’ve been thinking about for a while now. Conveniently enough, Patreon may be the answers to this. If I have enough people supporting my work on Patreon, well, that would be awesome, but at the same time, I don’t want people getting the wrong idea—that I’m doing this comic for profit. No, no. I love doing “A Simple Life” to tell a story, but having “Patrons” giving their support every month would be awesome, because I am a tradition artist and those funds could go towards more supplies and whatnot. I’ve looked at the site itself and I guess for whatever amount, I give a reward? Like, for a $1, I could be like “Thank you for your support to ‘A Simple Life’! Your name will be featured in the comic as a shout out to your awesomeness”! or something along those lines, yeah? This will be a fun little warm-up exercise for me; thinking about Patreon goals and their rewards.

Commission Work

Besides the comic, I also do commission work as well. I guess people like my work so much, they want me to do some art for them, which I think is pretty neat, because we’ll both be getting something out of it. They get their art piece, and I challenge myself by working with characters I’ve never worked with before. If interested or have any questions about commission work, please, feel free to message me here on ComicFury or email me at JuliaKaNeko92@gmail.com

Man, I really did type out a lot of stuff, huh? Well, it’s kinda been a while and felt like I had to type a lot just so I can cover some ground. Thank you for reading this! Hopefully I can try and do this more.

Follow Me on Social Media!!

If you’re all caught up on the comic, why not follow me on Social Media so you’ll constantly be in the know about stuff?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/A-Simple-Life-140032319412616/?fref=ts

Twitter: @Lady_KaNeko

Follow “A Simple Life” and their non-canon shenanigans in their “Ask A Simple Life” blog on Tumblr? It’ll be fun! http://askasimplelife.tumblr.com/

When A Simple Life isn’t being worked on, I do Let’s Plays with my husband on YouTube, called “Man and Lady Do a Thing”! Check out our videos so far and subscribe to us, won’t you? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR4efdLeKqZlWSUkFWC5wIg

 

Thanks for reading!!