It’s a new year, and a fresh start on new possibilities! I’m going to do my best this year to get everything caught up, and move into new territory!
Last year saw the establishment of Various Happenings as a weekly comic and a dramatic growth in readership, as well as a lot more business from commissions and the like. We met two of our yearly goals, as well! Having 100 unique hits on our sites per week, and finishing a chapter of VH (in this case, Ch.03 - Stripesocks (Part 2).
Unfortunately, my third goal for the comic, merchandising, never materialized due to me having to focus on commissions and generally just keeping the comic running. However, I do have some plans, and perhaps they’ll coalesce this year. I’ll do my best to make that happen.
I’m still catching up on Patreon materials, sadly and I made a few mistakes which slowed down my ability to get what I needed to get done, but you live and you learn and I’m hoping that with a little luck and some hard work, we’ll finally be settled out on all accounts early this year. I’m so grateful for all the support you’ve all given me, and I’ll do my best to keep up production in 2018. Seriously, it makes me so happy to know that you all want me to do the things that I do.
I’ve also been trying to keep in contact with my family more and quell my anxiety and anger issues. It’s been tough, but I feel like this year I’m going to do a lot better on it and a lot of things I’ve had on my mind have been addressed or are at least, not as bad as they were before.
I’m going to make this year the best that I can! And I hope all of you do, too! ^v^
Announcements and Business
Regular commissions are OPEN! I need the money for rent and website expenses! If you need pricing info for my regular commissions, please check the site for details: http://foxsaliant.com/Commission.htm#SCom
If you have any questions, feel free to run it by me! Note me at any of my galleries or by e-mailing me at commission(at)foxsaliant.com.
As always, I would like to send out my thanks to everyone who supports my Patreon! Not much to say this week aside from I’m going to be working on things!
There is a Fox Saliant Studios/Various Happenings discord channel!
Please message me if you want an invite!
Onto the list...!
Commissions, Paid Work & Patreon Items
Trading Places (Nori) [INV-215] Finished!
EDB Icons (Patreon) Not started yet. Information acquired and ready.
Ceejay Icons (Patreon) Not started yet. Information acquired and ready.
Eddie and Kennie’s Date (Ryou) Part 1 [INV-216] Not started Part 2 [INV-217] Not started
A Super Team-Up! (Cole) [INV-218] Not started
Character Sheet: Tiff (Azure Dreamer) [INV-219] Not started
A Stiff Breeze (Razor Breeze) [INV-224] Not started
Working Hard or Hardly Working (KlinKitty) [INV-226] Not started
Home Alone (Remixer) [INV-227] Not started
Just Eevee Things! (Shaze) [INV-229] Stuck In The Middle! Finished! Shaze & Yuki p.03 Thumbnails sketched. Shaze & Yuki p.04 Thumbnails sketched.
JWhoof Icons (Patreon) Not started yet. Need info.
Conscript Stream - Jon [INV-258] Not scheduled yet.
SH Nurse Pin-Up (Patreon) Blocking & Sketching completed. Inking next.
Training is Scary! - Klin [INV-260] Not started yet.
Character Sheet: Sara - Obsidian [INV-261] Not started yet.
Mutation Is To Be Expected - Fernin [INV-262] Not started yet.
Improper Schooling - Fernin [INV-263] Not started yet.
Monstergirl Moments - Fernin [INV-264] Not started yet.
Conscript Stream - Rougia [INV-265] Not started yet. (Verifying info.)
As always, if I forgot something, let me know!
Commission Slots: (Basic Character Commissions Only)
#216 - Ryou - Info received! #217 - Ryou - Info received! #218 - Cole - Info received! #219 - Azure Dreamer - Info received! #224 - Razor Breeze - Info received! #226 - KlinKitty - Info received! #227 - Remixer - Info received! #258 - Jon - Awaiting Scheduling #260 - Klin - Info received! #261 - Obsidian - Info received! #262~264 - Fernin - Info received! #265 - Rougia - Verifying Info.
To Do List
- Update the Hall of Friends! - Make 3-Monitor Version of Wallpaper - Settle Tracking Info for all finished Invoices (That functionality appears to be broken.) - Finish Uploading SotS Stuff - 05/26 SotS - 06/23 SotS - 06/30 SotS - 07/14 SotS - Compile all 2017’s SotS into an easily downloadable package for Patrons - Compile all of Obsidian’s past commissions - Clear out all of my inboxes (Tumblr/dA/IB/E-mail) - Further organize VH chapter documents/consolidate notes - Update ledger - Update Patreon Banner - Update Tapastic Thumbnails - Create Cast Page - Update Secret Gallery - Spooky’s Castle Update(?) - Storyboard Prologue for VH Game
And then, as for the schedule…
Weekly Schedule [1/1]
Monday (1/1) HOLIDAY: New Year’s Day Administravia
So far the poll on Tapas seems to indicate that the readers there would read on the regular site or galleries if it wasn’t on Tapas, which is nice! <3 I really appreciate the dedication and that makes me feel a lot better. So I’m thinking, unless I get to the prerequisite 250 subscribers to open up tipping on the platform, I’m going to end the Tapas run after the end of the first ‘book’ (the end of Chapter 5). This should give another several months to see if it happens, and if not, that’s quite alright. There are plenty of other places to read, and as far as I can tell, the site works quite alright on mobile.
This will be a good year for us! My resolutions are to:
- Clean out all the current commissions and work before the move. - Complete Ch. 05 of Various Happenings. - Get up to 500 unique hits a week between FSS/VH. - Make some sort of VH merch.
None of them are going to be easy, but all of them are doable, and that’s important, I think! As always, if you want to ask me questions about my work, feel free to e-mail me at sali(at)foxsaliant.com or pm me either here, or at my deviantart or inkbunny (links are below).
If you want to help me out or see stuff that I can’t quite show off yet, feel free to visit my Patreon and contribute! If you just want to help, check out my website over at Foxsaliant.com for general info and donation links! I set up Ko-Fi for those of you who are still skittish about Patreon but want to toss something my way anyway, so if that appeals to you, go ahead and throw something over there!
Let’s go, 2018! See you all next week! You know where to find me if you need me~!