Hey everyone! I know I haven’t posted anything here on DA in a LONG time... but that’s about to change as you’ll see if you read on. I’ve been doing a lot better health wise since switching to Patreon. I find that making art and uploading it there, knowing people are supporting me, really helps incentivize me to make more personal artwork.
There’s been a lot going on lately, and I am sorry I haven’t talked about any of it in my journal. If you follow me on Twitter you’ll more or less be able to be up to date on what’s going on with me though... that’s where I’ve primarily located myself now. Facebook and Twitter ( twitter.com/ADobsonComics
But there were a few things I wanted to bring up that I can’t do on twitter and it’s best I just talk about them here. So without further ado...Patreon
Starting next Friday (March 27th and going on through to the beginning of April), Patreon art from last February will start to be uploaded here to Deviantart. However, it will only be lower-resolution JPG’s of finished artwork. None of the sketches, videos, or other higher tiered Patreon stuff will be posted here on DA.
That’s gonna be my release schedule plan for DA going forward. Art from last month’s Patreon will be spread out over the last few days of the current month. So also expect to see new art uploading in April around the 25th.
This also means that the art won’t be... what’s the word? Currently relative? IE: many of the SYAC strips and illustrations I upload to Patreon are based on current event stuff... and with this new release schedule on DA that means you won’t get to see them till a month after the event has already passed.
Of course if you WANT to see this stuff as I upload them you could always become a Patreon Supporter! *hint hint* www.patreon.com/ADobsonComicsAdverts
Ok, so this next part is gonna be a little... weird. I’ve been using some services lately that I really enjoy and would HIGHLY recommend. I also, selfish to say, get free stuff if others sign up to them (ie: referrals). So I wanted to take this time to recommend a couple things... I know this is kinda like spam, and I am sorry for that. Still, have a look and see if any of these are anything you’re interested in...Loot Crate
I got a 3 month subscription to Loot Crate back in December, and honestly I’ve really enjoyed it. However, I only just found out that I could’ve been referring y’all to it! For everyone who joins using this link, I get a $5 credit off my next box! Woo!
Some of the highlights I’ve gotten so far have been 8-bit sunglasses, Space Invaders tie, little robot bugs, several T-shirts, and a LED “spy” watch among other things. It’s a nice little reward to get each month and it’s slightly randomized so not everyone gets the same items. I enjoy it, I think y’all would too. So sign up with this link: looted.by/bSBG2Back Blaze
Along the same lines as Loot Crate is another service I wanted to advertise about. It’s called Back Blaze and it’s a cloud storage backup for your computer. It’s only $5 a month for unlimited space.
While it’s main purpose is in case your computer crashes or your hard drive is wiped, it has some other nice benefits that I personally enjoy. As long as you can access the internet you can access any file backed up from your computer at any time.
I’ve got 3 external hard drives hooked up to my MAC right now, and I’ve been very worried about losing my data. I don’t really have a reliable way to back it all up anymore either. Before I use to do DVD’s, but some of my files are larger than 8 gigs, and also many new computers don’t even come with DVD drives anymore as cloud storage becomes more popular. With the added bonus of being able to access my files from anywhere, this was kinda a no-brainer for me.
So yeah, for everyone who signs up, we BOTH get a month of storage space for free! If you think this is a good idea for your computer, check out my refferal: secure.backblaze.com/r/01eiucEnd
So that's it. Hope this journal wasn't TOO spammy with stuff. Sorry if it was.