The Velvet Needs Resewing and Reupholstering

A brief update just so you know why if the site looks odd in the next month. This is nothing invasive or major, and shouldn’t disrupt the blog’s usual posts, but I’m sprucing up and redoing the design on all of my sites. The gallery needs a complete renewal, as none of the artwork there is less than several months old, and just so many other things need doing. I was also hoping to start up a slightly wider variety of artistic posts – encompassing films and video games into the arena as well, at least to a degree.

My donations pages are also getting a makeover, as they are not exactly inspiring, but then again I don’t really promote them heavily either. They are here at Patreon and here at Ko-fi if you want to take a peek. Donating to these will help me afford more space on the site for fuller reviews with photographs as well as artwork, so please consider it if you can. 🙂

The remainder of my NetGalley reviews will be up throughout June, a variety of mostly horror, poetry and mystery books with a few graphic novels and fantasy books mixed in. I’m taking a short break from NetGalley other than extremely short books I may apply for.

Also, if you like haiku, the second-to-last compilation, MHz, will be here in roughly a week. Later this year, all of my haiku, partly finished poems and older poems are getting their own massive collection, fully illustrated! It will act as a sort of B-side for a main compilation that’s coming out as well, but I shan’t say too much… 😉

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Infinite Summer, Friday the 13th, and Donations Launch (What a Mess)

HAPPY FRIDAY THE 13th! THE LUCK STOPS HERE!

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I am mildly joyed (not over-joyed) to announce Infinite Summer, another free eBook gleaned from the depths of my psyche and put on the chopping block, to be cleaned up and published somewhat later this April. The rough line-art for the cover is above, courtesy of myself. I almost rejected that drawing, actually, as I had a more appropriate one in mind but ran out of time.

Anyway, Infinite Summer is softer yet more sorrowful than my previous ones, but I think better since it’s far more recent. I have a massive backlog of these tiny books which I hope to print myself as two omnibuses perhaps next year or around Christmas (if I’m lucky), but since they are so small and really have their own characters (plus I have fun creating the cover art) I wanted to print them all individually.

Which brings me to my next point… unfortunately, I have a few issues which prevent me from working a lot of the time, which are medical, not easy repaired and actually effect my work negatively, so sadly it’s become pretty difficult to balance reviewing, writing, art and blogging along with studies. So I’ve decided to set up both a Patreon and a Ko-Fi (Buy Me a Coffee) page for all who wish to help me out. If you can’t or don’t necessarily want to, which is okay, please consider sharing this page on any social media you prefer. It’s newborn and needs a bit of working out, so I need any help I can get here.

I mentioned these yesterday but thought I should “officially” announce it. Patreon is for long-term or consistent donations, whereas Ko-Fi is for single, small donations.

Join my Patreon page! or Buy Me a Coffee!

100% of any funds donated to my Patreon or Ko-Fi pages goes towards improving this blog, books to review and fixing the issues which cause strain to my artwork, that make what I am passionate about a source of pain. Long-term Patrons may get the chance to win free goodies if it is successful, even if you don’t partake in the tiers.