Regarding the future of my web-comics...
MYth Inflammation will continue, but with Inkblazers shutting down.... I have no more monthly chapters requirement to meet but I also lost a huge amount of monthly income, so I'll have to work on other things that help pay the bills...therefore, the updates would slow down…probably by a lot.
Most likely I will continue posting the pages on Smackjeeves again like the old days before switching to manga magazines/inkblazers, and maybe start posting MYth on Tapastic as well. (With Inkblazers closing, Tapastic suddenly gets a huge increase in titles because it looks like everyone from Inkblazers switched to Tapastic... =u=lll )
The bigger problem is regarding my regular edition books of my earlier titles My Seasons, Eternal Gift and A Promise. I don't have those books with me anymore, and I just took them down from lulu book shop because of their recent print quality issues and linked everyone to my inkblazer shop for books... before I figure out a better way, I'm sorry to say the earlier titles won't be available for purchase. Now only limited edition of Will and Distillation are available on my Storenvy, and Sunnyis available as e-book on Amazon.com
I feel sad that they didn't notify the authors in advance and just suddenly dropped the bad news. (One month isn't enough to prepare for this. O__Q)
I wasn't as shocked compared to many other users because I actually have always been concerned about this when I think about the huge amount of financial support they try to provide all the comic artists with the preview program. I was hoping it could continue for as long as possible, but sadly it has come to an end. I sincerely appreciate everything IB provided for me and the funding I was able to receive through this website over the past 3 years. It was a huge help for my family especially during my mother's illness.
Thank you Foster, for inviting me.
Thank you Victor, for all the help
and thanks to all the hard working staff of Inkblazers/ Manga Magazine for making this place so beautiful and easy to use.
Thanks for everything!
So far, only have the complete A Promise (which btw were wrapped very nicely and are of great quality <3). Hopefully lulu's print quality goes up! Otherwise, I'll be keeping my eyes peeled watching your stores (and should I ever find you at-con support there as well--for now save up for AX orz).
I really wanted to get copies of My Seasons and A Promise. 8<
This is so unfair.
Maybe someday you'll have them for sale again and I can get them. And you're right, one month isn't enough time for anything 8<
But hopefully you'll be able to find another site soon. Mayhaps you can try using Patreon? It's a site that allows you to get patrons who support you monthly to do what you do, almost like Kickstarter but more suited for small personal projects.
I'll be praying for the best for you and your wonderful family. And of course I will always buy your books and calendars when they come out. ^-^
It really does seem like most titles are gravitating over to Tapastic. I like it better than Smackjeeves because there's a way to subscribe to things and actually get alerts for updates and such... and Smackjeeves doesn't do that, as far as I can tell. ;w; It's their major flaw.
I'm also saddened by Inkblazers shutting down, when I was hoping to join in next year. Hopefully things look better with Tapastic at the moment combined with Patreon, though.
I would love to see your comics continue, even at a slower rate! I understand the loss dealt by Inkblazers and life having to resettle after a sudden blow like that.