As many have no doubt noticed by now, I haven’t exactly been active over the past year or so.
For those who aren’t already aware, I’ve been working full time on Fakku’s magazine chapters since April of 2015. I can’t remember the exact number of chapters done so far, but it’s in the low thousands. Initially, this was roughly 2 magazines at 900 pages a month. It has since expanded to 3 magazines at 1200 pages a month + a tankoubon/doujin here and there. I recently did the TL for ShindoL’s Metamorphosis, which has started coming out and should be fully released within the next 3 days. The book might not be to everyone’s taste, but I would recommend it if you can stomach a very depressing story.
As you can imagine, having to do 1400-1500 pages a month doesn’t leave me with loads of free time, so I’ve been limiting incoming commissions primarily to completing/continuing series that are “under my umbrella” so to speak. I’ve had other more personal matters that have sucked many hours out of my days, but I’d rather not go into that. Suffice it to say it’s an ongoing issue, and I’m not expecting it to improve anytime soon.
If you’ve e-mailed me in the past few months, there’s a good chance I haven’t replied. Simply put, I haven’t had any time to go through e-mails and even less time to reply to them. I do have a couple of commissions in progress that I am hoping to finish by the end of the year, as well as a kickstarter project you may be familiar with. After that, I may decide to shut down commissions entirely. I “might” choose to continue the very rare series like Seishokuki or Dulce Report, but the past year has made it pretty clear to me that I’ve had no free time and I kinda want some of it back. While I do expect to get my weekends back once the kickstarter is complete in early 2017, I’d like to devote some of that time to practicing some of my 3D work. Something I’ve had to put on the back burner for months since completing my course.
As for what my plans are for this website/blog, I haven’t yet decided. I’ll need to give it some thought, but I’ve more or less settled on shutting down the commissions partially if not entirely once the new year rolls around.