I’m leaving Patreon.

Hey everyone!

In short; It came to my attention that Patreon practices some really shady policies (in my opinion), and upon educating myself on the matter, I concluded that Patreon’s behaviour is not something I’d like RandoWis and this community to be a part of, hence my decision to leave.

I’m currently looking for an alternative, but it the meantime, I’ll work on RandoWis at my own pace. Once I’ve settled down on a new place, I’ll make another update to this situation via a YouTube video (maybe). For now, I kindly ask for your patience once more.

It took a little time and research, but I explain my findings, explanations, and opinions in this post here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/my-decision-39695763

Be warned that it’s a REALLY long post, but if you choose to read it, then I thank you for sparing the time.

Love you much much, and I’ll see you again in the next post. ♥

Taking A Break From Weekly Comics.

Hey everyone!

So the TL;DR is, I’ve been feeling creatively bankrupt when it comes to making weekly comics for some time, and I’m gonna be taking a break from them for the time being. Just the weekly comics though, everything else (illustrations, MMO, art streams, animations etc..) will be going on as usual, as a matter of fact, I might be focusing on them more. Worry not as I’m not going anywhere, and neither is this a hiatus!

Now for the explanation for those who’d like to know more;
The source of inspiration for my comics here at RandoWis has always been life experiences that I’ve personally come across, with a touch of exaggeration. Basically, moments I’d like to share with everyone.

The problem with this, is that the inspiration is heavily dependent on me actually having these experiences. In the past, when RandoWis first began, though those times were tougher, it was a fact that I travelled around more, hung out more, met people constantly, played more games, and generally just explored what life had to offer, hence the abundance of ideas for weekly comics then.

However, in recent times, things have changed. In fact, it’s the complete opposite right now, with all the measures the world has taken to ensure the safety of one another. Though I must admit that the sense of creative bankruptcy had loomed in my mind LONG before this virus came along, as I no longer spent time the way I used to; outside. Even before COVID-19 made it’s debut, most of my time then (and now) was being spent indoors to work on MMO/illustrations/streams etc. I had little to no reason to go out, and neither did my buddies. Even if we did have a reason, we hardly had the time anymore. All of this amounts to me feeling like I’m boring as an individual, and that boringness reflects in my weekly comics as well. Some may disagree (and I thank you for that), but this is just how I feel.

Allow me to clarify that the fault does not lie in the art form, but rather, how I practice it. There are plenty of ways to get ideas for comics, the problem is that I’m too stubborn to do it any other way. I have tried other means to come up with jokes/ideas previously, but each time that I do, I feel like it’s not a comic I’d want to post online as the process is something I’m not used to and that the comic isn’t good enough. Which leads me to my conclusion; that I would need to take a step back from the weekly comics for the time being, so that I can reevaluate my perspectives and approach to making them.

I’d rather miss making weekly comics than hate them.

Does this mean I’m going away? Nah.
I don’t know how long I’ll take this step back, but I’ll still be here. In the meantime, I’ll put my focus on other types of art (be it animations, doodles, studies, more illustrations etc..). I’d like to do a little more exploring outside of weekly comics, and who knows, maybe I’ll post more often. Nah, that’s probably unlikely. Haha

Anyway, that’s it from me.
If you have any thoughts, feedback, suggestions, or criticisms, speak your mind in the comments! I’d love to hear them!

As always, thank you all so much for your love and support!
Love you much much, and I’ll see you again in the next post!
-RandoWis

Where the comics at?

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Hey everyone!

Just wanted to say that I’m aware of the dry spell of comics recently and, considering my history when things went silent before, I didn’t want anyone to worry about the silence. Without spoiling anything, just know I’m currently working on a few things I’d like to try out for RandoWis. Unfortunately I’m trying them out all at once in an attempt to save time, but ironically, Rando’s is bad with time management.

Having wanted certain things to be done during the weekdays, that only leaves the weekends for me to pursue these other endeavours for RandoWis. And what else gets made on the weekends? That’s right; comics! Shiet!

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I’m finding a way to work around this, but chances are we should be back to normal next week! Thank you for your patience and understanding these past few weeks though!

Anyway, love you much much and I’ll see you in the next post! ♥

Smooth Like Sandpaper

Hey everyone!

Apologies for the silence these past 6 weeks and if it caused any confusion or worry for anyone. I appreciate the love and concern you guys had while I was gone, and am grateful for the support you’ve shared with me. Thank you. I apologise again for leaving some of you with more worry than you needed in your lives.

Things have been.. rough these past several months, to say the least. It’s just been one thing after the next ever since my PC broke down and the big move back in May. Progression of works in-general were EXTREMELY slow for a while.

These circumstances which demanded my attention only started to settle down in August, and that’s when I was able to properly refocus on doing MMO and other art projects properly. BUT THEN (in typical RandoWis fashion), I was required to return to the fire department as a reservist for 3 weeks starting mid September. So as you can see, when the dust settles, it’s just an illusionary calm before another gust of wind decides to fart its way through.

Seeing that MMO was already 4 months behind at that point, I decided to focus all my attention to completing chapter 8 first, including on the weekends, to make up for lost time. The idea was to spend a couple of weeks to finish Chapter 8, then continue on the weekly comics and other projects after. Was it ridiculous of me to think I would be able to catch up with 4 months of incomplete work in 2 weeks? Yes, because those 2 weeks became 3, which then stretched to 4, and finally resulted in the 6 weeks of silence we just experienced.

While this isn’t the most surprising of news for most of you, I hope I don’t come out as a broken record whenever things seem slow. If anything, I blame myself for not being able to cope with the circumstances and manage my time better. For those who are new (and those who aren’t familiar with RandoWis’ yearly routine), circumstances which require my attention get in the way regularly. I’ve accepted and embraced that now, instead of hoping things would clear up. I’ve always tried to keep up with both RandoWis and said circumstances in order to keep things flowing smoothly, only to fail each and every time. I’m done with that.

I’m done complaining about how things always aren’t working out. They won’t, and probably never will, but that’s not an excuse to stop trying! All this energy spent worrying and being anxious about falling behind on RandoWis would be better spent focusing on completing as much as I can, when I can.

That’s the mindset I intend to make stuff with from now on. Hopefully this way, I won’t have to go silent for too long again in the future. Things should be back to normal from this week onwards.

Thank you, sincerely, for your love and support.
Love you much much, and I’ll see you in the next post. ♥

 

P.S
Allow me to use this opportunity to clarify a couple more things though.

Firstly; streaming.
Some of you guys know that I do stream on twitch with the rest of the boys about 3 times a week, and despite these 6 weeks of silence on RandoWis, I have continued to stream there still. Allow me to clarify that I do my best to stream consistently despite my issues because streaming full time is not just my dream, but a dream all of us share and are working hard to achieve together. Unfortunately, the only PC who’s rigged to host our streams is mine, and I think it would’ve been selfish of me to get in the way of everyone’s dream, just because life isn’t working out for me in particular. I think if I did, then the problems in my life would have affected the rest of the boys as well. We’re working on rigging someone else’s PC as well to avoid a situation where everyone can’t stream only because I can’t. I hope this clears things up, and I thank you for the feedback.

Secondly; this post.
I’ve realised this post has garnered some negative responses over time, and I’d like to explain and clarify myself in the hopes that it doesn’t rub readers (past,present & future) the wrong way. Thank you everyone who’ve shared your thoughts and opinions about it.
Hopefully this explanation clears things up a bit as well.

No Comics This Week!

Hey everyone!

Apologies but there won’t be a comic this week!

I’m currently making preparations to move, and I kinda underestimated the amount of time it took. I’ll be a little more busy throughout the month, but I’ll try my best not to miss another comic! Again, apologies!

In the meantime, here’s a picture of Lu reading this post!

Use it wherever, whenever:

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