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Work Schedule Changes

Sunday, September 4th, 2016



Dear All,

Recently, donation pledges from those wishing to support NofNA through the website Patreon went past a certain threshold, which promises the creation of NofNA books. The first book to be done in this way is the Secretary Addendum.

This will entail a change in the way NofNA is updated. Due to the work needed to complete this task—two new stories—Syconium will only update once or twice a week. The rest of the week will be reserved for working on the Secretary Addendum.

The reason for this change, is that I am running out of money needed to support my working on NofNA full-time. In approximately 6 months, I will no longer be able to work on NofNA, at least at the current rate. This increased attention towards the Secretary Addendum is in hopes of completing it before that time. Syconium will not be able to be completed before that time.

Back when Secretary’ was being illustrated, I seem to remember working on it and Lycosa at the same time… I also remember falling asleep in front of my computer a lot. I do not think it is possible to do such a thing with Syconium.

Should the Secretary Addendum be completed before this deadline, I believe I will be able to update Syconium at the normal rate again.

Please take note of what will happen in the coming weeks on this website, as the normal schedule now no longer applies.

My Regards,
Zachary

My father’s demise

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

My father died on Saturday. He had terminal brain cancer and fought the psychological reality of that for about 3 years. I was with him for a large portion of the final year, and I was able to witness his last breath. He did not die easily. His disintegration was a disturbing and confusing phenomenon, because it was difficult to tell which sections of time were occupied by “Dad”. But I’m glad that it’s over, for him and for me.

He was buried on Monday.

I’m not sure what is going to happen next, but after I settle all of his affairs, NofNA updates will attempt to resume to a normal schedule.

MoCCA Fest 2010: The reckoning

Monday, April 12th, 2010
MoCCA Fest 2010: The reckoning

A number of factors led MoCCA Fest 2010 to be a different experience for me than SPX. Number 1, I was not frozen solid by the climate system on the second day, and I did not have some kind of broken knee…

Number 2 was the difference in venue. SPX had an ebullience about it that was just fun. MoCCA seemed more business-like–this possibly owing to the dull, well-worn surroundings of the armory where it took place. I do think it was a huge show that was more packed than SPX. The aisles were certainly wider.

Number 3, I was by myself, and could not roam. Luckily, I had three great neighbors:

To my left was the amicable Canadian Mike Kitchen of Ultraist Studios. He and his brother (absent) are a rival team; Blair Kitchen makes The Possum. They both deserve every bit of attention they can wring from you!

To my right were Caitlin Cass and her boyfriend Aaron, two lovely people who did quite well over the weekend! Her subject matter is similar to Kate Beaton’s histories, but it is far more romantically done.

I also got to see my bud Andrew Edge over at Cool Monkey Press again. He was finally able to bring Issue 3 of his Grizzly and Caticus series to light. I recommend you check out his ink work if you haven’t seen his site already. He’s a fantastic artist. It’s too bad he doesn’t have his print work up there–it’s ace.

Number 4, my discovery of the show: Stephanie Yue.

Hell yeah. I was so downtrodden when I saw this site hadn’t been updated for two years! I hope she makes more of these guys. I noticed her from the other side of my aisle and thought they were pictures of dancing first. On closer inspection, I was blown out of my boots, and so happy to be wrong that I instantly bought two posters from her. One of them is a short fight scene that is not on her site. It’s fantastic. Maybe I’ll just draw cute art from now on.

She has a more general site for her art, Jelly City, that definitely deserves a look. The site with the wu shu mice is www.learnmousestyle.com in case you’d like to bookmark it.

Finally, number 5, were the readers who came down to the show to see me. You guys made my day[s]. Lexa, I’m so sorry I didn’t have the correct change! Thanks to everyone for stopping by to say hi. I’m so dumb; I should have struck up a conversation or something. Everyone I met who was casually browsing the show used the adjective “overwhelming,” and they were right.

Looking forward to next year. I’ve already registered again!

MoCCA Fest 2010

Monday, April 5th, 2010
MoCCA Fest 2010

NofNA will be appearing at this year’s MoCCA Festival, located at the 69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Ave, New York City. (In between 25th and 26th streets.) The new book, Untitled, will also be debuting here, and I will be doing free sketches as last time.

Please come and visit. Click here for a quick indication of where I will be stationed.

Pika

Thursday, April 1st, 2010
Pika

If you liked the April Fool’s Day arc, Pika, and would like to see it again, here’s the link:
http://www.nofna.com/index2.php?chapter=Pika