Many of you fine folks are familiar with my comic, Happle Tea. For those of you that enjoy it, I’ve created a Patreon page to help support the comic and to help me start making new projects financially viable. If you like the comic and you have the means, please consider making a pledge!
Also, I’ll be updating my Tumblr more often now that I’m back in the groove of Happle Tea.
Some doodles from the month of May, playing around with sketching in SAI instead of Photoshop. It doesn’t lag or have any of the weird issues I sometimes get in Photoshop, which is nice. I like this sketchy pencil brush a lot too!
Yeaaaahhh I’m still drawin’! I made a kinda-pencil brush in Paint Tool SAI and started sketching yesterday and I’m pretty happy with the results. Pushing myself with poses and angles and such to get the drawing-juices flowing.
So I have this idea…
With all the changes I’ve been dealing with lately and with my health improving swiftly, I’ve decided not to sit and wait around for my eventual goals to just happen. I’d like to share my thoughts with followers and get your opinions on them since they’ll have to involve some of you if they’re ever going to happen.
Those of you that read Happle Tea know that I am deeply interested in folklore, mythology, and spirituality. Most of my knowledge comes from books, I buy and read a ton of books and scour the internet for information pertaining to particular topics so that I can entertain and, simultaneously, educate people about the rich history of human spirituality and imagination. Along with continuing to do the comic, my goal (for some time now) has been to travel directly to places and speak with people that know stories firsthand or with experts that are much better versed in the topics than myself and then to share those journeys, stories, and conversations with other people to make them accessible and interesting.
I always envisioned this happening with travels across Europe or Africa or Asia but I’m extremely poor thanks to the conditions I’ve been living under for the last 8 years, but I realized there’s a lot of folklore and interesting spiritual traditions here in my own country and in my own state. I’ve begun working on finding some people to visit with and speak to about these topics and I have some thoughts on how I might bring them to you, should you be interested.
My question to everyone is: Would something like this appeal to you? Would you enjoy something like a podcast wherein I interview and converse with experts, folklorists, or spiritual leaders from regional or lesser known traditions about their stories and histories? I may also try to work comic stuff into this somewhere!
I’m planning to do some of this regardless of other peoples’ interest and I will definitely post whatever I manage to put together either way.
Keep in mind this is (hopefully!) going to be alongside continuing Happle Tea and other comic projects that I’m currently working on!
Drop me a note, <3 this post, tweet me, send me an email, or leave a comment on the Happle Tea facebook page if this is something you’d like to see happen and especially do so if you think you’d support something like this financially!
I’ve received some very lovely emails, tweets, and Tumblr messages from folks wondering what I’ve been up to and what has been going on with the Happle Tea site and I’m here to respond a little bit more at length than I have in replies and through tweets. If you’re not into personal stories, you’ll probably want to skip this post.
Life has, despite my disappearance from the interwebs, been a much better affair than it has been in the last several years. I’ve been going to doctors for the last year or so and have mostly sorted out the rather horrible stomach problems I’ve been suffering for 9 years or so. The short story is: I can actually eat food again for the most part. Those folks that have been following along at home know I’ve also been suffering from pretty severe anxiety issues as well, but those have cleared up without medication. I guess you just develop a habit of worrying about your stomach when you’re sick 24/7 for nine years.
Surprisingly, it has been pretty quick to clear up. I’m still not operating at 100%, but I feel much much better, mentally and physically.
I’ve been working a little part time job outside the house for the last few weeks as an exercise in conquering my fears and bad habits and now that I’ve settled into things, I’m starting to work on art and writing again. You may have noticed the HT site being down over the last few weeks, that was due to forgetting to pay the server bill and being rather strapped for cash but I’ve remedied that. I plan on updating soon, it’s only been difficult because I’ve been moving around a lot this last year and don’t really have a place of my own at the moment. My books, which are an important part of the writing process for me, are scattered to the winds, but I’ve got some ideas that I hope to work on in the next week or so.
I’m also writing some stuff for a possible graphic novel and some short comics. I’d like to make comics into more than a hobby and I’ve realized that I have to actually apply myself more rigorously than I have been the last few years. I hope that there’s some interest in the stories I’m crafting.
I’ll be posting more stuff here as I develop these projects, I’m sure!
Anyway, thanks to everyone for the messages, they have meant a lot to me!
So who do you main as? I'm only lvl 23, but I think Rumble is the Yordle for me when I go ranked.
I’ve been playing since just after beta, so I have a stable of champions I’m good with. I’m a big fan of mid lane and I play a lot of utility mages. Lux is definitely my best champion and my favorite character, her relentless positivity is infectious!
I also love Nidalee, AP Lulu, Orianna, & Ahri. I play Quinn when I have to play ADC or top lane, and I play Teemo when I want to be a jerk. I’m pretty good at other champs but those are the ones I tend to be best with. Hey…I just realized, they’re mostly girls! GIRL POWER!
So does this mean you play League or you're just a fan.....
I do, indeed, play League of Legends. It’s really the only game I play consistently, though I should probably play less haha
You've probably already been asked (sorry in advance), but I can't find it anywhere; What tablet do you use?
Man how old is this question? I forget to check my tumblr messages, sorry!
I use an old Wacom Intuos 3 tablet, it’s a pretty large wide one. It’s definitely knocking on death’s door at this point, I need a new one :(
A little doodle of my ecaflip from Wakfu. #theyseemerollin’
I really need to work on my technique with regards to finishing up illustrations and the like. Was gonna do something more with this but I got kinda bored and frustrated but I kinda liked the pose so I’m uploadin’ it.