This blog is dead, gross.
New account: artizarv.tumblr.com
To all those who have been wondering what I’ve been up to, here it is in brief:
I experienced a crisis starting in 2013 along with a bunch of personal bullshit I’m not going to bother discussing. It consumed all of my time, energy, and my health was severely impacted.
Came out as transgender, now I’m living as a male with a new name/so much muscle VERY MUCH MUSCLE.
I’m in school as a full time student. I’m hoping to transfer to the University of Washington next year.
I am also a full time security guard.
Last year I went through a period of starvation due to stress. Unbeknownst to me I was also suffering from undiagnosed type II diabetes. The combination of stress, starvation, and undiagnosed diabetes resulted in brain and nerve damage. I shake almost constantly now, slur like a drunk when I’m really stressed out, and suffer from neuropathy on the left side of my body.
The good news is that I’ve changed my diet drastically and I’m on a recovery plan. It’s going to take time and effort but I’m working with some awesome healthcare professionals that are getting me back on track. The shaking has been reduced and I’m starting to regain feeling in my lower left leg.
It sucks, but I’ve been working hard and it’s been getting better. I’m not talking about this stuff because I want a pity party, I’m mentioning it because goddamn having an undiagnosed life threatening illness sure fucks things up!
ABOUT THE INDIEGOGO FUND:
No, I haven’t forgotten about it. I had promised that I would limit my art severely and not work on my future projects until everyone:
A. Has gotten their packages.
B. Been refunded.
This is still a priority for me, and now that I actually have an income I will be able to start paying people back. Unfortunately enough time has passed that my old computer died and my new laptop only has a fraction of information.
IF YOU PLACED AN ORDER AND NEED IT SHIPPED
YOU JUST WANT YOUR DAMN MONEY BACK
In your subject line please include:
Regarding Devour Comics Order
Orders will be sent out as I get them. Each order will include a hand made lithographic print instead of a sketch. No guest art will be included as I have severed ties with my old collaborators.
Refunds will be given on a first come first serve basis as the money comes to me, I still have transport/rent/food/medical stuff to pay for.
I am going to return to making art and I’m putting these old projects behind me for good. Partners and Thieves will no longer be sold either online or at conventions and I am starting over with a clean slate.