Happy Happy Jin

Two days after publishing my previous post, I resigned from my aide position about a month earlier than planned. Multiple friends and coworkers had been independently giving me unsolicited advice to, more-or-less, be more selfish. When your own coworkers are telling you to escape, that you deserve better, I think that is a fairly clear sign. The facility piled even more services on top of my already-crushing usual nightly assignments, and I threw in the towel.

Most of last week I spent catching up on business, running errands, building a new website for the comic book convention, and sleeping ten hours a day. I finally started to feel somewhat normal again by this week. To get back in the swing of things, I finished up colouring this set of four Happy Happy Rats for both prints and inclusion in my upcoming art book. When I made my colouring book in 2018, I had a few rats earmarked for prints and stickers later.

Happy Cthulhu Rat

Happy Art Nouveau Rat

Happy Unicorn Rat

Happy Picasso Rat

Jin Wicked Sketchcards

I also finished the design for new 2.5″ × 3.5″ custom sketch cards, and sent it off to the printer. Completed cards will be available for sale through my Etsy shop, however, to request specific characters or subjects on custom cards will be a Patreon-exclusive benefit. You can subscribe to my Patreon here.

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[VIDEO BLOG] Year of the Rat

Taking my work to the next level in 2020!

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This is the receipt from the prescription I recently picked up on the second of January. I struggled through all December, and waited to buy my medication, only for the health insurance company to apply this toward my deductible for 2019. A deductible that would be extremely difficult to afford on my working-poor home health aide wage, if not for my personal business. Navigating this system has been a nightmare, and most of the working poor do not have the resources that I do. Please support universal health care in the US.

Pharmacy Receipt

Recently, I also ventured deeper into my office cleaning, getting to one of the few places I had not reached yet — a hanging file box of random artwork and documents. I found several unfinished Lunch Break comics, including this one drawn around the time I started to seriously break down and lose the ability to reliably function. I drew a similarly-themed Dollar Late strip years later.

I never finished the comic about not being able to finish comics.

Unfinished Lunch Break Comic

I also found the originals for my mini-comic covers, sketches, and some other random pieces that I added to the Etsy store. Custom request sketch cards, new signed prints, my first Kickstarter, Free Comic Book Day, 2020 convention announcements, SECRET PROJECT, and more coming soon!

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[VIDEO BLOG] Thankfulness

My trip to Grand Rapids, MI, and things I’m thankful for this year.

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At the end of Grand Rapids Comic-Con, I teamed up with the always-dashing and talented Dirk Manning on the convention’s in-house karaoke stage for a performance of Disney’s A Whole New World from Aladdin. I had a blast, and I HOPE to have an encore performance with him at a show next year!

I made a little cartoon about it! The original is available here.

Dirk and Jin Karaoke

And though she was not able to make the trip to the convention, I completed this sketch of friend Crystal O’Rourke featuring her pets and animal buddies.

Crystal O'Rource

Crystal is part of a new collection called Café Macabre, check it out!

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