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Commissions Open!! Broke. HELP!

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 1, 2013, 3:03 PM

This is my FULL TIME JOB, and I depend on your support and generosity to make ends meet! I don't believe in subscriptions, paywalls, or premium content. Those suck. Everyone should be able to enjoy my work if they want, and support me on their own terms if they'd like to! All of my work is free, and I live off of prints, merch, and PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT content, available at my website below!

Pay-What-You-Want's like a donation, but you also get cool art,
sketches, wallpapers, and other stuff! Which is better than a donation!





EDIT: THIS ISN'T A FUCKING APRIL FOOL'S JOKE. I HAVE 15 DAYS TO DO THIS AND IF IT WAS A JOKE THE LINK WOULD GO A HORSE'S BUTT AND I WOULD HAVE FINISHED LANA'S BIRTHDAY PRESENT BY NOW. UGGHhhh

Edit 2: COMMISSIONS!!!
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Okay... Just sort of announcing this now...So there will be a bigger journal later... but tonight I will be opening up commissions and stuff. If any of you remember, last year I almost went/did go bankrupt at tax season. America is not kind to the self-employed, particularly the artists... and despite my best efforts to save up and remain frugal and live on a diet of target-brand semi-real chicken only... I just can't cut it. I saved up as much as I could spare, and it just doesn't look like it will be enough... At least not enough to pay my state AND federal taxes. Ugh. It's times like this I regret trying to be legitimate in my efforts... The government is just going to rape me up the ass... and for what? ...... sigh.....

Anyway... As a last ditch effort I will be doing everything I can to raise funds and prevent myself from being audited...

This includes:

- The opening of commissions tonight or tomorrow! Don't ask yet, I'll have prices up soon!
- A sale and promotion on prints where you can win stuff like dakis.
- A DONATE BUTTON!!
- ANYTHING ELSE I CAN THINK OF


Seriously... I feel really bad about having a donate button up, but I don't want to be stubborn about it anymore. I just don't like to feel like I'm begging... I really really believe in working and providing a service or goods for your income. I have tried to work EXTRA hard so that I don't have to open commissions and such, but I didn't quite cut it out... I'm trying to stay positive though.

But yes. Donate button is up above! I will take on as many commissions as I can, but I probably won't be able to get every one who wants one done. But if you are feeling generous, the donate button is there! EVERY LITTLE BIT COUNTS... And as usual, Print and Shirt sales are always nice! Anthing really...

I'm really feeling bad right now. Very stressed and very disappointed I wasn't able to make this work like I had tried so hard to. I have been anxiously awaiting these numbers, and I was so confident I had done enough, but I just didn't pull through enough...

So any help that anyone can offer right now is incredibly appreciated. Really. Thank you all.

But I'll have more info up tonight... this is just sort of an... announcement of my failure...

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AstralMiasma Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Haven't seen commission prices and schedule and stuff go up yet but I'm really interested and I've got some spare cash lying around this month I can use to commission artists I like. Is that you? *-*
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vest Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Glad to see it going so well, Slug! I wish I took a moment to contemplate something interesting for a commission, but all I could think about in my sleep-deprived stupor last night was gnomes. Just...gnomes. So, bleh, just went the uncreative path and donated, but I do hope the other fine (well-rested) fellows before me came up with some awesome ideas! And I also hope I can catch them on a stream on the weekends!
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kitsunedomichan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student General Artist
try TCBY auctions, that should help a bit
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Tora-noko Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the slugbox emergency funding coloring book donate here link doesn't work! D:
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Xsuprio Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Let's get this ball a-roll'n! A chain reaction of watchers will right this wrong! [link]
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Lavender-Ice Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
i was reading comment replies- wha...8000 in taxes?!? how!!! I guess it also depends on how much you made. but.....wtf..

either way just recently I also filled my first taxes as independent artist and shed a tear when paying that 4 digit amount, sucks man.
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DomeInspector Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit I didn't think Comms would ever come back. Get to work Sluggu
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Red-alert1 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you need to have less expensive sluts
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kahadin Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
ii ne... Lets see if there is any probobility of snatching a slot.
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tremor50 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i would love to commission you to help you out.
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