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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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:iconastralmiasma:
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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:iconkitsunedomichan:
kitsunedomichan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student General Artist
try TCBY auctions, that should help a bit
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:icontora-noko:
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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:iconxsuprio:
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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MOVED2-Lavender-Iced 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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:icondomeinspector:
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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:iconred-alert1:
Red-alert1 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you need to have less expensive sluts
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:iconkahadin:
kahadin Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
ii ne... Lets see if there is any probobility of snatching a slot.
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:icontremor50:
tremor50 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i would love to commission you to help you out.
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:iconcomfykitty:
comfykitty Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I downloaded your little coloring book!
I paid $5.00, I still have to pay $187.98 in medical bills ;__;

But after that, I'll be sure to donate more. ♥
The little message at the end was heart warming! And a nice surprise.
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:iconjoshscranton:
JoshScranton Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i feel your pain friend, I'd help out if i could but im in money troubles myself :/
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:icondachimp:
dachimp Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I owe for taxes too, but I make very small payments every month. Have you looked into that?
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:iconxx-darkdragon-xx:
xx-darkdragon-xx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I wanna help
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:iconelpatrixf:
elPatrixF Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FUCK, If I had any money at all I'd give it ALL to you right now!!! ;A;

All I can do for now is put up a journal and hope somebody reads it .n.
I still can't believe you had to open comissions, but I hope everything turns out well!!! BEST OF LUCK SLUGG (;n;)/
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:iconenocia:
Enocia Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SLUG! What is the deadline? D: If I get more money before then I will commission you :< I love your work, and I hate to see anyone so stressed over money....
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:icon43m:
43M Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'll help you out Slug! I just need to make sure I get my money Friday!
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:icontremor50:
tremor50 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I wouldn't mind commissioning you when you are ready. I really like your style and I can relate about lacking in funds for living
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:iconzarakai:
zarakai Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Holy crap ! I find your drawing style very nice, and i'm sad to read this, i hope i will be able to commish you soon ;__;
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:iconfhran:
Fhran Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't have enough money to commission you right now, but I've spread the word, so that others may help you! Your art is inspiring me a lot and helped me to become better!

Don't worry, you'll be alright, since you have a lot of friends and fans who'll help you out, I'm sure about that! :hug:
Just don't give up, please!
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:iconpastelxtentacles:
pastelxtentacles Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
All of us will sell our kidneys! Then all you have to do is sleep and eat sweets! <3 Dont worry Slug with all of us helping we can do something <3 Just dont fret I worry about you when you start to fret <3
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:iconlady-kae:
Lady-Kae Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well i have yet to buy myself a birthday present with the money i got from family :XD: i'll try and get a commission or a a few t-shirts. I'll work out what i have and i'll get back to you because i have been there and had to close up shop for a year or so and take on part time work. I'm just doing hobby stuff for the time being even though my gallery here doesn't say much yet ^^; .

Either way i will try and support you any way i can.
Don't give up!
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:iconwafflebob:
Wafflebob Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
does gettin your stuff on LULU help? I already bought rainbow tentacle 1 and 2 this weekend.
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:iconeternal-saiyu:
Eternal-Saiyu Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
I sent a note already!
>w<
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:iconskirtzzz:
Skirtzzz Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'll help ANYWAY I can- I'll promote commissions for you asap and see what I can donate. Chin up man, we got this.
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:iconslugbox:
Slugbox Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
SKIRTZ YOU SIT TIGHT AND STOP THAT. WE HAVE AN ART TRADE FIRST BEFORE ANY OF THIS MESS
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:iconskirtzzz:
Skirtzzz Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
SHUT UP. COMMISSION FEATURE UP. FINGERS CROSSED. ALSO TRYING TO LIKE, NOT SPEND MONEY ON STUFF THIS WEEK, GONNA TRY TO THROW SOME AT YOU. TRADE IS STILL ON FOR WHEN YOU ARE DONE WITH COMMISSIONS.
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:iconwhetsit-tuya:
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
Never give up
Dedication works
Also I would buy a commission but I don't know how to use PayPal :icononionwoeplz:
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:iconfehnwrites:
Fehnwrites Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's pretty simple. All you need is a bank account and an email address. Go to paypal.com and then tell you everything you need to do x3
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:iconwhetsit-tuya:
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
Is that what you did?
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:iconfehnwrites:
Fehnwrites Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mhm. I didn't get it either but the site walks you through it and explains it pretty well. ^^
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:iconwhetsit-tuya:
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
Did you commission him?
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:iconfehnwrites:
Fehnwrites Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unfortunately I don't have the money to commission anyone right now, or I would love to. I have a paypal account for my own commissions, in the case that somebody wanted to pay with paypal instead of points.
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:iconwhetsit-tuya:
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
What do you want him to draw for you? :iconimreallyhappyplz:
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:iconfehnwrites:
Fehnwrites Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Probably my character Fabre. She's the only one that gets naked xD [link] [link]
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CalebBishop Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I would love to commission you Slug! Let me do some math and see if I can. Always willing to help an artist in need ^^
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:iconwhetsit-tuya:
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
THAT HAMSTER IS SO FUNNY :nuu: :iconcalebbishop:
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:iconcalebbishop:
CalebBishop Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha Its an alpaca XD
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:iconwhetsit-tuya:
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
THAT LLAMA IS SO FUNNY :nuu: :llama:
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:iconmirrordemonnema:
MirrorDemonNema Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bawww! i don't have any money, but i will definitely spread word of this! hopefully, friends of mine or friends of friends will support you! ohh, i really hope things get better for you ;_;

you're mah favorite artist here ;~;
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Shouhda Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
I know what it's like to be hard up for cash. I don't normally ask for commissions, I prefer to do the art myself, but this is different.
I will send you a note with a commission request should you be up for it. Of course I would need to take these 'Sales' prices into account.
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:iconoparu-chan:
oparu-chan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Can you get a hold of the state or federal that you're having problems with and work out a payment plan? We had to do that once, and federal was really easy to work with... the state however it was like pulling teeth. We just paid them per month like we said we were going to (they never confirmed it) and sent them copies of each of their cashed checks. It went "well" as in they didn't pull any crap the year after, but ugh, that was horrible.

Just a thought. I'm going to check to see what I can throw your way.
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:iconluvaxx:
Luvaxx Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would help you but I'm broke too ;-;
Good luck out there man.
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:iconkafae-latte:
Kafae-Latte Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Filmographer
NO. NO. NO. NO. Don't joke like that man! Shut up and take my money!!! I want a commission from you! I want custom titties!
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:iconkafae-latte:
Kafae-Latte Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Filmographer
oh.... wait... "Isn't" an april fools day joke... YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmarha:
Marha Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I'd love to help AND commision :)
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:iconladykyuuketsuki:
LadyKyuuketsuki Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If I had paypal and money I'd gladly commission you! I love your style.

I hope you get through this! You're one of five people I know that is having similar issues. :c
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MamaGizzy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The soonest I can donate and /or commission is Friday. Just as I help =WanNyan, I will help you too! >_<
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ApplePencil Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
You didn't failed, Slug, you'll fucking succeed. If I could I would buy you a comission, but all I can is hope you go out of this, but you'll see you WILL!
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TritureChan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
I also want to help. I have been up to lately tough, but now I'm saving up money for the summer, but I believe that you need it more.
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