Sunday, June 14, 2015

[NEWS] Explanation and Retirement

So I figured I owe you guys at least some explanation.  This retirement is a combination of factors, some of them due to my own lack of discipline but also plenty of other matters as well.  It mostly comes down to the fact that I've been doing this for over 15 years.  15 years of this stuff.  Why?  I don't know.  It's been fun and ultimately really unfulfilling.  I've produced some works I've been pretty proud of but it's never been enough.  I think that's the nature of writing erotica.  It's never satisfying.  I've had plenty of big plans over the years, huge plans, but as I get deeper into them the more they fall apart and the more pointless they seem.  Ideally I'd love to see a full length Star Wars erotic comic, but that shit is way too expensive and none of the quality pay sites are doing it.  Or doing it justice.  So I've just run out of interest in doing the same stuff over and over again but with slightly different twists.  In addition to that, in the past year or two there has been a boom in online erotic comic sites.  There have been some quality ones around for a while, like Jabcomix and some others, but now even those are falling quality.  Jab still has the best art but the writing has turned to shit, in some cases at least.  I've written for Jab and it was an interesting experience.  I can't say I'm too proud of what I produced but whatever, it was a learning experience.  So it's just come to the point of enough is enough, particularly at this low level of quality currently flooding the market.  I've another outlet for writing that is infinitely more satisfying and fulfilling and I just can't imagine wasting another moment on erotica.

I want to thank Shabby for helping me out in the early days, despite differences in later years I owe him for helping me become a better writer.  Particularly in the years when I needed guidance and help the most in forming my craft.  More recently I especially want to thank Das Flute for being very supportive and a great collaborator.  I wish them both the best.

As for some parting advice to future or current eroticists.  Do SOMETHING unique.  You don't need a fully new idea.  The classic taboos or old tropes work.  Mom/son, teacher/student, farm animal/nun, whatever.  But don't shallowly rehash those ideas.  Put a twist on it or better yet, illuminate the characters in authentic ways.  Character is the key to erotica.  It's why you want one woman over another.  It's why you like one porn star better than another.  Character is everything.

Good luck, and good night.

Monday, June 8, 2015

[NEWS] Commission Dump

Since I don't know when or if I'll be writing again, I figured I should just go ahead and share the rest of my commissions I hadn't shared already.  Some of these are out in the wild, in some form, but I know most aren't.  Feel free to do with them as you please, write your own stories or whatever.  Enjoy.

If this link isn't working let me know.  I have no idea what I'm doing.