- Final week countdown to Christmas is on! Since I am expecting at least 10 visitors Christmas day and not knowing if I may get another chance to do so, I am taking this opportunity in between present wrapping and sprucing up the house to wish all of you a very blessed and Merry one! Thank you for being my friends and fans of my work ...And I say that with FAR
more joyous and honest enthusiasm this season then I could this same time last year. As many of you know, over the summer I had two corrective surgeries done on my left arm to finally at last fix a situation that’s been a on again, off again problem for me for at least 5 years. I had been so stubborn, worried about going under the knife, thinking it would have a permanent negative consequence on my abilities as a professional artist. It took some time to realize and accept --especially as my health grew worse-- that NOT having the surgery was in fact impacting my art. I wish I hadn’t put it off for so long because the way I feel today is like night and day. What a 3-60! I haven’t felt this good in years!
Now, granted, because it is a degenerative condition it is very possible that this might reoccur in my life sometime down the road, but now I know what to do to solve so I don’t have a repeat. I also take medications to curb and calm the imbalance in my nervous system that frequently gave me burning flares and uncontrollable spasms. I’m very happy and I hope that increased presence on Deviant has revealed that fact to all of you (^ _ ^
Okay — Some updates. Every page of the LazyTown ‘Sports Candy’ doujin manga
has now been updated to the new formats w/ the exception of four. This is the scene in which Sportacus surprises Stephanie as she is practicing on stage. Reason 1. ) The original master files of these pages are corrupted and will not accept the new format so they need to be re-mastered and 2. ) The more I look at them and think about it, the more I feel my artwork in this scene is the most mediocre of the bunch and could do for a rehaul anyways, so even though I was originally ticked about the file corruption, it’s a blessing in disguise. I definitely feel I could put far more heart into the overall impact of this moment. I’m doing the new art for those pages right now as I speak and hopefully they'll be here to see before Christmas day so keep a watch out. Once those are complete, brand new pages will begin. Happy? Good! ~Shinju