Hi I just wanted to take the time and say I love your comic Helvetica it is very unique just like the characters, the art style is great, and the storyline is interesting as well. My favorite characters is Autumn, Lucy, Helvetica, and Steak. Also I got a little tearful because Steak reminded me of my grandpa when driving because my grandpa would insult people when they messed up driving and it brought back some memories so again just wanted to say how good your webcomic is. :)
Before I get into the nasty details, first I’d like to extend a huge thank you to every single person who has offered me their kind thoughts and words and support regarding my computer issues. The support I’ve gotten from you all has been truly overwhelming, and I’m sincerely touched deeply by it. I’ve never experienced such kindness before in my entire life, and I’m so grateful to every single one of you. Although this blow to my life has been an awful experience, I cannot wait to get started again, making art and comics for you guys.
As for my computer, it’s looking pretty irreparable. The good news is that even though my computer is damaged beyond repair, my hard drive might still be safe and sound. So all of my data is probably recoverable. Once I get a new computer, I’ll be able to rip the old hard drive out and transfer the files from that hard drive over to the new one.
The sad news is that now I know for sure I have to get a new computer, and that’s going to be pretty costly, though thanks to the help of many, it’s not impossible. I can’t thank you guys enough for what you have done for me in your support for me, my comic, and my situation.
For those who are just now hearing about this, and you’re interested in helping out, my paypal address is email@example.com. Anything, even the littlest amount, helps. Repeating what I said in the last post, once my data is recovered and I can start producing art & comics again, I will release a special Helvetica wallpaper to the public, for everyone to own for free, at no cost.
Thank you guys, again. I appreciate you all so much.
It's Cry At All of Your Problems Time with your favourite skull, J.N. Wiedle
Hey guys, I have some really bad news to tell. This sucks super bad for me, more than anyone, and I know it’s going to be a bummer for you guys too.
My computer gave up on me today, and won’t boot up. Luckily, I think my data is safe and retrievable, but the problem is that my computer won’t start up and I don’t know when or how this will get fixed at the moment. I have a couple friends who are helping me out, and their help means the world to me, because as many of ya’ll may know, my computer is my livelihood; it’s how I get all of my work done, not just Helvetica, but all of the freelance work I’ve been contracted to do.
This means Helvetica updates will be indefinitely delayed until this problem is solved. I’m so sorry you guys, from the bottom of my heart. I love this comic and I love sharing it with you, and I’m so mad that I have to put it on pause so soon after I got it started up again.
I think inevitably I’m going to have to invest in a new computer no matter what, and that’s going to be a huge blow to me, financially. I’m moving to Brooklyn in 2 weeks, and I’m already kind of struggling financially. As you might imagine, this is really stressful for me.
This weekend, along with the update, I had planned to release a wallpaper that people could donate in order to retrieve, and to help support the creation of Helvetica, the site, and me. For the above reasons, I now can’t do that.
While I don’t have a wallpaper to give in return for the time being, if you have the funds to spare and would like to help out, my paypal address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Anything, even the littlest amount, will go a long way for me. And when these computer troubles cease and I can start making art again, I will release the initial wallpaper to the public, for everyone to own for free, at no cost.
Thank you so much you guys, for your time, your patience, your understanding, and your support. I appreciate it so much.