Hey everyone! If you’ve been following news on my tumblr or twitter, you likely know of the desperate situation I’ve been in lately. Long-story-short, my computer stopped working, and my livelihood took a pretty intense blow from it. I’ve since been able to acquire a new laptop, but I’m still waiting on all of my data from my old hard drive to be recovered so that I can get back up to 100%. Thanks to EVERYONE who has chipped in to help out, I’m so deeply grateful to all of you.
My dear friend Rachael has also offered to help out by creating this wonderful Helvetica paper doll for everyone to enjoy at a pay-what-you-want price. You can purchase/download the doll on gumroad below!
An important quality to have in the afterlife is a distinct sense of style. Unfortunately, Helvetica doesn’t really have one of those. But you can help him with this nifty paper doll!
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.
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.
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dummmmmb shit totally cool stuff i’ve doodled in the past month or so YEAH those are flower crowns, you want to FIGHT ABOUT IT…
I bet Lucy’s been sitting on that line thing for a looong time. Finally, his cleverness can be appreciated. (Or not, but the looks of it.)
Oh, we’re talking about that guy again. Ok I guess.
Thanks to everyone who waited patiently as I had food poisoning last week. Ya’ll is the best.
Hey guys! Here’s a new Helvetica, and an announcement: the update schedule will be pushed to every Saturday rather than Friday, as that’s what suits my schedule best right now!
Anyway, here you go, hope you enjoy today’s update :)
Hey buuuuuddies! I’m gonna be working on some donation wallpapers for Helvetica as an incentive for people who want to support the comic.
I’ve got some ideas of my own, but I’m curious and interested: What kind of Helvetica illustrations would you like to see from me? Go wild, honestly. Anything goes?
cuz theyre cartoon characters and drawing spines is a pain in da neck HOO HOO HOO
Heyooooo, if this is working right, then you’re getting this as I am doing [something or other] in Toronto! I’m at TCAF! If you’re also at TCAF, you can find me at the BENIGN KINGDOM booth, helping out the lovely folks there.
If you’re not at TCAF, enjoy this wonderful guest comic by Jessie Wong, instead! Jessie is pretty much the love of my life (or one of ‘em, anyway), and I shed Real Tears at this guest comic because I love her and her art so much. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Next Friday marks the start of Chapter 2.