Pirates of Silicon Valley

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The strange things we find

That's very interesting.

Recently, I found out my x, Nicole, supposedly move from a house in the west coast, in Portland Oregon, to the east coast, all the way over to Bradenton, Florida, which is exactly five counties away where I live, in Casselberry, Florida, which is interesting. I guess Nicole misses me more than she cares to admit or show on the surface. 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Worries

Working on my art took a lot out of me. Drawing that detailed takes a lot of energy.

I'm a little worried End Times might always remain JUST a movie trailer and series pitch.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Why Google and Amazon can go fuck themselves for banning an army of accounts...

Seriously, Amazon and Google need more successful competing sites that do the same things. Both sites banned me (J.M. Matthews) for life from publishing vidoes of anime and my original books, banning me me from making money at any of it all at the same time. They've damaged my career so much through abuse of their authority and power with their algorithms and monopolies, my only option is to wait for new e-retailers and video publishers to arise, that don't publish people for publishing anime episodes, or marketing my books for a lower price that isn't a total scam to less knowledgeable authors. 

I'm starting to hate all this. Why keep trying?

Thursday, December 1, 2016

"Mysterious Absence"

N'ah, I don't think it's so much of an absence as I'm less motivated to document my process and life. I've been doing that for 15 years with little finished product to show for it. I'm 33 years old dammit. It's time to get to work finally. It's just I feel less of a need to announce my intentions or emotions to the world. If you want to be a great writer or author, you're going to have to eventually settle down, stop talking, and write. Simple as that....

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Retirement

So, I'm retiring from comics, after deciding I don't have the resources, the support, the energy, the space, the peace of mind, or the time to continue producing comics. You should see my room, it's like something out of Harry Potter. It's a 15 x 20 shithole, and the floor is covered in clutter and crumbs, hence making it not very  conducive for creative activity. I have other creative activity I'll probably pursue for a living. But rest assured it won't be webcomics or regular comics. Too unstable. Too much competition. But mostly this story has to do with surviving parental abuse from 63 year old stubborn ass face pharmacists who think they're god's gift to humanity.

While there are chances I could come out of retirement, it's looking pretty doubtful that could happen. It mostly has to do with money and support and their not being enough of here. Certainly not enough for me to do it for the rest of my life.

And with that,

I am

J.M. Matthews

p.s. - Now hold on a minute, children, this could all be me getting overburdened with emotions, stress, abuse, and the pressure of running one of the 10 most popular webcomics online today (if imitation mimicry from my peers is any indicator, to say the least). Maybe my audience and fans will get lucky and will find out I'm coming out of retirement 6 months later, because the pressure of running one of the most popular webcomics in the world relented. Also I'm considering giving my storyline an ending and making the storyline finite, as that seems to be how all indie comics operate: on a limited bases, to prevent their creator from blowing his brains out because of all that bullshit.