Time Vanishes

I wonder how much more successful I would be if I knew how to put even a fraction of the time I spend working on projects into promoting them once they’re done. Instead, I finish up, and then roll right into the next thing, hoping that the world will somehow find me.

It’s August, and I’ve been diligently publishing Kahnaway, my serialized novel, monthly through my Patreon, (to say nothing of all the other books I’ve done through it). I’ve got six episodes out there in the world (or at least in boxes in my office), with July’s episode waiting in line at the printer, and August’s submitted for prepress. Not bad!
Here are the first six episodes:

If you’re interested, you can venmo (id: tucoyohei) or paypal me $15 for all six of them, shipped, or you can sign up through my Patreon at the Acorn Ketchup level for an even better deal that includes both July and August (once they’re out)!

I haven’t yet finished my OlyHouseArrest.com drawing, though not from lack of trying. It just got increasingly hard to manage and focus on throughout the summer, as the world burned around us. But fret ye not, it’s still up on my drafting table, and still getting slowly added to. Here’s the last time I scanned it (which is nicer than when I snap cellphone pics to post, though slightly less current):

I’ll be at the Hands On Children’s Museum in Olympia next Week, from August 18th-22nd. If you’re in town, book your spot and come on down to see me attempt to do something crazy live and in person!

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Hey Internet! Like all businesses, we’re taking important steps to battle cabin fever during quarantine. In specific, we’ve created a sweet new site at OlyHouseArrest.com, where we’re doing daily updates. I’m doing one of those big cumulative drawings I do, taking requests from kids, and updating it there daily. I’m also posting a coloring book page per day from the Krommitters coloring book I did a few years ago. I may also branch out into other stuff as I go. The whole point is to give kids (and parents) some small thing to look forward to every day, so please check it out and spread the word. Thanks!

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So many books!

Hey Internet! Sorry about the lag!

I’ve got too many places to update these days, so it’s easy to lose track of some of these sites. What’s new? Well! I’ve released the first three episodes of Kahnaway, my serialized lit project/novel, as well as started a blog from the perspective of the lead, Scrivener Jones.

The blog is here: ScrivenerJones.com, and since we’re all in quarantine, the books can be picked up by subscribing at Patreon.com/Calavara. New episodes released monthly!

I’ve also released a bunch of other new books, as I do.

Two alphabet books about murder:

Back in January I also released the first episode of Space Crime Cop Patrol, another serialized novel that I’m doing, except this one is for kids.

It’ll update on a far more spread out and random basis than Kahnaway, but will also be released through my Patreon. (Hard sell time! Back my Patreon to get ALL MY BOOKS mailed to you as they’re released!)

I’ve got other stuff going, too. Too much to backtrack and document here. I post most of it at my instagram as it’s made, plus regular random drawings and stuff, so that’s a great place to keep up. You can also sign up for some updates from my Patreon without actually paying it, which will let you know what I’m up there, or even back for like a dollar and get all the updates (though no physical books mailed to you).

Anyhow, there you go. I’m going to try to do a new quarantine-based cumulative drawing starting soon, so look out for that. Not sure what it’ll look like, since I only had the idea a few minutes ago. Huzzah!

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Two New Books!

Hey Internet! I’ve got two new books, The Zink and Mistakes Were Made! You know you want them! If you sign up for my Patreon this month (December), you’ll get them mailed to you as the December mailing. HOT STUFF!

The books are also available at Gallery Boom in Olympia. SO YOU’VE GOT NO EXCUSE TO NOT GET THEM!!!!

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Anxiety Beast

This is a (hopefully) animated image of a monster I drew and presented as part of a lecture/workshop I gave at Evergreen State College this week.

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Inktober 2019 Finished Art

Hey—here’s the (probably) final scanned copy of the huge drawing I did for Inktober this year! This was like 7 or 8 scans that Photoshop very politely merged into a single image for me, except for one little section that it absolutely couldn’t figure out how to fill, so I had to manually adjust that little section to sync up. There are probably other little areas that it had to fudge. Someday I need to find a scanner that can do 30 inches or something crazy, because this is always an issue with anything bigger than ledger sized. Oh well. For now, enjoy the full drawing. And if you’re a puzzle company, call me!

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Action Pigs!

Here’s a drawing I did and then digitized. I’ve had a couple of people ask me about making prints of it, and we looked into how to print onto black velvet, but came up totally empty. Aw well, too bad, but it’s still fun. Enjoy!

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Shirt Survey!

Hey Internet, I’m going to be producing a new Olympia shirt this holiday season, and want you to vote on which design I should use! I’ll post pictures here, but you need to go to this survey to actually vote! The background colors were chosen randomly, and will not be indicative of the final shirts ordered.

Thanks for checking them out! Here’s the link again:

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Hey person or internet-savvy-dog!

I’ve started a Patreon to use as a subscription service for my work! Patreon, in case you don’t know, is a way to support artist-types that you like by having an automated recurring payment made to them. The gist with mine is that you subscribe at patreon.com/calavara, and are then mailed something every month. The core idea is that I’m going to be producing a number of serialized projects, including a kids novel and an adult novel. While the producing these long-form serialized projects is the primary motivation, anyone who follows my work knows that I produce a lot more than one or two projects at a time, and so subscribers can feel confident that they’ll not only receive regular chapbooks of the novels, but also a steady stream of other books that I release. This includes picture books, poetry books, alphabet books, and who knows what else— pretty much a mystery box.

Two chapbooks, four stickers, and an actual printed book.

Maybe you know my children’s book work but not my adult stuff, or you’ve seen my art around, but never read any of my books at all, so you’re not sure. If you’re curious, or know someone who would be interested, please let me know via email, at tucoyohei@gmail.com and I can send you some stuff digitally, or meet you in a parking lot to hand over something printed.

There you go.

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Hey! For Inktober, I’ll be writing and drawing a book, a page per day! It’s called Zink, and I’m going to try to post an album here that *should* let you know click through and update here as I upload new photos. It should also be at Raccoonteurs.com.


Did it work? Is there a book there? I’m also doing one of the big huge drawings that I sometimes do. I’ll be updating it daily over at my instagram, where I’ll also be updating the story. You should follow me there, because I add things there all the time.

Also, I’ve been told to tell people who do the facebook thing to follow or like or whatever my thing that’s there: facebook.com/pcalavara

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