Status of Erotic Mad Science in the future

New Prose Story: "Lucky Little Rich Girl"

What follows is not a post I particularly want to write, but one that I think is necessary.

Publication here at Erotic Mad Science is going to slow down considerably over the next several months. In order to explain why, perhaps a little bit of background in the economics of the site is in order. I am on my own here. Every comics page that you see on this site was work from an artist I commissioned and paid out of my own pocket. What’s in my pocket is money I earned from my regular career, I have never relied either on advertising or sales of merchandise or on any of the voluntary finance arrangements (e.g. Patreon) that others have relied on. I do not in the slightest disdain anyone who does any of those things — we all have to make a living somehow, but I have made the choice to use my own resources and I happy with that. I have had the resources, and I have used them. I think that frees up more resources for other creators who have not been as lucky in life as I have been and I’m fine with that.

I am now, however, engaged in a project to produce a full-length graphic novel — probably around 400 pp — and the commission fees for its production bring me up against the limits of my resources. The novel matters a lot to me and I have to make a choice, and so that’s where the resources have been going.

I would also note that there is an element of time here that is important. Every bit of work on this site that is done is done by me. Writing scripts — even of the most lightest variety — is an immense sink of time, as anyone with writing experience can tell you. Keeping the site here running also requires considerable maintenance time as well. Time isn’t all that cheap in my life: I work a full-time professional job and have a lot of family obligations as well.

I also have a podcast I would like to resume if I can. We shall see.

On top of all that I’ve had some health issues which began getting worse in early 2022, and I should really spend some effort attending to those.

I don’t want anyone to feel abandoned; this site will continue to be here and there will be at least some new material appearing. I have some art not yet published here and there might be an additional “Agents” series if the artist who draws it can fit it into his budget. I am achingly close to the psychologically-significant total of 10,000 posts and would like to cross it. Perhaps I shall. And I also hope to devote some time in the near future to a significant site overhaul make all the material here more readily accessible to both new and old readers.

It has been an enjoyable run here. I am grateful to all of you who have devoted your own time to reading and commenting here. And who knows? Perhaps in the future fortune will smile and I will be able to resume…something wicked.

14 thoughts on “Status of Erotic Mad Science in the future

  1. Well, if you gotta, you gotta. And in the meantime, I’ll look forward to this graphic novel. Good luck, best and all, and it’s been a blast.

  2. Thank you! I discovered your site when The Apsinthion Protocol vol 1 started and enjoyed the illuminating stories that followed.

    Gnosis collage rules!

  3. I’ve always thought of every posting as a gift. Even when some aren’t quite my cup of tea, I’m grateful for your generosity with the site, (for years!), and appreciative of the work of the various artists you underwrote and shared with us.
    You have to be selfish and take time to look after yourself, cherish your family, that you can remain active and sharing your ideas, images, and bon mots as future circumstances permit.
    Grateful for what you’ve shared, and looking forward to your future efforts!

  4. While I am saddened by this, I do understand. Thank you for the entertainment. I, for one, have thoroughly enjoyed these tales from Gnosis College. Wishing you best of luck with the graphic novel. Be sure to keep us apprised so we can purchase/order a copy. Be safe!

  5. Good luck with the new venture. I have hugely appreciate the content you have posted; intelligent and entertaining at least. Thank you.

  6. Thanks, Dr. Faustus.

    Clearly I’ve derived not only much enjoyment from your site, but also direct benefits in getting to write a story for it. I hope all proceeds well with your graphic novel and you are able to achieve that goal to your satisfaction. Be sure to let us know all about it when the time comes. I’ll keep checking in.

    Thanks again!

  7. We will all miss your frequent updates, but look forward to your magnum opus. Good luck and good health, my friend.

  8. What you have created here is not just a series of stories, but a beacon to those who share an interest in similar tales. I cannot tell you the sense of relief I found upon finding your site and discovering not just someone with the same tastes in fantasy, but someone who examines that fascination in their own work and the work of others.
    All of this is to say that if you never posted another piece here, you need feel no sense of guilt or remorse. You have already given a truly great deal of not just happiness, but comfort. And all to people you may never meet, many of who likely felt, as I did, isolated and strange.
    You have already given us more than enough. Anything else is just icing on a very wonderful cake. See to what you must, and know that our best wishes go with you. I hope that your health improves, that your great work is met with acclaim, and that your professional and personal lives are free from worry. Thank you for everything.

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