Patreon Shoutout: Meta-Akira, the Founder (Finally) of a Fresh Fundamentally Fun-Furthering Factor!


Let’s get serious for a moment here, let’s get solemn.
For this is a moment of passing. A new beginning, yet also an end.

The strip you see above is the very last strip of Yonkoma Nuzlocke drawn with the use of the good friend of mine, the Wacom Bamboo Pen CTL-470. This little tablet was the very impulsive purchase that allowed Yonkoma Nuzlocke to begin and has ever since been a trusted ally on this journey we’ve set on together over four years ago. I bought it with financial limitations in mind, perfectly aware that I was getting perhaps the least impressive of what didn’t seem like complete trash. Nonetheless, I can now officially say, as we part ways, that at no point was I dissatisfied with its service. Perhaps the best way I can summarize this little piece of tech is this: It did not surprise me with what it could do, no. But it surprised me with what I could do. And just for that, I felt the need to write a nice goodbye for it.

But yeah, the point is I have literally just now been delivered a brand new Wacom Cintiq 13HD and I am way excited. I have been noticing for quite some time that whenever I doodle my characters on paper, even without trying much, they tend to look better and come from under my hand way faster. So I took the leap and decided to try ditching the disconnect of essentially “drawing without looking” and get myself one of those fancy “drawing right on the screen” thingies. One shameful splurge of money later – not without the help of a particular Meta-Akira, baby, that’s right! – and a new era for my drawings begins. I don’t want to promise any great leap in quality or time efficiency just yet, but I have high hopes.

And don’t you guys worry about the old Bamboo, it is not broken and works perfectly fine still. It’s quite possible my older sister or my younger brother will have some use for it and if not, I can always keep it and sell it for a million bucks after Yonkoma Nuzlocke finally turns into the worldwide phenomenon that it is clearly destined to become eventually. Right? You’d pay that for it, right?

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