New Adventures of Queen Victoria by Pab Sungenis

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  1. Paul Bachant

    Paul Bachant said, about 5 years ago

    Better start eating that thing!

  2. LibrarianInTraining

    LibrarianInTraining said, about 5 years ago

    As long as it doesn’t start glowing, I’m ok.

  3. Desultourist

    Desultourist said, about 5 years ago

    Me and my big mouth.

    (Wait, I can use it to EAT the sandwich!)

  4. pabsungenis

    pabsungenis said, about 5 years ago

    Folks, I know I’ve joked before about how long the strip has to last (counting down until the expiration of my contract), but I need to be completely serious right now.

    Due to circumstances beyond my control, the strip is probably going to come to an end very soon.

    Back in 2007 I had three surgeries which, thanks to my losing my insurance earlier in the year, socked me for $250,000 in medical bills, devastating most of my savings. This started my major problems.

    In December 2008 my mother’s house was destroyed in a fire. She had no insurance and no savings, and thanks to the medical bills neither of us had the credit to get a mortgage, so most of what was left of my savings went to put a roof over her head in an emergency.

    These two events compounded the problems I had been having with my own mortgage, and I received word yesterday that a foreclosure on our house has been completed. Unless we can pay off the full amount of our mortgage very soon, we will be out on the street, probably in the next month or so.

    As a result of this, I will most likely be homeless and obviously unable to continue the strip.

    I’ve tried everything I could over the past several months to bring in money, but the strip pays literally next to nothing, I’ve been unable to sell any of my writing, and the few collectibles I have left just aren’t fetching the money they would have a year ago.

    I’m literally out of time and out of hope. I have no feet left to land on.

    I’m sorry to lay all this on everyone, but I wanted you all to know exactly what was going on in case the strip disappears. If/when it happens, it wasn’t uClick’s decision (they’ve been very supportive of the strip and I love them for it), nor was it one that I will have wanted to make.

    Thanks for everything, folks.

  5. LadyThornewood

    LadyThornewood said, about 5 years ago

    in these hard economic times, this is happening all too often. Your ready and sometimes delightfully twisted wit will be sorely missed. And we eagerly await the time when her Maj once more rears her royal head (or takes Anne’s one of the two). I myself know said fear and pinch and the near impossibility of making any money with the written word. I’ve got three novels published (e-books) and am making next to nothing for 5 years. Yet cannot seem to get witha traditional publishing house.

    Life has a rhythm, find it, and learn to move with it and eventually you can coax it to move to your tune. and remember that nothing, not even poverty, is permanent unless you give in to it. You may be poor of pocket, but keep your sense of humor and you will never be poor of spirit. We are here for you.

  6. TiggerLeBounce

    TiggerLeBounce said, about 5 years ago

    I’m sorry to hear that, Pabsungenis. My parents had a house fire too, and one of my grandmothers- by then an invalid- was living with them. They got out unharmed, but rebuilding was a chore.

    Best of luck to you and your mother, and may her majesty return soon.

  7. Desultourist

    Desultourist said, about 5 years ago

    bleeep, it always hits the wrong ones.

  8. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon said, about 5 years ago

    Pab - My most heartfelt sympathy for you. I have followed this strip a long time, will sorely miss it. Do what you have to do and know you have fans here who have appreciated what you have done. Peace and love to you.

  9. mivins

    mivins said, about 5 years ago

    Oh, Pab, I’m so sorry to hear this! I pray that the universe will relent and let you keep your house.

    Can you or a friend set up an Emergency Fund for Pab and accept donations from your friends and fans? I would happily send what I could. Do it through Paypal, so you’d have immediate access?

    You are a gallant and generous man, and you deserve some help in keeping a roof over your head and your mom’s.

  10. kfaatz925

    kfaatz925 said, about 5 years ago

    I’m very sorry to hear about your situation, Pab; all good thoughts and prayers to you. If Her Maj takes a hiatus we’ll miss her, but we’ll look forward to her return knowing she’ll be back. The universe can’t keep the good ones down.

  11. pabsungenis

    pabsungenis said, about 5 years ago

    mivins: There is a donate button on the main page at http://www.newadventuresofqueenvictoria.com but I’m not sure if it works because I’ve never gotten any donations.

  12. pabsungenis

    pabsungenis said, about 5 years ago

    And thanks everyone else for the kind words.

  13. pibfan868

    pibfan868 said, about 5 years ago

    My best thoughts and wishes to you–perhaps there is a PAB angel in waiting that just voicing the problem will bring to you. I surely wish that it be so.

  14. mivins

    mivins said, about 5 years ago

    Hey folks, go over to

    http://www.newadventuresofqueenvictoria.com

    and make a donation! Pab needs our help. It’s a mikvah.

  15. Sheila

    Sheila said, about 5 years ago

    AW man! Such awful stuff happens to such good people. I’m sorry about your rotten circumstances. And for your mom too. Queen Vicky and her maudlin crew will be sorely missed

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