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PhantomCat
hello, i am Shiny and i like to make comics
@LordGimsbury: I don't have a script. I have an outline, all the scripting and dialogue happened mostly on the fly, since I work better that way.

As I told someone else, I don't really want anyone to continue my work. There's a whole lot more to comics than just drawing and writing, and I shouldn't pass my failures off to the next guy to deal with.
That said, thank you for reading my work and liking it enough.
@MidnightUser: I dont really want anyone to "resume" my work, actually. There's a lot more to the story than just what happens in it, theres also how the characters are meant to be portrayed and how they react to things that I just really dont want to put into the trust of someone else to try to get it right. Although I've stopped this comic, I still really care about it and may be just a bit overprotective, lol.
if people want to write fics though I obviously cant and won't stop them ;)

That said, I'm working on compiling some summaries for all the different arcs. Its just a matter of doing it in a way that's coherent enough to be worth posting.
@Scarfhat: I read all of the comments, actually. <3
I'm so glad you liked my work for all of it's contents(or most at least, lol).
If you like, my art twitter is @MatchaGhost, I post all of my art-related stuff there and will use it to plug my next comic when it starts posting.

Thank you very much for reading and enjoying what I've done. And for the support. I appreciate it. :)
@Arnison: Sorry you missed it.
I'm most active on Twitter, so if you're interested in following my work, that would be your best bet. My username there is @MatchaGhost.
I don't have a page set up for my next comic project yet. It's too early in development for that, but I'll be plugging it on Twitter and wherever else when it goes up.

Thank you
@SyskyLycanwolf: i really appreciate it. Dont make anything "in (my) memory" though, im not dead or quitting comics forever. I just want to work on something i have complete creative freedom over.
Im touched to know I inspired you. I hope you go far, my dude. Godspeed.

Thank you
@MarkusAurel: i'm not deleting it off Jeeves, so no, I dont think I really need to make a zip archive. In the event that Jeeves dies or the internet explodes, then I'll release a zip for people, but otherwise there's not much point imo.

thank you
@X man: well, my guy, you're in good company. i broke my own heart too, lmao.

thanks for sticking with me all this time. It's been a pleasure seeing you in my comments for so many years. :)
@MouseWithADinosaurTail: right now, i'm not sure. i just need some time to clear my head but i might post a summary at some point that clears up some of the loose ends, if not all of them.
we'll see though.

Thank you <3
@Tom Pokénutter: here, and possibly Tapas. Just under my other account, MatchaGhost. I'll be sure to link it here when it starts to go live, for interested parties, but it might be a while yet.
@Zeus: haha, I'll try. Theres still much to be done before i can share, but hey, rest assured that it's coming.

Thank you, so much. Your support means more to me than you probably realize
Howdy, friends, I've got some things to unload. We'll start with this spicy meme to set the mood:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNvFPKujc5w

After thinking long and hard about my life, priorities, dreams and ambitions, I've decided to call it quits on PMD:RAD. It's been a long time coming, and yes, you called it, we know. but here we are.
I know, lots of you will be upset about this, but allow me a moment to explain.

It's always been a personal dream of mine to make comics and be dang good at it. Heck, I've been making them off and on for over half my life at this point, and boy howdy what a ride it's been. 5 years ago, I decided to permanently shut down my original comic, Idano, in favor of working on RAD instead. I justified this to myself by saying it would be good practice, something to prepare me to make the Idano I really wanted. And y'know what? I was super right. This was a magnificent bit of practice and i've met so many wonderful people and learned SO FRIGGIN MUCH because of it, for which i'm extremely grateful. Its been an honor to have such enthusiastic and supportive readers through all this time, and i sincerely thank you all for joining me for the ride.

The decision to quit comes from a bit of what i can only describe as an early midlife crisis. I'm in my mid-twenties, and thinking back on RAD and everything I've done leading up to it has told me that the only thing noteworthy I have to show for all the work i've done is an overambitious comic to which i have no rights to. I can't publish books for it, I can't market myself with it in any professional capacity, and Senpai Nintendo will never notice me unless it is to sue me(lol). I feel that I don't have the freedom to write the story I really want to write because of the simple fact that it IS pokemon. And my dudes, it's not easy continuing to work on something that can never be what you want it to be or need it to be. So instead of pouring my soul and time and energy into RAD, this thing that will definitely get me nowhere in life, I've decided to refocus and put it into something that'll be more fulfilling. Something I dont have to be embarrassed that i worked so hard for so long on, to be proud of, to not be the source of the constant nagging insecurity in the back of my mind that people only read it because it's Pokemon.

I'll admit, im really dang sad to do this, since i HAVE worked so hard on it, and i've written so much still that will never see the light of day in the way it was supposed to. I've gotten attached to these characters I made in a way that I didn't expect, and i wont lie to you, it hurts to put them away(really, i cried about it. i am manly as HEck). But, it's better for my sanity and long-term self-esteem for me to bid RAD a fond farewell while the gettin's good and instead try to find my place in life on my own merits, and not the property of somebody else.

I'm leaving the archive up just in case i ever do decide to revisit it, but don't get your hopes up.

So in conclusion, I want to say, thank you, really, from the bottom of my tiny, shriveled up heart, for reading my comic, and enjoying what i've done. Thank you for your support, I hope you'll join me for my future project, but if not, I understand.

Take care folks.

tl;dr: Im quitting RAD because art is hard/i am selfish and my energy is better spent on comics that I own completely
@Some Random Umbreon: amen, brother
@MoonLight152535: the answer is either "yes" or "no". :^)
replacing that scarf is priority, it's all crusty with rodney's gross blood at this point
okay, i know it's been a Long Time, but please keep "youre back", "finally" and similar comments to a minimum.(i mean it. i'll delete u :U) i like discussion to like.. be relevant and on topic. That said, thank you for sticking around. updates might be rocky for a while since i haven't fully recovered from what primarily started the hiatus in the first place, but i'm gonna give it a good old college try to stay on schedule for the future.

also, just a heads up, i've hardly drawn pokemon(or much of anything else) for half of a year, so any wonk or inconsistency i shall blame squarely on being out of practice and also apathy
@Guest: theres more than one wigglytuff in the world, lol
Since not everyone reads the news updates, i'll just put this here for now -

just to let everyone know what's going on, please chill. my comic is not dead, i still want to make it. however, as im sure most of you can understand, real life comes first. many things have popped up over the course of the last month, and combined with my general feeling of extreme burnout, it's made for a very quiet last couple of months. for this i apologize.

that said, i'd appreciate if people stopped harrassing me for new pages. its fine to leave comments, DM me, stuff like that, but ive had some of you go out of your way to find me elsewhere and on my private social media. which is not okay with me. please stop, its creepy.

i wont make any promises for when the next page is coming. just know that it's coming. i hope you'll stick around. :)
thanks
@Guest: all I can really do about that at this point is advise you to get Adblock Plus and blacklist my comics ads. They aren't mine, they actually come from my host site(smackjeeves) which I can get rid of by paying a yearly sum for premium, but since I can't afford that currently, Adblock plus would be your best bet.
Sorry about that.
@Black Spiderman: I usually draw them during the week, between Saturdays.
-points-
my SON