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ashtree-house
I'm a Canadian gal who likes jogging, kombucha and my pet rabbit! I mostly update on Instagram under ashtreehouse <3

Also, Check out my comic Steel & Manitou (high quality!!) on The Duck:

http://theduckwebcomics.com/Steel_and_Manitou/
  • Real Name
    Ashley
  • Gender
    Female
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Hey everyone!

I regret to inform you that this comic will be taking (another) indefinite hiatus.

When I first started Steel & Manitou a couple of years ago, I was feeling bored and unsatisfied and creatively brain-dead. I kind of felt like the main character in Offie Space lol. I still do in some aspects. My job is quite tedious and repetitive (manual data entry) and I sometimes feel like a robot. I spontaneously decided to make a webcomic, because drawing used to bring me a lot of joy in high school. So this comic was supposed to be a creative outlet and let me be a kid again and have fun and MAGICAL adventures!!

Fortunately for me (and unfortunately for this comic), it really reignited that creative passion in me and I decided to enroll at a local art university. I am going to pursue a career change, although I am not entirely sure what that looks like yet. I just know I don't want to do what I am doing or feel what I am feeling for another 30 some years. BUUUUT I am a part-time student (because you know, rent and stuff), which means I am working full time and doing evening/weekend classes. So sprinkle in homework and social engagements, and I am left with little time to work on this comic.

Because of re: impulsive comic due to circumstances above; I admit I did 0 planning for S&M (hehe) but have a lot of plans for it regardless. I am not sure if I will continue down the road or re-do it, but I don't intend to abandon the idea all together. For now, I want to focus on becoming a better artist.

I do plan to stick around though! Just less less less active then I already am lol. I might do some short story/experimental comics along my classes and education, and of course still read the comics I follow!

Thank you everyone!!

PS..Now can we talk about how everyone dresses in an art university?? I have been in the corporate world for too long, I look like a total narc D:
poor mr skelly
Intense look intensifies!
Umm closest hair ever??
Not trash!! ;__;
Yay updates!
Ahh, sorry people! Summer gets busy for me. I also was having tablet problems.. I got the new Ipad pro 12.9 with pencil so I am excited to unbox that sucker! Anyways, this page is kind of sloppy.. but enjoy! We finally learn the hairless bear spirts name.. Stiff Jointed Bear!
Just letting you know I am alive! Summers are busy for me, a new page is in the works! Enjoy a little doodle of Sundance in the mean time! I will delete this wheeeeeen I update!
Putting anther's happiness over your own.. I am guilty of that >_<
Oops! Fell behind a bit, summer is busy! But I love this cover~
Hahah yeah thanks voice~!
They're a cute lil fam!
@MayelV: Believe her mista!
So inspirational o___o
Sorry for the lack of updates folks! It's summer and us poor Canadians only get 2 months to enjoy it so I better get out there XD

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Hey, electric orchestra might be alright!
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Welcome back! Another beautiful page!!