The Year 2020 Rings in the New Decade Chaotically

It’s been about a year since the last time I posted and I can’t believe just how much has happened/changed in such a short span of time. Around the time of my last post, I was working at Blick Art Materials in Miami as an Associate Manager; and we were just getting around to the busiest part of the year for art retail. Back-to-back it was Fall Back to School, the Holidays, and then finally Winter Back to School as we went into the new decade. Needless to say that it was a very busy year as usual.

2020 marked the start of my seventh year working art retail at Blick Art Materials. 2020 also marked the turn of a decade; it also marks the chance for mankind to experience the old browser-based pandemic game first-hand. Needless to say, Covid-19 has been a devastating and divisive force to get the ball rolling for the new decade. As a result of COVID, I’ve had more time to work on art, this site, and putting more content up for visitors to enjoy.

Here’s a brief rundown of all the new content you can find on Mage Punk Archives as of writing this post:

Interstellar Mage Punk: Epilogue X Prologue

Interstellar Mage Punk was initially a side project inspired by the album Rise of the Obsidian Interstellar by Disasterpeace. Listening to that album I imagined what it would be like to see the characters of Mage Punk Archives re-imagined in roles appropriate for a space opera type of story. I imagined a future in which the people of Orbyss are forced to live in outer space. Up to this point, I only ever thought of telling the story of Mage Punk Archives in a very linear manner. Mage Punk was to be this epic story that spanned generations of Jake and the other character’s families. We were to see Orbyss evolve through their eyes. Unfortunately, telling Mage Punk that way would mean having to wait before getting to all the cool parts. I didn’t want to spoil anything for myself or my potential readers.

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