Greetings. I’m doing this post because after recent events that happened, a few snafus have come to light and it’s something I’m very uncomfortable talking about now, but please bear with me. I would like to start by saying that when I first started drawing as vogol on predominantly deviantART and pixiv between May 2016-July 2016, I was desperate for attention and shock-value during that time I drew a few subjects in the category of shota/lolicon.
Recently due to a few anons taunting me on curiouscat, it’s been brought to my attention that these drawings have resurfaced, were packaged in a zip and are making rounds across the web and that these users attempted to post it on rule34.xxx, using my twitter account as the source (before r34 swiftly removed them). And while it was something I did because I was a shitty edgelord back then trying too hard to get noticed, it’s unfortunate and I’m not proud of it now. It is what it is.
After opening a tumblr in August and a twitter account in December, my exposure to a larger audience, the development of interested fans and as well as my growth as an artist caused me to stop drawing such content to garner shock-value. I’ve moved on from June and July of 2016 and I never looked back.
Over the past 3 years, my approach to drawing and writing NSFW art and has matured and as a result, I have fully moved away from simply shock-value since August 2016. I have removed the posts on my pixiv that no longer reflected my current content/mindset and cleaned up my backlog. I can understand if people might feel a certain way about this situation and what it’s revealed, and that’s fine. This blog post is for me to explain what happened, how I’ve changed and how I’ve moved on from it years after.
However, in light of this situation, Vogol isn’t going anywhere, I’ll keep drawing and writing as the artist I am now and not the one I was three years ago. And this reopening of a skeleton in my closet is not going to stop me.